Arriving last night were these four little bottles of Noodler's Fountain Pen Ink. I did a quick test with a dip pen to see what I got.
Top to bottom:
- Blue Ghost Invisible Bulletproof Ink
- Noodler's Blue Eel (supposed to be a lubricating ink that is good in old crotchety and cheap pens.)
- La Coulour Royal (i.e. purple, but a very deep bluish one - I really like it)
- Hunter Bulletproof Eternal (this one had very different characteristics out of the bottle - it seemed thick, wrote bloopily and took forever to dry. And was a third the size of the others for the same price = rip off.) This one also looked very cool under the black light - each stroke had a glowing halo around it.
And "bulletproof" and "eternal" don't have anything to do with being unsmearable, apparently. My smears won't ever fade in the light, and a check forget would not be able to remove all traces of my scribblings.