|Item Weight||6.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.6 x 1.7 x 1.5 inches|
|Item model number||19040|
|Ink Color||Aircorp Blue Black|
|Manufacturer Part Number||19040|
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
Noodler's Ink Fountain Pen Bottled Ink, 3oz, Aircorp Blue-Black
|Price:||$14.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and .
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- Genuine Noodler's Quality
- Aircorp blue-black
- Fountain Pen Ink for Vintage or New Pens
- Made in USA
- 3 oz Glass Bottle
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
This one is not good for two-sided writing on bad paper, but just remember that almost all fountain pen inks of any color are not good for two-sided writing on bad paper either.
This one, like Noodler's "standard" Black, is safe for writing checks and signing valuable or important documents. One behavior you might notice, if your pen's nib is an exposed metal surface (not covered with colored enamel), is that Polar Black spreads itself over exposed metal surfaces. This "nib creep" is harmless behavior because the ink doesn't run down onto the grip area. Wiping the ink off the nib is only temporary; more ink will soon spread to replace what you wiped off. Again, this is harmless behavior and a very small price to pay for the security of your marks, signatures and important handwritten texts.
I'm trying it in a Waterman Hemisphere fine-point fountain pen.
So far, I've found the ink has a reasonably fast drying time, and produces a crisp, thin line even on the cheap copy paper they use around here. (My old ink would blot out into broad, fuzzy lines immediately upon contact with the paper ... enough so that what I wrote was unreadable half of the time. My handwriting accounts for the other half...)
It stays neatly in the piston-type ink cartridge converter I'm using.
Color is nominally black, although - as stated in the manufacturer's description - in the right lighting there's a dark green sheen to it. It's not unpleasant; in fact, it gives the ink a somewhat dated, more elegant appearance than a "plain" flat black would be, in my opinion, and would certainly be a distinguishing feature if you use your fountain pen to sign checks.
I performed the tests on Hammermill 20lb great white copy, on some random archival paper I had around, on 3x5 index cards and on standard legal pad paper.
The color is, as far as I could discern, the exact same as the regular black. Side by side under natural and flourescent light yielded the same darkness and opacity.
Indeed, in the very fine steel nib which was in need of restoration, the ink seemed to lubricate a bit better than the standard ink. Enough to make a significant difference, probably not. With the better flowing ink I feel I held the pen a bit lighter as well, and not being an accomplished scribe, that helped my technique so there were compounding factors.
When writing with the medium nib, the flow was like a stick of butter on a plate of glass. I liked the feel although at times it got a bit sloppy, and I wasn't properly forming the letters. Again, someone with superior penmanship would not have an issue with this.
Regardless, I didn't notice that much creep or feathering even with the cheaper paper. The fine nibs still had a tendency to scratch here and there, in particular when writing quickly (such as note taking) but it never dropped, spattered, blobbed or otherwise.
Drying time, water resistance, etc. all comparable to the standard black.Read more ›
My second surprise is that this Black Eel ink doesn't seem to lubricate as much as the Blue Eel ink (which is not waterproof) that I have used before. Blue Eel was distinctly slick on the page. With Black Eel it's hard for me to discern any difference from the regular stuff.
I'm still a huge fan of Noodler's ink, and of Noodler's Black in particular, but I've got to say this particular "American Eel" was a bit of a let-down to me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Flows perfectly. I love this color. It's darker than most greens, yet still noticeably green. Gives your writing a lot of personality.Published 1 day ago by Cadwallader Wigglesworth
I like how this ink writes overall, but it does tend to take a long time to dry. Unfortunately, it also clogs up my fountain pen, rendering it unusable at inconvenient times. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Witty Knitter
For something that is supposed to not feather, it sure does feather a lot.Published 9 days ago by Paul J. Camp
Using Noodlers ink in fountain pens, and artist's watercolors over it, (all of the below are Bulletproof inks, because I wanted artist permanence),
here are some notes:... Read more
Great ink; came in plastic bottle instead of glass like most noodlers, but works great!Published 17 days ago by Steve V
Nice dark black ink. Works well in my 450 and750 jinhao pens. Looking forward to purchasing the apache sunset soon!Published 17 days ago by Melissa S. Sneed
I wrote a Christmas gift card with this ink. When the card was unwrapped, my brother-in-law said aloud that it was written in blood, and he seemed to at least halfway believe it. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michael F Holt