Sailor Jentle Souten is a medium blue ink. It’s a very close competitor to Pilot’s popular Kon-peki.
Souten is most commonly sold in a 20 ml glass bottle, but it’s also available in Sailor’s larger 50 ml size.
Unlike Pilot’s Kon-peki, which is also a medium blue with pink undertones, Souten is more prone to sheening. The sheen, when it is coaxed out is a pink shade, but it won’t come out during every day writing and can just be seen when using a better pen and Tomoe River paper.
Souten has a nice flow to it, but tends to run wet, so be careful with larger nib sizes. It will tend to show through papers more than a lot of other inks, but doesn’t feather or bleed if you are using a nicer paper (Rhodia, Tomoe, etc.).
This is a reliable, every day ink, but is a little bit on the light side for use in the office or more formal settings. It’s a good daily writer, but not quite as well-manners as the Kon-peki.
Sailor Jentle Souten Information
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|Bottle Size||20 ml|