Noodler's Mandalay Maroon
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.
Mandalay Maroon is a deep plum purple. Partially Waterproof in 3oz bottle.
V-mail Ink series, named after Victory Mail, the hybrid mail process used during the World War 2 in America as the primary secure method of correspondence with soldiers. This ink series aims to replicate the traditional vintage ink characteristics.
Named 'Mandalay Maroon' after the Battle of Mandalay, one of the decisive engagements near the end of the Burma Campaign. Sometimes known collectively with the Battle of Meiktila and the Battle of Central Burma, both Meiktila and Mandalay are both large city's in the centre of Burma.
N.B - The bottles are VERY full, so be careful when opening them!