Lily of JetPens sent me a bottle of Noodler’s Ink in Antietam. When I first opened the bottle, I thought it was going to be a very red ink, but I was pleasantly surprised.
For those who can’t read my penmanship:
A reddish orange that dires like fresh blood. Loaded into a Fine Pilot fountain pen nib, it has great variation of shading, going from a light orange to a dark red. In some lights, I could see this going as a burnt sienna. Dries a bit slow, but that could be my paper, not the ink.
I’m not usually a fan of using red inks for everyday writing (notes, journals, and such) but this is far enough from an editting red to make it into my daily rotation.
I like the variation in shade even with my fine tipped pen.
I’ve read elsewhere that Antietam is a very fickle ink that looks different depending on what pen and what size nib you have. For those, like me, who are mortally afraid of writing in too red of a red, I’d suggest loading this into a pen with a fine nib for more of an orange hue.