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3oz Bottle

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.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.6mm (0.93in)
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 147 reviews
John S.
Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher Ink

Pretty good. The colour is magnificent! However, there was some bleed-through, even though I was using a good quality paper (Rhodia). I will keep using this ink and enjoying it, but I will only use it on a very high quality paper.

Brandon f.C.C.
One of Noodler's Best � But Still Quirky

Bad Belted Kingfisher is great ink for several reasons, mainly for all those previously stated by the 100+ positive reviews here. Thus, I'm not going to reiterate their points but instead report my findings on an amateur test I did on Noodler's Bulletproof claims. I will say that BBK is my personal favorite blue ink. I use it in TWSBI Eco's all the time, and it works nicely. Like many of these inks, it does not play well with cheap paper though�being highly absorbent and readily feathering on and bleeding through average copy paper and in most (but not all) cheap notebooks. THE TEST:Several Noodler's inks were tested, and Bad Belted Kingfisher was among them. Each sample had the same writing on a piece of paper "Quick brown fox" and some simple lines and shaded blocks. Also, each sample was half-exposed; one side covered with an aluminum foil shield attached with gentle masking tape, and left the other half open to the elements. Once tacked to a board and left facing the sun (south) toward the ocean, the test began on a warm Monday morning.+ For two days the summer sun scorched it.+ Then the high humidity of the briny sea air got to it.+ Next, a gentle rain fell on it.+ Stiff breezes abraded it. + Finally, another day of 80�F hot sun baked it.After a total of five days in the elements, Bad Belted Kingfisher remained. At sunset on the third day, the sun had done very little to it. The rain was the one thing which really got to it�desaturating it entirely into a light gray. According to this test, technically their Noodler's claims are valid. Although the sample was very faded and gray, it was still there; the lines were sharp and my writing was perfectly legible. It goes without saying that you're not going to do this with your prized writings or artwork. Testing Noodler's claims of resistance to all sorts of things was my motivation to put it through the wringer�that and because I'm a geek. Essentially I mimicked the scenario of a page that accidentally sat outdoors for a long while, or a flyer posted outdoors. Unfortunately, after searching for the last hour, I do not know what happened to the photos or the samples, so you'll have to take my word for it. Maybe this coming summer I'll do the same test, refine it more, and add more inks�and of course remember to save everything.

Cat P.
Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher bottled ink

This is a great ink! Super rich hue! It's just the shade of blue ( a sort of navy turquoise) I was looking for. Noodlers never disappoints. Not too wet or dry. I never have flow problems, or problems with it drying up and clogging the nib between uses, hardly any smearing.

Matthew J.
Man this is Blue

A wonderful blue. It does not stain my converter. It flows wet. I love the shade. It is not a bright blue but more of a dark blue just bordering on Navy Blue.

Awesome dark blue

It is a very nice black blue ink, with the bulletproof features of some of Noodler's inks. Is my staple blue black ink.

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.