Pen: Lamy AL-Star – Coffee Brown – Medium Nib
Ink: Noodler’s #41 Brown
Paper: Kyokuto FOB COOP Dot Grid – B5 (Available at JetPens.com)
Noodler’s #41 Brown is a very true brown.
No crazy name, just a number and the word brown. Update: Well, I didn’t do my research…The name of this ink has a crazy political meaning with all of the expected undertones common in the naming of Noodler’s Inks. I only have a sample vial, so I was unable to see the label. For more information on the name, check out Noodler’s page for #41 Brown and Seize the Dave’s review for more info. The ink flows nicely and writes smoothly in the AL-Star’s medium nib. There’s something about a Lamy Medium that’s just perfect for ink reviews. This one happens to be a good specimen (some aren’t so great) and it’s smooth and a pleasure to write with. There’s some mild shading, which for me is always a welcome characteristic of ink (unless it’s a black ink). I’m not the biggest fan of brown inks, but this one is pretty nice. The color looks especially nice on cream colored, or off-white paper. I really like the ink on the “R” by Rhodia pads – which are a bit heavier and smoother than regular Rhodia. Noodler’s #41 Brown is true to it’s name. You really get what you would expect from an ink that’s called “Brown”. If you like brown ink, check this one out. I’m enjoying the sample, but this one’s not going into my collection of full bottles.
I shot these outside – let me know if you prefer the ‘laboratory’ look in other ink reviews, or the great outdoors. There are a few more reviews from this group of pictures, hope you like them!
- It works.
- True brown – not towards green or red at all
- Nice mild shading
- I don’t really like brown inks