Bookbinders is an Australian online store that creators claim to be “on a relentless quest in search of products that will fire the imagination of the 21st century writer”. There mauy be something to their words – the company presents their products in attractive and inspiring way. Some time ago Bookbinders started yo offer Snake Ink to their customers. The ink is sold in 30 ml bottles inspired in design “by the wily snake oil salesmen of the early 1900’s, and in colour by the beautiful and dangerous snakes of the world”.
Snake Ink is available in 5 different colours. The samples of all of them were send to me by webgeckos – thank you Penny!
- Blue Coral (blue), Blue Coral revisited
- Blue Racer
- Eastern Brown (brown)
- Emerald Boa (green)
- Everglades Ratsnake (orange)
- Ground Rattler
- Red-belly Black (black)
- Red Spitting Cobra
You can read about Red Spitting Cobra snake here:
Red Spitting Cobra ink didn’t impress me.
The ink behaves well – it won’t cause feathering or bleedthrough. It offers no water resistance.
The color is subtle (politically correct word for unsaturated) and, for me, boring and uninspiring. It feels dry in the nib, even my broad Kaweco nib didn’t glide across the page which is rare.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
Lyreco, Waterman Kultur, medium nib
Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9