Category: Tsuru Tsuru

  • Vinta Sea Kelp (Leyte 1944)

    Vinta Sea Kelp (Leyte 1944)

    Vinta Sea Kelp (Leyte 1944) is the full name of the ink. The name refers to the Battle of the Leyte Gulf which was fought in 1944. The ink is an olive green with an average flow. After flushing the insides of the pen with water, I noticed the ink left a ring of colour…

  • Diamine Onyx Black

    Diamine Onyx Black

    Onyx Black is a black ink with a wet flow. This is not a pitch black ink, if you look closely, you will notice a little shading. But for general purposes, this is black enough for me. I noticed this ink takes a while to fully dry. This ink is easy to clean out of…

  • Dominant Industry Winter Wood

    Dominant Industry Winter Wood

    Winter Wood is a brown-black ink with an average flow. At the start of the writing session, the words look almost black due to the amount of ink. As I continued writing and the ink flow stabilised, shades of brown appeared. This ink is easy to clean out of the pen. The writing samples below…

  • Van Dieman’s Apple Cider on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru

    Van Dieman’s Apple Cider on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru

    Ink Apple Cider is part of the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. It has an average flow. The ink colour ranges from a light yellow to a honey yellow. The lighter parts reminds me of apple cider and the darker parts reminds me of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes it is…

  • KOKUYO PERPANEP notebooks

    KOKUYO PERPANEP notebooks

    Months ago, I came across a display of KOKUYO’s new PERPANEP line of notebooks at Tokyu Hands. “PERPANEP” is an anagram of “pen paper”. Clever perhaps, but I do wish they could have chosen an easier name to remember. I first heard about the notebooks on The Stationery Cafe podcast but I didn’t expect them…