I've just written about Park Red, so I may as well follow it up with this ink that has so much in common with it. Like Park, Nikita has a political bent. Also like Park, it has a strikingly pure red hue that is worth having in one's collection.
Thanks go out to Lori for this ink sample. I'm pretty certain that I told her it was a bleedy ink. She'll be happy to know that it's really not since she has a big bottle of it on her shelf. Hey. Sometimes I get my red inks mixed up.
Check out the review below for all of the Nikita goodness.
Copy Paper Test
Here's a zoom-in on the three reds at the top of the comparison. Nikita and Park are very close, with 187 being a brighter red. The Pink above isn't a great representation. I hadn't used that pen in a week or so and it had dried. It's usually much brighter/pinker than that.
Video Review and Water Drop Test
Like I said, I really like this red ink. It's kind of a toss-up between this one and Park Red. Nikita seems to behave a bit better on copy paper, but Park has better drying times than Nikita. Pick your poison.
Find it at your favorite Noodler's vendor. I suggest AndersonPens where 4.5oz bottles are $19 and come with a free Noodler's pen. I'm not an employee, and I don't get a kick-back, but they're friends (and family business) that I really like to support when I can.