Ink Review #212: Noodler's Army


This week is reader request ink reviews, and today's ink request is Noodler's Army. Army is from the standard Noodler's line, so it does not have any water resistance or permanent qualities. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Army is a medium green with shading. It's not quite a pea green, but it's not quite army green either.


After two days the ink drops and large swab still haven't dried.


Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Verde De Rio, Noodler's Army, and Sailor Jentle Epinard. Click here to see the Noodler's inks together. I think Epinard is more of a true army green than Army is.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

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Overall, the ink had an average flow but struggled to keep up with the flex nib. I liked the color more in writing than I thought I would, but it's not one I think I need a full bottle of.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.