Noodler’s Borealis Black
Fountain Pen Ink
Pen: Lamy 2000, Medium Nib
Ink: Noodler’s Borealis Black
Paper: Rhodia dotPad, No. 16, top spiral bound
Notes: So after trying easily 20+ black inks, I finally got around to properly reviewing one. When I got into fountain pens, my first task was to find the perfect black ink. I never did formal reviews, but there are pages upon pages UPON PAGES of Rhodia completely filled with doodles, notes, opinions, etc. on different black inks. This particular sample came with my Goulet Pens ink drop, and I figured why not give it a try. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Borealis Black. It tends to feather, even on Rhodia. The flow and smoothness were nice but I also had some problems with dry time (as you can see below). What really stood out was the deeply saturated black and the smoothness of the ink. It was a pleasure to write with, but I couldn’t see myself with a bottle when there are black inks out there I much prefer. Enjoy the review. I think I’ll be doing more reviews of black inks, depending on how this one goes.