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Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng (4.5oz) with Free Pens


 
4.5oz bottle of Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng fountain pen ink. This bottle has a built-in eyedropper. Comes with a free converted eyedropper Platinum Preppy fountain pen and eyedropper brush pen.

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4.5oz bottle of Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng fountain pen ink. This bottle has a built-in eyedropper. Comes with a free converted eyedropper Platinum Preppy fountain pen and eyedropper brush pen.

This ink is Noodler's attempt to replicate the color, depth, behavior, properties, and general characteristics of the first royal ink of ancient China. This is the STRONGEST of all vintage emperor/royal inks.

How does one find the color of the Emperor's ink - a color know to be the original royal color, a tinge of purple with deep blue hues, the color that later was also called "royal" in France (as well as Rome)? Though clothing for the Emperor stressed royal Mandarin Yellow and the French court stressed blue/white and purple, the original royal ink was indeed this ink color. The precious remnants of the original ink stones were just enough physical and documented information for the color and the characteristics of the inks, so that Noodler's Ink could offer a sample of the Emperor's Ink - as close a replica to that royal ink as ever offered.

The ink is specifically designed for fountain pen use, but is also used by artists, calligraphers and other craftspeople. Ink should be used with included pens (other writing tools may be used but there can be a clogging tendency).

Since this ink is unique and quite apart from all the other inks made, two free pens are enclosed to go with every bottle. Noodler's Ink has tested the ink with these pens extensively and believes that they will serve you well. We recommend that you use this ink only with the enclosed two pens.

A note on the label art and ink name from Noodler's Ink:

The ink used by the Emperor of China during the age whereby Confucius was most recognized for his greatness intrigued the ink maker of Noodler's Ink. The quotes: "The weakest ink is mightier than the strongest memory." and "The four precious necessities - pen, ink, paper, and ink stone" were also fascinating as they are attributed to Confucius.

What ink remnants and/or colors were on the ink stones of the Emperors of China? The preference was for a blue purple - a prime based purple as opposed to the more western violet/magenta and red/blue non-prime mixtures. The information has been limited and all the more so due to the distance of time and the difficulty in getting museums and collectors to cooperate in this quest. As a manner of extending gratitude and thanks for the assistance Noodler's Ink has received, the ink is named in honor of the 77th lineal descendent of Confucius, Mr. Kung Te-cheng.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 102 Write a review.

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Purple? October 30, 2014
Reviewer: BCDDiggler from Alberta, Canada  
Using the preppy converted included this ink flows wet - great for faster writing! However, on this fill it seems to be much bluer than anticipated. I will try shaking up the bottle a little. The ink/bottle looks much more like the sample.

Happy and disappointed with it so far...

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Gorgeous Colour October 30, 2014
Reviewer: Wendy Scott from Minden, ON Canada  
This is a perfect choice for my journal; I've tested it as ink painting, ink sketching and text. The ink allows water colour, highlighting, additional text and pencil/ink colouring with no feathering or bleed, whether used below or above other treatments. Love the deep colour, which appears to me more dark blue than distinctive purple.

The eyedropper pen from Noodler's is surprisingly comfortable to use, with a fine nib.

The ink brush is my first, fun to use. I'm currently studying beginner's Sumi-e; the self-inking brush is a good addition to my kit.

Thanks again, everyone, from perfect packaging to great products.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Color alert! October 13, 2014
Reviewer: Melodie McLellan from Austin, TX United States  
Here's what I have found in using this ink for a year: The color of the ink varies according to the character of the paper you use. A lot. More than any of the dozen inks I have used. The same fill of ink in a pen with a Pilot medium nib shows plum purple on newsprint, rich blue purple on Clairfontaine white, and chalky greyish on a coated letterhead paper, almost black on a coated cardstock, flat purple on Apica. If you don't like the color you see, try it on different paper.

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Very Nice Ink October 8, 2014
Reviewer: Rogelio Cadena from Mexico, DF  
Very nice Ink . . . The color is a little more blue than purple, it could pass for a every day ink.

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Dries fast. October 2, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
This dries pretty fast.  I tried it on some water resistant paper I use at work and it doesn't stand on the paper surface like some of the other bulletproof inks.  This has immediately become a go to ink for me for work.  Now in rotation with Namiki Blue and Black.  It's darker and more blue than other purples I've tried.  'Bout all I have to say I suppose.  Oh yea, I use it in the dropper preppy pen and it throws down a medium line and is reliable enough for daily use.  Snap caps rule.

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