on saleNoodler's Polar Brown - 4.5oz Bottled Ink with Free Charlie Pen

Product Code N19820

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on saleNoodler's Polar Brown - 4.5oz Bottled Ink with Free Charlie Pen

Product Code N19820

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out of stock


4.5oz bottle of Noodler's Polar Brown fountain pen ink. 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.

The Noodler's Polar range of inks has been especially formulated to keep fountain pens flowing smoothly under below zero weather conditions. As denoted by the polar bear and catfish on the label for these inks, the polar inks can handle the coldest conditions in North America and Scandinavia. The bottle can be left in the mailbox on cold mornings without fear of the contents freezing solid and bursting the glass.

The polar range of inks are also "eternal" (in Noodler's Ink terminology). Noodler's eternal inks are water, bleach and light proof. They are highly resistant to fraud due to its permanent qualities. Ideal for professionals and artists who need their lines to be "bulletproof".

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 24 reviews
Buttery Smooth and Beautiful

I absolutely love this ink, from its color, to how permanent it is. I've been writing with it using a Lamy Al-Star with a medium nib and it flows so well, and just feels so perfectly smooth. It's like I'm writing with oil instead of a water-based ink. I did a drip test with it just for fun, and it did not budge at all!! I am absolutely thrilled at how well it works and will be getting more once I'm out of this bottle :) the only thing I've had issues with is the Charlie pen and I know that's just because I haven't fiddled with it enough to get it all tuned up.

William M.
Excellent ink for winter use!

I brought this ink in a Twisbi Eco T on a winter camping trip where the temperatures dropped to 17 degrees F with highs of only 22 degrees F and the ink continued to flow. I understand this wasn't the m,ost extreme test, but it meets my needs and I really like the shade of this ink. It's also Biullet Proof, lubricated, and Freeze Resistant.

Robert R.
Noodles ink

Exceptional! I love all of the Noodlers inks that I have used, and I love the Charlie pens too!

Hilary M.
Great ink and a nice surprise!

I bought this for the ink, which is a great waterproof ink, but it's the free pen that I'm really delighted with. It's easy to fill and it works so well for drawing . I was expecting some cheap thing, but it works beautifully!

Love the brown

I bought the Polar brown for sketching and writing. Love it for both. The ink dries waterproof fairly fast for watercoloring over. The pen that came with the ink is excellent, better than some of the other pens I own! Easy to fill and works every time.

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.