Noodler’s Bernanke Blue

Noodler’s is one of the companies that don’t need any introductions. Nathan Tardiff is a legend and his work is well known by fountain pen and ink afficionados. Not everyone is crazy about Noodler’s inks but I enjoy most of the ones I’ve tried so far.

Bernanke Blue is famous for it’s almost instant drying time. This feature makes this ink valid choice for left-handed writers.  Sadly this ink has a lot of drawbacks. It feathers like crazy on cheaper papers. It causes strong bleedthrough. After some time spent in a pen it may clog it. Yes it can dry in two seconds, but frankly, it’s not enough to cover styrong misbehaviour on cheaper papers. This simply isn’t a good ink. I would never buy a bottle of this stuff.

Thank you Fabri00 for sending me the sample.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Color ID

Color range

Maruman, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Oxford Optic, Hero 9300, medium nib

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