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*originally posted on my Instagram. Ink Review: Widowmaker. Grade: 78.75%. Paper: Norcom Composition. Noodler's Widowmaker (WM) is an ink that I think that Dracula would be proud to use. Or worse, an 11th grade English teacher. It's a deep red ink that I don't think can just be considered a standard red. I would call it either a scarlet or carmine. I think it's safe to say that WM does remind me of fresh blood, especially when it's wet. Dracula jokes aside, I've had ink on my finger at work and have been asked if I'd cut my finger. WM is a smooth writing ink that flows well. Like a lot of smooth and wet inks, it can take a little time to dry, but I wouldn't consider it to be terrible. Especially an ink this saturated. WM is not labeled as an Eternal/Bulletproof ink, but I've been very happy with its performance so far. You can see that it will definitely smear if you use a highlighter on it (the words I used it on were over a week old), and water almost washed the letters away. But nail polish remover and hand sanitizer didn't push it out of place. It may be hard to see, but I love how this ink shades. It's subtle, but it adds a lot to flex writing. I've also been very impressed with how little WM feathers and bleeds. I thought for sure that it would, but other than some echo on this cheap paper, it's performed very well. The biggest question is what to use WM for. I've mostly been using it in calligraphy, which I've thoroughly loved. I'm not a teacher, but for some reason it makes me wish I could write some A's and F's on someone's math test. It's not an ink that you can sign office documents with, but this would be a great draft review ink. And with the levels of permanence I've seen, it would make some great ink washes. Based on its amazing color, permanence, and writing smoothness I would highly recommend this ink. I just need to find more uses for it.