Noodler's Ink is a small American company run by Nathan Tardif in Southern Massachusetts, USA. The Noodler's Ink Co. is best known for their massive range of colours, the unique and largely hand drawn bottle label artwork and unique properties of their inks. Nathan Tardif is best known for his political views and historical knowledge, which often spills over into the names and labels of his inks.
The name Noodler's comes from a technique of catching catfish by hand. Noodling involves wading into the water and feeling around for small crevasses and catching the catfish who have backed themselves inside by holding onto the outside edges of their open mouth. Nathan says it is the ultimate battle between man and beast and your bank balance and social standing have no bearing on your ability. The catfish can be seen on all the ink bottles packaging.
The glass bottles are simple and affordable and the cardboard boxes are recycled.
This is a new fountain pen ink from Noodler's which is a Black, fast drying ink perfect for left handed writers who struggle with normal ink and fountain pens.
The ink is absorbed into paper extremely quickly and dries within a couple of seconds - it was difficult to get the colour sample of the ink as it was drying on the cotton bud (cue tip) before it got to the paper!
Due to the fast absorbtion rate, it CAN bleed and feather on lesser grades of paper (The opposite to X-Feather, which is slow to dry, but doesn't bleed or feather)
Ben Bernanke is the current chariman of the US Federal Reserve so this fast drying ink is ideal for all the money that needs to be printed and cheques (checks!) that need to be signed to help deal with the debt crisis!
The ink is not waterproof or bulletproof - Nathan Tardif from Noodler's says this is because the hope is Ben Bernanke is not permanent either!
3oz glass bottle (approx. 90ml)