If you are willing to make an ink purchase through a source other than your favorite stockist, there are a few options for those lamenting the loss of the retired Sailor colors.
- Bungbox sells Sailor in tall bottles that I’ve seen used for limited edition releases in the past. The descriptions are not necessarily descriptive of the ink color, but in some instances, at least entertaining. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
- A few Bungbox inks are available through Amazon, but the shipping cost is significant.
- Cool-Japan has the Sailor Kobe line, but rumor has it he can be sweet-talked into offering Bungbox ink as well. His shipping cost is lower than Bungbox though his per bottle price is higher. The net effect can be a significant savings. Cool-Japan has a good reputation if you have any concerns about ordering via eBay.
If you’ve got to have an exotic Sailor ink rather than the standard fare from U.S. retailers, grab a bottle or two while you can. It’s not like you have too many inks already, is it?