Noodler's The Blue Nose Bear Fountain Pen Ink Bottle, 87ml
Noodler's SKU: 19068
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Noodler's inks are known for their affordability, wide range of colours, and good performance on more absorbent papers that do not normally fountain pen friendly. They are also known for their distinctive label art, featuring unique drawings that often reflect their creator's strongly held political and economic ideals. Dedicated to keeping prices as low as possible, Noodler's uses simple bottles and packaging, with boxes made of recycled paper. All Noodler's inks are 100% made in the USA.
Though Blue Nose Bear doesn’t have a Black Swan in its name (thank goodness, it’s confusing enough just with Australian Roses and English Roses!), it certainly has the characteristics that make it a Black Swan. This ink is a teal blue colour, with a halo of sky blue. Nathan designed this ink to have an increased amount of halo compared to the other inks, and he has most certainly achieved it.
The ship on the bottle is the Bluenose schooner, which is on the Canadian dime (and some stamps) and was the fastest racing ship in the world in its heyday. Winnipeg the bear, pictured on both sides of the bottle, was the bear that Winnie the Pooh was created after as well as the mascot for a Canadian Cavalry Regiment. The bear was owned by Lt. Harry Colebourn and it became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh because A.A. Milne’s son (Christopher Robin) loved visiting the bear in the Zoo in London.
This is a fairly unconventional fountain pen ink, as it has two colours in one. It's a light blue with a teal undertone, and the light blue fluoresces under UV (blacklight).
Dark heavy strokes result in a dark core colour with a halo of lighter colour spreading out.