Although I haven’t been saving many links recently it appears many of the the ones I have saved haven’t been transferred to Delicious. A debugging session is therefore required in the near future. In the meantime the links below are the ones that have been saved.
For the last in this batch of ink reviews I have chosen Noodler’s Ottoman Rose. I originally bought this ink as I thought it would be the natural partner to Ottoman Azure. Pink or rose inks would not normally come high up my list, but the completist in me wouldn’t let me buy one without the other.
The fourth in this batch of tests is for Noodler’s Ottoman Azure. When I originally bought this ink I thought the name was chosen to evoke the deep blue skies of Turkey, which was reinforced by the label until I looked closer and saw the text “The color of the tiles within the Sultan’s six minarettes”. A trip to Wikipedia came next.
This ink is a Goulet Pen Company exclusive, so there are no prizes for guessing where I bought it from. My knowledge of the American War of Independence is no better than most other Britons, so the name of the ink and the images on the label don’t resonate with the in the way they would with Americans, but I must admit that just looking at the label did prompt some Googling, so this is the second time that a Noodler’s ink has helped me understand more about US history.