Noodler's Lexington Gray Ink - 4.5 oz Bottle with Free Pen

Noodler's Lexington Gray Ink - 4.5 oz Bottle with Free Pen

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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.

This battleship gray ink is named for the USS Lexington (CV-2), one of the few American aircraft carriers not caught in the Pearl Harbor attacks and which played a critical role in the first months of combat in the Pacific theater until it was sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea in May of 1942. A new USS Lexington, (CV-16) was launched four months later and served for 49 years before finally being decommissioned in 1991.

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.

This is the 4.5 oz Lexington Gray ink. Photos of a pen filled with ink feature the pen and ink from the 4.5 oz Heart of Darkness ink.

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Absolutely lovely ink....
September 30, 2016
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Absolutely lovely ink. Much lighter in practice than in the product picture however; the color is more akin to somewhere between a HB and a B pencil, but with more consistency in the color. It is indeed waterproof, those tests don't lie. I do notice a slight odor when writing, but it dissipates quickly. I don't actually know if this is common or not, but I have not noticed an odor with any of my other inks. Doesn't detract from the review, but worth mentioning.

Despite all that I am very pleased with this ink.

The free pen is very simple, as advertised. The pen will get ink blobs if you swing it around, more easily than I have seen with my other pens. But hey, its not too bad for the low low price of free.
I just LOVE the gray...
August 1, 2016
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I just LOVE the gray ink...it is definitely waterproof. I have used it as an outliner, let it dry, then watercolored on it and there was absolutely no bleeding. The pen, however, makes a horrible mess and is not worth the effort. It is almost like the nib is not tight enough on the pen, as it will write for a minute, then blobs of ink are dropped onto the paper. I would be more upset, but it was free. I also did not take off for the pen debacle in my rating, as the ink is superb!
July 31, 2016
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS INK!! The free pen is super compact aND easy to carry.