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Noodlers "Prime of the Commons"


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#41 framebaer

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 15:14

I have a bottle -- the color is nothing like legal Lapis.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 17:48

I actually bought it from Niche/Pelikan Pens but I've noticed that they are now showing 'out of stock'. I'm glad I bought some when I did. I don't know about the LL similarity though. I'll put a scan of P o t C on here before Christmas if possible.


Sniff! Well, I'll keep an eye on their site.

I have a bottle -- the color is nothing like legal Lapis.


Thanks! Now I clearly need both. :)

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:06

Interesting colour! I may have to add this on my 'to try' list next time I look at ink swabs or order from Goulet

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#44 swanjun

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 14:45

Interesting colour! I may have to add this on my 'to try' list next time I look at ink swabs or order from Goulet


Alas, this color is not presently available at Goulet. I would love to see it there, though, since it doesn't look like Noodler's is exporting to the UK anymore so UK retailers may not be able to restock it.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 17:36

Alas, this color is not presently available at Goulet. I would love to see it there, though, since it doesn't look like Noodler's is exporting to the UK anymore so UK retailers may not be able to restock it.


I'm not sure about Noodler's not exporting to the UK anymore - if someone has confirmation of this I would like to know. I believe Niche Pens Ltd have had a delivery of Noodler's inks since last Spring. Unfortunately they do not have any Prime of the Commons at the moment.

I have two bottles of this ink (I think it might have been the last two from Niche Pens Ltd. :embarrassed_smile: ) and have tried it in a few pens. Its behaviour is very pen specific, it can vary from that of a good wet writer to a gusher. Personally I love the colour, its fast drying time and its smoothness. It works fine in my MB 149, my Pelikans (Ductus and Souverän) but is far too wet in my Parkers (51...) and TWSBI. There is some nib creep but hardly anything that worries me (believe me, I am difficult when it comes to ink...). You need good paper for it to really shine, or poor paper and a fine dry writer, but there is no fun in that direction - no matter what the ink ;)

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 17:46

The pen I've had inked with P o t C has almost run out so I've added a couple of lines in the only blues I've got 'loaded' at the moment, to a few comparison lines of some Diamine inks.
The paper is Rhodia 80gsm and I hope it makes sense. For colour comparisons, the pen and nib combinations are really irrelevant at this stage.
This is the scan.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 18:04

I'm not sure about Noodler's not exporting to the UK anymore - if someone has confirmation of this I would like to know.


I don't have anything resembling confirmation. I'm just going by this page at The Writing Desk, which could be out of date.

http://www.thewritin...uk/noodlers.php

The pen I've had inked with P o t C has almost run out so I've added a couple of lines in the only blues I've got 'loaded' at the moment, to a few comparison lines of some Diamine inks.


So pretty. Thank you!

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 18:26

I'm not sure about Noodler's not exporting to the UK anymore - if someone has confirmation of this I would like to know.


I don't have anything resembling confirmation. I'm just going by this page at The Writing Desk, which could be out of date.

http://www.thewritin...uk/noodlers.php


Yes, I have seen this.

However, there have been words to this effect on their website for some time. Unless I am mistaken (and correct me if I am) Niche Pens have had a delivery of Noodler's inks whilst TWD was still unsure about being able to obtain further supplies of Noodler's inks. This is what makes me unsure. Of course Niche Pens may have only received goods ordered before any change in distribution policy by Noodler's.

It is confusing.... anyone with more information?

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 19:19

Great review <img src="http://www.fountainp...#>/thumbup.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbup:" border="0" alt="thumbup.gif" />, now I have another ink on my list. (I just love blue-black inks with some green to it <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/puddle.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":puddle:" border="0" alt="puddle.gif" /> )

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 23:43

if this ink is indeed out of stock at this point, i'd like to be one of the outspoken few to say i'd like to see a reissue.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:32

For those who really like this ink, I too hope that it may soon be in stock again.

I myself don't have this ink and I won't buy it either because it reminds me too much of the Legal Lapis (which I do have). They may indeed be two different inks but their looks are too similar for me. I was disappointed when I first tried out the Legal Lapis. I thought that the term 'Legal' would in fact convince us that we're having to do with a respectable, establishment-solid, lawyer. Sort of like that which MB's or Lamy's or Diamine's iron-gall inks reflect. IMO -- especially in regard to its naming -- this ink is too green, too gray, too dull. But, to each, his own.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 14:07

For those who really like this ink, I too hope that it may soon be in stock again.

I myself don't have this ink and I won't buy it either because it reminds me too much of the Legal Lapis (which I do have). They may indeed be two different inks but their looks are too similar for me. I was disappointed when I first tried out the Legal Lapis. I thought that the term 'Legal' would in fact convince us that we're having to do with a respectable, establishment-solid, lawyer. Sort of like that which MB's or Lamy's or Diamine's iron-gall inks reflect. IMO -- especially in regard to its naming -- this ink is too green, too gray, too dull. But, to each, his own.

Have you or has anyone else any experience of using R & K Salix iron gall?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 16:43

Yes!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 16:45

Yes!

And?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 17:08

LL:

Colour: light greenish gray, a half a tad of tan
Saturation: high
Flow: fair to middling
Feathering: high to very high (F nib)
Bleeding: very high
Shading: none seen


Salix:

Colour: light to middling grayish blue
Saturation: average = normal
Flow: nice, not too low, but not too high, more constant/continuous than LL
Feathering: none seen (F nib)
Bleeding: none seen, maybe a hint if I look hard enough
Shading: yes some

Edited by lapis, 06 January 2012 - 17:10.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 20:48

if this ink is indeed out of stock at this point, i'd like to be one of the outspoken few to say i'd like to see a reissue.


Just got two bottles of PotC from Niche Pens, so I am all stocked-up...
I do not want to think that I got the last two bottles of it!
They will re-stock it soon, I guess!
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 13:00

if this ink is indeed out of stock at this point, i'd like to be one of the outspoken few to say i'd like to see a reissue.


Just got two bottles of PotC from Niche Pens, so I am all stocked-up...
I do not want to think that I got the last two bottles of it!
They will re-stock it soon, I guess!


well i just got an email back from Niche Pens, and it looks like maybe you did get the last bottles, lucky!
i know this probably isn't the place to ask, but is anyone willing to part with a bottle?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 14:39

Any word yet or discovery of where this ink is available?
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 20:17

i think niche pens has been having '2 bottles' listed as their stock since forever. Anywhow I took the plunge last week and ordered it from them and I am now a happy owner of the ink. It's an amazing one...blue green hue ( i think it's slightly greener) with a bit of turquoise (with barrel staining) I think it's a very think ink, as in it seems to penetrate the pages of my Rhodia webbie which has never happened with other inks before (the only other Noodlers I have is Aircorp blue black, which is actually more green black...but that's a tale for another day)

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 21:16

i think niche pens has been having '2 bottles' listed as their stock since forever. Anywhow I took the plunge last week and ordered it from them and I am now a happy owner of the ink. It's an amazing one...blue green hue ( i think it's slightly greener) with a bit of turquoise (with barrel staining) I think it's a very think ink, as in it seems to penetrate the pages of my Rhodia webbie which has never happened with other inks before (the only other Noodlers I have is Aircorp blue black, which is actually more green black...but that's a tale for another day)

I like the P o t C a lot and it's great stuff as long as I choose the paper carefully. You are quite right about the Air corps too - another of my Noodler's favourites. That's far more well behaved though.

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