Noodler's Heart of Darkness Ink - 4.5 oz Bottle with Free Pen

Noodler's Heart of Darkness Ink - 4.5 oz Bottle with Free Pen

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4.5 (11 reviews)
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Noodler's inks are known for their affordability, wide range of colors, and good performance on more absorbent papers that are not normally fountain pen friendly. They are also known for their distinctive label art, featuring unique drawings that often reflect their creator's strongly held political and economic ideals. Dedicated to keeping prices as low as possible, Noodler's uses simple bottles and packaging, with boxes made of recycled paper. All Noodler's inks are 100% made in the USA.

Named for the classic novel that inspired the movie Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness is a slightly darker and faster-drying alternative to the standard Noodler's Black ink.

Special Properties:

  • Bulletproof: This ink is water resistant on cellulose-based papers and resists all known tools of forgers, including UV light, bleach, alcohol, and other solvents. This ink may still be vulnerable to smearing when exposed to water.
  • Eternal: Made to resist the effects of time, this ink is archival, fade resistant, and unaffected by humid or acidic conditions.

This ink comes with a free "Charlie" eyedropper pen, which can be filled using the eyedropper built into the bottle's cap. The color and pattern of the cap may vary from the pen pictured.


  • This ink comes in a 4.5 ml glass eyedropper bottle.
  • Glass Noodler's ink bottles are filled to the brim with ink. Be careful when opening to avoid spilling.
  • The included pen may have a strong smell when it is first received. The smell will fade over time and with use.
  • See this chart for a list of Noodler's inks and their special properties.

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I am a left hander. This...
March 25, 2010
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I am a left hander. This curse has plagued me for my entire 16 year life. For the majority of my life i have used pencils, but after a long days work my hand looks like a penguins flipper. i switched to mechanical pencils, they worked better, but my need to take stuff apart made them useless. Then I went to pens, which took the two bad parts of traditional and mechanical pencils. Now on the advice of my father i purchased some Noodler's Ink. After 2 weeks of using it, my hands are clean and I enjoy the ritual of refilling my classy, 3 dollar fountain pen. I cannot right fast enough to get ink on my hands.

It just makes me think were all those years of learning Japanese gone to waste? (Japanese writes right to left)

I think not

Noodlers ? ???? ??.
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good, solid black. Chances...
September 1, 2010
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good, solid black. Chances are, your free pen isn't really going to last, but even so, it's still worth every single penny. Even better if you have eyedropper pens.
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Blackest Black I've ever...
February 22, 2010
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Blackest Black I've ever used. It matches the black on forms I've used. Sometimes blacker. It's pretty black. Maybe ultimate black.

It takes a few seconds longer to dry than the polar black I've used, but that's fine. I tested the how resistant it was to water, alcohol, and bleach once dried on paper - and it's resistant. Won't run.

I use the transparent fountain pen it came with to use with other ink I don't use very much - like my black light ink. It writes well, but I want to use this ink in my fancy looking pens.
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Good dark black. Will...
August 1, 2016
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Good dark black. Will have this bottle for a very long time and with the free fountain pen is a no brainer purchase!
The ink is a definite...
August 1, 2016
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The ink is a definite 5 star product. I use it in Pilot Parallel pens and with my trusty #2 sable brush. It's dark, dries fast, and looks great in washes.

Unless I just got a bad one, throw the pen away. It's that bad. Four words - giant blobs of ink. 'Nuff said.

The ink is great. You can't go wrong with Noodlers.