Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai: The Deep Seas of Ink

Dragging beach cooler behind me, flip flops snatching up sand like a family dog catching scraps falling from the dinner table, I establish my settlement, coast side with the view of endless deep oceans straight ahead. Today we take a look at Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai ink. I can’t wait so lets dip our nibs and get inked!

 Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai Review

PilotĀ has once again kept their reputation as a great ink manufacturer. I’ve never really been a “Blue Ink” kind of guy.. Typically pens shipped with blue ink refills are quickly replaced with black cartridges. Shin-Kai however has the ability to shin in it’s rough battle against my taste. I kind of love the navy blue-black laid down on paper from this ink and can’t seem to stop writing with it.

 Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai Review


Shin-Kai roughly translate from Japanese to Deep Sea/Ocean Depth. I really believe it. I’ve sunk several leagues under the seas of this ink and have seen the eyes of a sea beast laying in wait below. I’m struggling against the tentacles from a monstrous kraken dragging me deeper into the world that is the variety of Blue-Black inks.

 Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai Review

Shin-Kai writes very well in my Twsbi Eco. It lays down dark and begins to fade into a navy color only seconds later. One thing I’ve noticed about this ink is that it doesn’t dry quickly compared to other Iroshizuku line inks I’ve tried in the past. Both Momiji and Asa-Gao dried in about 5 seconds but this one took nearly 20 seconds to finely find it’s place within the stitching of my Rhodia paper. Although it claims to be the ink of the sea, this ink is by no means water-proof…. just figured I’d mention that šŸ˜‰


 Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai Review


  • Lovely blue-black ink
  • Price


  • Dry time

Price: $13 for 15ml Ā  $20 for 50ml

Color: Blue-Black / Navy Blue

Sizes:Ā 15ml and 50ml


I can’t wait to crack the seal in my other Pilot Iroshizuku Inks. It seems with each one I get more and more excited to venture beyond my Black and Red typical tastes. If you want to buy some click Be sure to check out my other Pilot Iroshizuku ink reviews hereĀ Asa-Gao and Momiji ! What Iroshizuku inks are your favorites? Hit me up in the comment section below or contact me here! Ā Thanks as always!

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