on saleNoodler's Manjiro Nakahama Whaleman's Sepia - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N20022

In Stock

out of stock

on saleNoodler's Manjiro Nakahama Whaleman's Sepia - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N20022

In Stock

out of stock


2ml sample of the Goulet Exclusive Noodler's Manjiro Nakahama Whaleman's Sepia fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

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 65 reviews
Adam A.
Great ink

Loved this ink paired great with Esterbrook jr pumpkin latte fine nib

Audra A.
Nice brown for Artwork

Love this color for artwork. Dries slow depending on the paper you use. Nice shade brown

Aaron F.
True Sepia ink?

I got thisas an ink sample after much thought. Many reviews of the ink complain if it drying out more easily & being a little finicky. However using it in the Noodler's Boston safety pen has made the ink enjoyable to write & draw with. When used in wet writing pen it look not-black so I've put a drop or 2 of water in & it feels like to me a genuine sepia ink.

A solid and interesting ink

This ink goes on reddish brown, but quickly dries to a grey-brown colour. It's quite dark, but not as easy to mistake for black as some of the other very dark Noodler's inks, like El Lawrence. It's not prone to feathering, although it did spread out a bit when I tested it on inkjet paper. The dry time isn't bad for a Noodler's permanent ink - in my experience, these usually take a long time to dry. It is definitely on the wetter side. In a flex pen, it is almost too wet to get much shading. I really like the colour of this ink. Few other browns are this greyish; most have red, purple, or yellow undertones, but I would call this a very neutral sort of brown. The story behind it is interesting as well. I hope the full-size bottles come back in stock, as I'll probably purchase one when they do.

Delicious Color!

Distinctive color and look. Writes well, no skips, blobs, wateryness. High quality ink in a unique color.

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.