This is the most valuable handmade oil soot inkstick made by the famous Old Hu Kai Wen. It was made strictly according to ancient oil soot inkstick recipe which includes valuable herbs, gold foil, and pearls.
The ink produces a very vivid deep black. The black is so sophisticated that it shows a very thick smooth finish. It contains the best natural resin which further helps keep the brush supple.
This ink also has a very fine aroma. And it is very black and smooth.
All these features make this inkstick the ‘king’ of handmade Chinese inksticks.
Oil Soot Oil soot black inks are good for both calligraphy and painting, the black is deep, sophisticated, bright while not overwhelming. High grade inks may have added aromatic oils such as musk and borneol, Chinese medicinal ingredients or gold leaf.