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3 oz (90ml) bottle of Noodler's Zhivago fountain pen ink. Bottle may come in plastic or glass - stock is varied.
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Noodler's Zhivago (3oz Bottled Ink)

3oz (90ml) bottle of Noodler's Zhivago dark green fountain pen ink.

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Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Noodler's Zhivago (3oz Bottled Ink) is rated 4.6964 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is an amazing ink and I hope Noodler's will never discontinue it. On the internet there are several reviews of this ink, how it's sort of waterproof while the green is washed away with the black remains. I accidentally found out that it could also be the opposite, depending on whether the green pigments get to contact/interact with the paper before the black. I wrote something on the glossy surface of the paper box encasing the Noodler's ink. A few minutes later my hand wiped some of the ink away by accident. I thought it would be a hopeless smear. However, the black was wiped away while crisp, vivid, green lines of what I wrote were left behind. The ink has been given a proper name.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The color of the leaves on a dry fall night.... Noodler's Zhivago... No need to beat the ink properties that Nathan has been able to create... Let's just talk about how the stuff looks on paper... You know those evenings... In the fall during a cold snap, just before the leaves change... With a clear sky, the contrast between dark and light is so sharp it looks cut by a laser... And, as you look into the dark, your eyes try to adjust - just a hint of green, almost to hard to discern from the black... That's Zhivago... Even from a double-broad you need to look twice...
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A green Every swab I have seen makes this ink look black or a murky grey - it is a really dark green, a green/black if you will. It is to green what Nightshade is to aubergine. Using a fairly dry music nib I can get some wonderful shades of green, looking darker where more ink lands on the page and more green in dry areas of the stroke. This ink is not overly wet, does feather on low quality paper, but on Clairefontaine Copies Doubles (90gsm) there is no feathering. On the same paper dry time varies deending on the amount of ink laid down - averaging around the 10 second mark. Testing for waterfastness - the darker elements stick to the page, the lighter greener elements do not. Interesting ink - enjoy.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it but watch out I really like the look of old ink that started off black but slowly faded to green over time. I picked up a sample bottle and IMO the ink was just a very dark green, which I still liked. I then ordered a full 3oz bottle and filled up my Lamy Safari. To my surprise the ink is more a black then the sample I got. I spent a solid day writing with it and was convinced either the sample or the bottle was wrong, this ink is black. Then I wrote some notes on the same page with a pen filled with Heart of Darkness - compared to a true black, you can see the tint of green in Zhivago. I really like this color a lot and will most likely be my regular ink. It's darker then standard Noodler's Black (which I think is more grey then black) but has more of a mysterious tint to it, which I just love! Just beware if you're looking for more of a green, it might not cut it for you. It's consistent with all the Noodler's I've tried so far, flows well, dries quickly.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Zhivago (sexy?) I was interested in the idea of a green/black ink so thought I would give Noodler's Zhivago a try. I use it in an Ahab flex pen and like it. The green hardly shows through at all, but if you have a larger nib, or Pilot Parallel Pen, it is more obvious. The green adds an element of mystery to the black and is, in my opinion, a very subtle ink. The subtlety makes it interesting to me, so I'm happy. If an ink can be sexy, I think Zhivago is sexy! ^^
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mysterious ink The reviews I've read on this ink are pretty spot on with my own experience; the color is so dark that it is hard to distinguish from black. When I go back to a page I had written a couple of days previously, however, I see a dark matte green/black finish that is very unique and interesting. No flow issues to report and a little more difficult to clean.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ink! Was surprised how much I really like Zhivago. Tried El Lawrence and didn't like it. Turns out the Zhivago was exactly what I was looking for. It looks great in a Lamy XF and F nib, and equally awesome in Goulet F and Pilot Metropolitan m nibs. Tried it also in a fine italic gold nib (0.8mm), where it looked amazing with some really cool shading. No feathering. Great flow. It's a curious ink that has a many different looks depending on the paper and lighting. Perfect for correspondence and even suitable for work use ... A way to have a professional ink with a little mystery greenish tinge to it. It's perfect match for the black Lamy Al-Star. A new favorite ink for sure!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from keeps you guessing Depending on the lighting it is a dark, dark green or light black. I used it in a journal and it gives the look of an antique journal rather than modern. It is very water resistant and holds the page very well once dried, and only gets more stubborn with time on the paper. Easy to clean out of a pen with just water when changing colors of ink in pens. Depending on paper and how wet the nib is feeding there is a bit of ghosting but not a spreading problem when writing. My handwriting is a bit on the small side and in a wet nib the space needed in some letters get filled in from the spread. For those with a larger hand there should be no problem. An excellent ink for those trying to be professional at work but also wanting a bit of individuality at the same time.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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