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Noodler's Dark Matter

I have more blues to show, but I haven't taken pictures yet, so today you get a black.

Dark Matter is basically a black ink. It's not a total-black, though. I'm never sure exactly what separates this ink from a real black, but there is something. It might be that it shades very subtly. It might be that it has hints of grey in it. Perhaps it's really a serious black about which my wife and I hallucinate. I don't know. It just isn't only a black. You can see what I mean in the swab picture below.

I have used this in several of our fountain pens, from a very fine Hero to Ahabs, and it has always written very well. It is very smooth, though not the most lubricated ink that I've ever used. It also never feathers, in my experience. It's just a very good ink that behaves very well. The drawback, I suppose, is that it isn't really waterproof or bulletproof. It is water-resistant, though. In this picture, I rubbed a wet Q-tip over the grid until I felt that it was going to tear up the paper. (Rhodia is pretty tough, though, and I'm not sure it would have. The paper now feels rough, but not really damaged.)

It appears that I've captured a cat hair in this picture. Probably one of them tried to help me take the pictures. 

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