on saleNoodler's Walnut - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19018

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on saleNoodler's Walnut - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19018

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2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's Walnut fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

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Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
Salxor W.
Wonderful Brown

This ink is so nice to write with, the color is a vibrant brown that shades to red and responds very well to poor quality paper.

Sandra K.
Pretty brown.

This is a really pretty natural looking brown. It flows smoothly and looks great in my journal. I purchased this in sample but will be ordering a bottle in my next order.

Peter M.
Noodler's walnut

Good-looking for a dark brown I can use a light wash

April-Lyn C.
Lovely color, but dries so slowly!

This is a beautiful ink color but holy wow does it take a long time to try. I do a smear test on each new ink I try out and this one was still smudging significantly after 60+ seconds. It makes it hard to imagine what situation I'd use it in. It's odd because most of the Noodlers' inks I've tried have been fairly quick drying. In this case I'd be more likely to see if I can find a similar shade in another brand.

Linda S.
Nice Ink!

I was very pleased with how it performed both on cheap notebook paper and the smooth surface of the Apica notebooks. I use a medium nib pen. On the Apica smooth surface paper, it takes maybe a minute for the ink to dry. Can't remember exactly, but I like the color very much.

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.