on saleNoodler's Hawthorne's Scarlet - 4.5oz Bottled Ink with Free Charlie Pen

Product Code N19810

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on saleNoodler's Hawthorne's Scarlet - 4.5oz Bottled Ink with Free Charlie Pen

Product Code N19810

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4.5 oz bottle of Noodler's Hawthorne's Scarlet red fountain pen ink.

This bottle has a built-in eyedropper, and it comes with a free Noodler's "Charlie" eyedropper fountain pen.

Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

Previously known as Nikita, renamed and relabeled as of June 2022.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
14.3mm (0.56in)
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 113 reviews
Steve R.
Goulet Pen Company is AWESOME!

They deliver asap, and when I have a question they go out of their way to be as helpful and knowledgeable as possible.

Anne C.
Love the ink, but pen stinks

I love how the ink looks like blood with a berry toned tinge, but the pen that came with it smelled so bad and continues to more than a week later. I keep all of my pens and travel ink in a container and it's like a random stench that radiates from it. I don't know why it smells so bad or why it won't go away. It's not the ink, just the pen.

Bryan D.
My Favorite Red

Noodlers Hawthorne's Scarlett is perfect in my red Pilot Vanishing point . The ink flows well, dries quickly and looks great against the gold nib .

Decent Ink - Good Free Pen

I like this ink, but it came in a bit dark. It is more of a maroon than it is red. I know that Noodler's is batch made, and there is a disclaimer that a color may not be exactly what was expected, but I know it is supposed to be a bright red. It is still a very nice color, pleasantly surprised, but I still need a red. The Charlie pen needed some adjusting before it was writing well, but that's not too uncommon, worked great after I reset the feed a bit more shallow.

John P.
Nice scarlet red ink

I like this ink it is a nice scarlet read color. The ink comes with a 4.5 oz bottle with an eye dropper top, and a 'Charlie' pen to write with. The Charlie pen feels a bit small in my hands, and has all the benefits and drawbacks of most of the other pens that are in the Noodler's brand in terms of required maintenance. If you are considering buying this ink know that the included pen is not going to be the star of the purchase its a good pen but not a replacement for say an Ahab pen. The ink was exactly what I expected and I am quite pleased. The color will not obtain it's darker coloring i the unless one allows for a bit of shading or excess ink to dry on a section. Enjoy

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

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.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 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.