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  1. When I tried a forum search this didn't seem to be documented already so I thought I should probably put this up. I bought a bottle of the limited edition Noodler's Proctor's Ledge at the 2016 Commonwealth Pen Show. It's the one that's supposed to be all spooky under UV light. Well, it is (or was) a kind of ugly brown in my opinion, and it tarnished a gold nib (mostly came off with metal polish) and stained my glass dropper (no force on earth can remedy this) so I put it away. Certainly it was never left in the sun or exposed to heat or anything like that. Last night I happened to swatch it
  2. Hey, I really hate to open another topic on Baystate Blue. But I really don't know how to find ALL the BSB threads that are available, and check whether this has already been comented on (For what is worth, I have searched as best I could via Google, here and elsewhere, but I couldn't find an appropriate thread about this). So then, I thought I might ask everybody a question: Does YOUR (sample of) Baystate Blue turn purple on plain, white, copy paper (80-90 gsm), and predominantly on such paper? I don't mean a hint or a tinge of purple - rather bright, saturated, vibrant ... purple.
  3. Of the three pens I have at moment. A montblanc 144, Jinhao 159 and a Noodlers Ahab since I'm just starting out basically was cycling through the pens to see which one style, nib etc I prefer Like I find the Montblanc sort of too small (thin ) for me and the 159 just a bit too large. I had all filled with ink and when I went to use the Ahab today I found the ink had dried up. I was sort of surprised at that. I managed to wash pen out and will re ink it when I get home. I'm thinking it may be a good idea to store pens until ready to use possible filled with dist
  4. I have to downsize my office area so I have some ink that needs to go to a good home. This PIF is for the US only, I will pay the postage. I would prefer it go to someone who is new to pens, but the first person to send a PM with their address can have the lot. I have following to give away: A full bottle of Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron, a box of 12 Pilot Black cartridges, a box of 7 Mont Blanc Permanent Blue cartridges. a sample of Noodler's Luxury Blue, a sample of Noodler's Upper Ganges Blue, a sample of Noodler's Liberty's Elysium, a sample of Noodler's Blue Black and
  5. AgentVenom

    Noodler's Blue Ghost

    *Originally posted on my Instagram. Ink Review: Noodler's Ink, Blue Ghost. Grade: 68.75%. Blue Ghost(BG) is probably the most interesting ink that I own. It was given to me as a gift because, as a practical person, I couldn't find a reason to buy this ink unless I was playing 'Cold War spy' with my friends. I wish I had gotten it sooner. Yes, it's sort of a novelty, but what a novelty! In the bottle, the ink is a pale yellow that reminds me of raw egg yolk. After it dries, it's completely invisible. The only way I can see it on the page is if I scratch the paper by pressing down too ha
  6. Hi everyone, I am interested on making the point on Noodler's Black once and for all (if that is even possible) because I have read and heard lots of contradictory things about that ink which has made me hesitant to buy it and use it in my more expensive pens and I am sure I am not alone in that boat. I have no bias against that ink, I know that some people here with lots of fountain pen experience and knowledge swear by it, and it indeed seems to have a lot of excellent properties that most people want, but I have also read other knowledgeable pen people such as Richard Binder in his art
  7. I think it was earlier this year that FPN received new batches of their custom inks from Noodler's. I ordered the colors that I thought I'd like and Van Gogh Starry Night Blue was one of them. It did not disappoint. As usual I've tested it with Mohawk via Linen and Hammermill 28 lb inkjet papers, as well as Tomoe River. Quite shady on Tomoe River. I didn't see any sheen, but it could be my pen, ink, paper combo isn't conducive to that. In the waterfastness test, there was very little bleeding. It's not bulletproof, but it has very good resistance. Seems like we got an e
  8. Dear all, Boring backstory... I've got a Parker 51 that works wonderfully. It's an heirloom pen and as it writes so wonderfully I no longer take it out and about. As such I'm in the market for a new 51 copy, a pen that I won't be fussed about loosing, breaking, nib down dropping, loaning... you get the picture Question: Can you wonderful folks list any 51 copies, and your experiences with them for me? If so I'd really appreciate it! I've heard the Hero 100 is a good imitation, one comment on fpn even suggested that the Hero 100 is a "slight improvement" on the 51. Could this be so!
  9. Quick fun. Just got my falcon with Office Depot 30% online deal. Took a few weeks but finally here. I need to adjust and widen Baoer feed but not too bad on test run. I have to adjust to the Falcon but its growing on me quickly. I was impressed with the noodlers nib. Just what I expected from semi-flex. Now I have to tinker with that flow. I expect the falcon will loosen up a bit after regular writing. Noodlers had no problem using moderate pressure.
  10. antichresis

    Twsbi Eco And Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng

    Hi! I received my first TWSBI—an Eco—and I was wondering how resistant it is to staining from "strong" inks. In particular, I am looking at filling it with Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng, which is a great ink but also something that people have described as "apocalypse-proof". I have lent it successfully to people when their ballpoints (ew) would not on the signature space on credit cards so it is that kind of special and stubborn. I don't have high hopes for its compatibility but if it has been tried and tested it would a welcome surprise. nb. I get the whole battle scars argument but I prefer
  11. The two minute guys have posted a review video of yet another Indian flex pen, once again made by Kanwrite, which is called the Kanwrite Standard Flex Fountain Pen. First things first, here is the review: Now, like last time, i don't know if this pen is sold by Noodlers (under its brand name) in USA or not. But it looks like a great flex pen.. I have done some research on the pen - it was manufactured by Kanwrite in 2009 and is the companies most compact fountain pen. And its very cheap for a flex pen, and the guy claims it is as good as Noodlers Ahab. Even if it is not, i think it
  12. radellaf

    Qin Shi Huang Red Or Pink?

    Trying to decide if I should contact the seller about this. My Qin Shi Huang is more like the light purple Herbin Larmes de Cassis than it is a terra cotta, intense pink, or red (as it seems advertised). There's about 3mm of stuff that settles out within a day that is more of a brick red, sorta cloggy, and not at all UV fluorescent. I know this is a quirky ink and don't want to complain if I didn't get a bad bottle. I got it out of interest, not for utility, so if this is typical then I'll keep it. Writing and swabbing: http://i.imgur.com/qlOx2Cal.jpg in UV LED light: http://i.imgur.com/Ea
  13. Uncial

    New Noodler's Pen

    I saw a video....a long video as is Nathan's want....about a new ink but in it there was mention of a new safety pen from Noodler's and there were also quite a few nice looking ebonite dip pens on display. The video was so long and rambling I must confess I didn't sit through it all so may have missed vital details. I headed off to Noodler's own website but there was no info about it there and nothing on any other pen store sites. Anyone have any more info?
  14. Hello, fellow fountain pen enthusiasts! It so happened, that I found myself in possession of old REFORM Calligraph pen with B-nib. And I asked myself, why not to try to switch its nib to something more flexible? So, obviously, I looked in the direction of Noodler’s. The problem is, I can’t find out, whether any of two (#2 and #6) Noodler’s flex nibs is suitable for REFORM pen. Thus if anybody has any experience in changing nibs in these German pens, please share your knowledge with me. Thank you.
  15. Hi all, I picked up a bottle of Noodlers Bernanke Blue at the London pen show recently and I'm afraid, have really not got along with it. So I am left with a nearly completely full bottle of ink that is likely to sit in my drawer for years. Does anyone have any advice regarding what to do with this Ink? I feel like just throwing it away is a crime! Would anyone be wanting to do an ink swap or simply wants to take this off my hands for free? (surely someone must like this ink?) This is my first post on the forum, so let me know if I've done something horrifically wrong, and I will do my
  16. [video=youtube;MvlZJ0iUGuQ] Intro: I like to use Fountain pens at work, and there isn’t always good paper to use, and I really do not like the look of feathering especially if I write something and need to give it to a college. So I was very interested to see if Noodler’s X-feather could be the answer to my woes. I ordered a sample from the Goulet Pen company and set to testing. Testing parameters: I used my Lamy 2000 with a fine nib because I think it was a good simulation with putting just enough ink on the page to test how the ink performs on the page(s). I also needed a “control” so
  17. I was just curious if anyone else has tried putting on of the $2 Noodler's non-flex nibs into a Jinhao pen? Any success? The only other record I found was also a failure in this Ink Nouveau comment, http://www.inknouveau.com/2014/01/noodlers-non-flex-6-nibs.html#comment-1212641063. I tried on one of my X750s without success.it was a little harder to get to start into the section. Even once I go it in it was significantly off the feed. I did not do anything further to try to force or coerce it because I did not want to damage the nib. Comparing it with the Jinhao afterwards, the metal
  18. Hi guys, I have a fairly new Safari with fine nib and Noodler's Hear of Darkness ink that keeps drying out or clogging up and skipping. Not sure if the fault is in the pen, ink or combination of two. Any advise would be appreciated. p.s. I have other various other pens filled with noodlers ink and they seem fine.
  19. citricacidcycle

    Noodler's Black Pen Safety

    After weeks of searching for a bottle of Noodler's Black Ink, my local brick and mortar finally received a shipment and reserved a 3oz bottle for me. I was told that the while the ink performs very very well on cheap paper and has amazing water resistance, I was advised by the worker that I shouldn't use this ink in demonstrator pens like the TWSBI Diamond 580/Vac 700 or any clear pen at that, because "the ink will stain the inside of the pen." Is that statement true? If that's the case (or not the case), will this Noodler's Black be safe to use in converters such as the LAMY converter
  20. CharlieAndrews

    Noodler's Blue Ghost

    Hello y'all! I've been getting more and more into inks, and I've run across several that intrigue me, and several that I don't think I'll ever touch. One ink that piques my interest immensely is Noodler's Blue Ghost. Has anyone tried Noodler's Blue Ghost? What have been your experiences with it? -Charlie
  21. A bit of backstory... I've had a complicated history with blue inks. Ever since elementary school I've disliked blue ballpoint pens. Something about them is just... "blah". When I got into fountain pens last year, I carried this prejudice along with me, focusing on purples, greens, browns, grays - pretty much anything other than boring old blue or black. Soon enough, though, I got swept up by sheer variety of blue inks and the enthusiasm people have for them. I started from the edges, with vivid sky blues like Iroshizuku Kon-Peki and subtle blue-blacks like R&K Salix, gradually expandi





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