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3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher fountain pen ink.
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Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher (3oz Bottled Ink)

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher fountain pen ink.

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

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Bottled Inks
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher (3oz Bottled Ink) is rated 4.5606 out of 5 by 132.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly nice blue. Noodler's bad belted kingfisher was a pleasant surprise. I'm always on the lookout for a nice rich blue (loved the now discontinued penman sapphire blue). I read mixed reviews on bbk, but I thought why not give it a try. I ordered it and got it in two or three days. The color is a nice dense blue and waterproof (I stick to waterproof inks for the most part). I soaked a piece of paper I had written on for about 15 minutes, and there was only a hint of the ink running (barely noticeable). All in all I am pleased with this color and the fact that it is "bulletproof". Goulet pens, as usual, ships very fast and the packaging is impeccable. Thanks.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bluer - BlueBlack I got a sample to test water resistance. My first impression was the rich smooth flow... the cheap "xerographic" paper from officedepot promoted light feathering and bleeding. No significant nib-creep though. the color is "bluer" than a blue-black and of course darker than any other "BLUE" from Noodlers. I like the color enough to consider having a bottle on my desk all the time. My main interest is water resistance to write checks and sign documents and I 'll rest a point or two here. After 24 hrs dry on paper. soaked and submerged in water caused feathering and color separation. Main lines remained but "halo" or "ghosts" appeared with water. summary: Very nice to keep dry. Not good exposed to water.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad Belted Kingfisher This is a nice deep blue, with some green undertones to it. The performance is a little erratic. On good paper (Rhodia), there is no bleed, feathering etc. Unfortunately, it takes a fairly long time to dry, and approximately forever (OK, a week or two) to be particularly water resistant. I got some wet after a day or two, and it was a huge mess, with just a faint legible trace (I checked back a couple weeks later, and this same bit was much more resistant) On cheap paper, it feathers a little, bleeds fairly bad, but dries instantly and is pretty near waterproof within a minute. I really haven't seen this behavior in other Noodler's inks. Most, if waterproof, are pretty consistently waterproof across papers.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puzzled over the color, but brilliant properties. Well, here's the deal: My BBK looks more like what I would expect Bad Green Gator to look. First, I was puzzled, because onscreen samples shows it as the bluest Warden ink. Then I figured, ok, screen is always a bad reference. I expected a more blue ink. Update: Anyway the results are in, and this is an excellent ink. Besides Bullet proof etc. it's also durable, as it proves by passing my 10-day fading test without any change at all. As it also writes fairly well, the verdict is 5 stars. However, 54'th Massachusets writes better still, and is a close match in color. So my BBK is likely to get old in the bottle.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for refilling Kaweco Sport Pens I purchased Bad Belted Kingfisher along with two of Goulet's syringes to replace the ink in my Kaweco Sport. The blue ink that the Kaweco came with was very light, not appropriate for business in my opinion, plus I wanted something that was water-resistant. Refilling the cartridge took all of five seconds, and it's worked wonderfully. This is a rich, dark ink whose color is still unique enough to be eye-catching. It flows beautifully through the Kaweco with no leaking at all. Plus, it shipped INCREDIBLY quickly. I was very impressed, and I'm sure that this bottle of ink will last me longer than dozens of packs of cartridges.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My try-out I received samples of Bad Blue Heron and Bad Belted Kingfisher at the same time. I greatly admire the qualities Noodler's Black, but prefer to write with a blue. Specifically, I'm sensitive to show-through as I need to write on less than premium paper using both sides. Like the blues that I have looked-at to date, they penetrate more than Noodler's black on the chintzey 20-lb pulp that I'm subjected to. These inks are permanent when dry on paper which I also need in a general purpose ink, ie. signing checks and credit receipts. The colors are similar and conservative, distinct from black, but not stand-out or vibrant as say, Bay State Blue. I'd say these are worth looking at for secure signatures and for general use on 24-lb and better papers.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad Is Good I've spent the last six months testing Blue and Blue-Black inks with Goulet samples and full-sized bottles, searching for the perfect Blue. Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher is as good as it gets. Select a nib that matches the flow characteristics that pleases you and it's off to town. "Bad" does it all without developing performance issues, save it does smear if rubbed with a wet cloth test as most intense, densely colored inks do. Then blast it with hot faucet water and you'll be amazed how waterproof this ink is! Add great UV resistance and performance on cheap acidic papers. Heavy flow with most nibs, little bleeding on most cheap papers. No clogs, easy cleaning, and no dry hesitation. Except when I am forced to use black, "Bad" is becoming my always ink. Goulet pens kept all my orders straight and timely. Thanks.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bad Belted Kingfisher a nice blue ink I am glad I purchased this ink, it is my first use of one of the Bullet Proof inks. The first thing I noticed upon using this ink was how very different the ink looks depending on nib width and flow. When writing with a narrow nib with light to intermediate flow you can expect a light blue looking a little like denim. Use a broad wet nib and the ink looks much more saturated, a nice dark rich hue. The ink dries quickly. I would purchase it again.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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