A medium dark turquoise with a nice water resistance
This is a dark sky blue, turquoise, glides nice, but feathers a tiny bit on card stock, not noticeable on cheap or absorbent paper. This is a great shade of turquoise with less gr... view moreeen than the other types, that lays down dark with a wet pen and sky blue with a dry pen, but even wet, it does a bit of shading. As for water resistance, my ten minute water dunk test reveals a lot of blue clouds away from the lines, leaving an almost blurry lettering behind. Despite a lot of blue leaving it, the lines do not fade out of sight, nor the tiny lines, and what is left is a softer shade of turquoise writing, easy to read. You may need to rinse the pages and dry them between paper towels, but your writing will be well preserved. It earned a water proof rating of 85%, on a scale to where 0% is total erasure of any writing or color and 50% is erasure of main color but still a legible darker or very readable color is left behind, and 100% where the color did not change nor any ink washed off or bloomed. view less
Noodlers navajo turquoise is very similar to Robert Oster Fire & Ice, but leaning more towards shades of royal blue rather than fire & ice's shades of sky blue. It's a great shader... view moreand is one of those inks that shades well no matter the pen. Whether bold, stub, or japanese extra fine it looks great. Relatively well behaved, but not the best on really cheap paper like cheap printer paper. But anything even remotely decent (including many common notebooks / notepads) will look good even if not particularly fountain pen friendly.
Other qualities are typical. smooth, little to no feathering on most paper, etc. The photo is as accurate as i could get it on my phone. The figure 8's came out a little more aqua than it really is, but the two magnified spots should give you the best idea of how it looks in real life, though it's not perfect and may look slightly different on your monitor. view less
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Supplying analog writing instruments and accessories since 1938. Third generation family-owned store based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mike was trained by his grandfather, dad, and uncle to continue the family business of all things pens, inks, and paper.