Ink Review: Noodler's Air-Corps Blue Black


Noodler's Air-Corps Blue Black
Pen: Lamy Safari EF
Paper: Rhodia Dotpad 80gsm

Noodler's Air-Corps Blue Black caught my eye very early on as a very interesting green/blue ink.  I tend to avoid blue inks for whatever reason - I'm still not sure why - but I do love blue-black inks.  Air-Corps Blue-Black is a bit closer to a green-black than a blue-black, but if you squint at it on paper, it'll kinda jumps back and forth between the two.  That phenomenon is one reason that I really love this ink.

Being as dark as it is, ACBB has very little shading, though that doesn't take away from its character.  It's a great ink for the professional environment; it's subdued, but different enough than your typical blues and blacks.  It behaves well on my Rhodia pad, with no feathering, bleedthrough or ghosting.  Cleaning from my Z24 converter was a breeze, though I will say I didn't have the ink in there for too long.

I highly recommend this ink, especially if you are like me and like inks that stray from the "norm."  You can pick up a bottle from Goulet or a similar vendor for $12.50.