Ink Review #292: Noodler's Walnut


Today's ink is Noodler's Walnut, a reader request. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens. Walnut is one of Noodler's partially bulletproof inks.


The color:

Walnut is a dark brown. In larger swabs it shows a greater of color than it does in writing.


In large swabs the ink was still wet after four days. It takes a very long time to dry on Tomoe River paper. 


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

Dry time: 60 seconds

Water resistance: Medium-some of the ink washed away but you would probably still be able to figure out what it said.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low, mainly in the flex nib on all papers.

Other properties: very low shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper the ink performed well, no issues that I noticed.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): KWZ Confederation Brown, Noodler's Walnut, and Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz. Click here to see the Noodler's inks together. 


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.


Overall, I like the color, but it takes a very long to dry on Tomoe River paper. Even on Rhodia it takes 60 seconds to dry, which is rather long. It's not one I would buy a full bottle of, but give it a try, you might love it.

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