Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses Fountain Pen Ink Review

Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses – Ink Review

Noodler’s Ink – Black Swan in Australian Roses

Handwritten Review

PenSailor Sapporo, Medium Nib
Ink: Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses
Paper: Kyokuto FOB COOP Dot Grid – B5 (Available at JetPens.com)

Notes:
This ink really needs to be in a flex pen or a stub nib to show off its true potential. Black Swan in Australian Roses is the more purple of the two Black Swan inks. The English Roses leans much more red than this ink does. It’s hard to see the awesome shading this ink is capable of, but instead of admitting that I should have put this in my Eversharp Symphony, I’m going to pretend I wanted to do a non-flex nib review of the ink. Definitely check out some other reviews to see what this stuff can do in a flexy nib, I’ll link some posts at the bottom of the review. In a normal nib, the ink writes a bit dry. Since it’s more than likely to be used in a wet flex nib, the dryness makes sense. In a pen that lays down a ton of ink, the slight dryness would be a welcomed characteristic. The color of the ink is nice, as is the mild shading in the Sailor medium nib. When I pushed the nib a bit on the second page of the review, you can begin to see how well the ink pools at the bottom of the downstrokes. It’s actually pretty similar to the Iroshizuku Yama-Budo if I had to compare it to anything. I prefer my purple inks dusty (ie: Akkerman Vorhoot Violet, Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa) – but this one is definitely no dud. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the pictures!

Pros:

  • Nice color
  • Great for flex, stub nibs
  • Nice shading

Cons:

  • A bit dry in non-flex nibs

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7 thoughts on “Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses – Ink Review”

  1. I love this color. It’s sad we don’t get Noodler’s here in Germany. I’ve ordered only 54th Massachusetts together with my Konrad Flexpen. This order has been expensive enough for me. :(

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