Check out this amazing guide to Noodler’s ink at Jetpens. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know! 😀
I recently imported my other blog to this one and then deleted it. Many of the images seem to have failed to transfer (but not all, which is weird). Anyway, I’m going to try and restore them, but it’ll take a while.
My new favorite inks are from Noodlers–I will admit that I resisted trying them for a while because I don’t like the bottles. Such a shallow snob, I know.
Anyway, I ordered a few ink samples from the Goulet Pen Company and included a sample of Noodlers Black Swan English Roses because I liked the name. I’m not a fan of writing with red ink because it has certain connotations for me, but I had to try it.
I LOVE THIS INK! It’s a beautiful brownish red that looks a bit like blood in certain kinds of light. It’s really pretty and so smooth. I’ve been filling my TWSBI Diamond 580 with it and it’s started to be my go-to. My other regular use pen – the TWSBI Mini is filled with Noodler’s Zhivago (but that’s a subject for another post), and I use them both almost exclusively these days.
I guess that the moral of this story is two-fold: Don’t judge an ink by its bottle, and Don’t knock it until you try it.