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3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses fountain pen ink.
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Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses (3oz Bottled Ink)

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses 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 Black Swan in English Roses (3oz Bottled Ink) is rated 4.6237 out of 5 by 93.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Color, But a Little Underwhelming I ordered this color because I watched someone review this Black Swan in English Roses ink on Youtube. At the risk of coming off morbid, liked the dried-blood quality of the ink I saw. I just received my ink and have just put it in my Lamy Safari (italic nib) and was left aunderwhelmed. On one hand, the ink is dark enough to use as a daily ink--it's very subtly unique in that sense. On the other hand, however, I was looking for something just a *little* more crimson red--apparently unlike an English Rose. I'll keep it in for a week to see if it grows on me, but I anticipate mixing it in with a richer red to get the effect I was originally going for.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a rich pleasant brown I'm really enjoying this ink, and I was writing with it moments ago, using a Noodler's Ahab. I'm getting used to not smearing the ink; it does not dry instantly, or almost so, like my Schaeffer Skrip and Lamy blue. Be aware that it is wet for a few seconds! Don?t miss Nathan Tardif?s YouTube videos on his inks and his pens. I refilled the pen in a few seconds with no fuss, and continued writing. Filling that reservoir did not even dent the level in the neck of that 3 ounce bottle; they say the flex pens use a lot of ink, but at this rate the 3 oz will last forever.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lesser known "Black Swan" Perhaps my favourite ink is the Australian variant of this ink series, but I'm thinking that this might soon change now that I've been writing with this English swan! It has an odd colour that I can't quite place - it is more red/brown than it's antipodean counterpart (which is more pinky/purpley). It can look at times almost like dried blood, which is fitting considering what the ink was supposed to be called (see Noodler's expose of this ink on youtube), and what it was originally supposed to represent. And, best of all, it shades with a flex nib magnificently!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful products, great service! I ordered my Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses ink on a Thursdaynight and it arrived just 4 days later, all the way from the US to Amsterdam, so I was very surprised. It was wrapped very carefully and when I opened it, there was not only a very well packed and protected beautiful product inside, but also a delicious lollypop and - this was the cherry on top of the cake for me - a short, personal handwritten note in the ink I ordered. This really touched me and I really believe that this is what makes the service maybe even the best I ever experienced in/from a shop anywhere ever. This is what makes online shopping just that tiny bit more personal and I'm proud to say that I will be a returning customer.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely This ink is a blast. It flows out bright and dries to a less saturated, easy to read crimson. I did some analysis (scanning & sampling) and the hue is exactly at 0ø, identical to Alizarin Crimson with about 25% less saturation and similar lightness (to be technical). But, honestly, I love the color. On white paper, it is easy to real with a mid-range of contrast. As a result it makes for a good everyday color as opposed to a mark-up red (Noodler's Apache Sunset works better in that role) Good flow, nice transparency, and makes good use of flex pens, getting darker with more ink flow. Medium drier wen laying down a lot of ink, little feathering, and no bleed through on good paper (some with cheap 16# and heavy line). It is one of my standard inks now.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Other Black Swan English Roses is a difficult color to describe. It almost looks like the color of brick dust. Not red, orange, or brown, but a combination of all three. In my Pelikan M805, the ink flows very well, has minimal nib creep, and starts up immediately. The overall performance is quite similar to Australian Roses. I have not tried it in a flex nib pen, but I think it will shade well based upon the shading I get in a regular nib. An all around dependable and conservative ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great on ivory or off-white paper. After discovering "Black Swan in Australian Roses" and immediately loving it, I decided I needed to try it's "sister ink" and was given a bottle of this. A beautiful burgundy color, it's a little under-stated, not quite "dark violet" nor not quite "red-brown"...it seems to come across as a sort of "antique-like burgundy"-hue. I tried it on ivory colored G. Lalo paper with a 1.1mm stub and it looks great. I usually use Noodler's Kiowa Pecan for that "antique look" on ivory paper, but this sort of pulls off the same effect with a bit of style. Shading is great and flow is excellent; I will warn you that it needs a few seconds to dry especially on high quality paper like Clairefontaine.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful dark red and shading Beautiful dark red and shading
Date published: 2015-09-13
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