Remember J.Herbin's Emerald of Chivor? Well Sailor Jentle Yama-Dori is kind of what I was looking for after I fell in love with EoC: a teal ink with lots of shading and sheen, BUT -very important- sans the gold particles!
This ink ticks the right boxes. The resemblance with EoC is noticeable, but it's not an exact copy. First of all, of course, no gold particles. For me that's a good enough reason to pick this ink over EoC, anyday. Apart from the shimmer, there are certain slight differences: it's a bit darker, the shading is a bit less pronounced, but all in all the nuance is subtle.
The blue-green (teal) tone is accentuated by beautiful red sheen. A lot of sheen! Whereas other inks only show sheen on high quality paper, with Yama-Dori you don't even have to use Tomoe river or Rhodia paper. Even on cheap paper there's plenty of sheen to drool at.
A bottle of Sailor Jentle ink will run you about 18 EUR/ 20 USD (50ml). That's a relatively premium price, but the colors are really nice so they are tempting enough to buy anyway!
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