Iron Gall Calligraphy Ink
This ink is handmade in Dorset using natural ingredients to a medieval recipe with a modern twist. Iron Gall ink is the perfect black ink for modern calligraphy. Traditionally Iron Gall ink erodes nibs quickly due to it's high acidity, our ink has powdered egg shell added to balance the Ph, meaning nibs last much longer.
This ink has been designed for use with a dip pen. Due to the nature of the natural mica used, the shimmer can settle over time, so before use it will need a shaken or a mixed. Make sure to wipe the jar and lid clean before closing to avoid the lid sticking.
Our inks are water based and if it is too thick for your nib, a drop water can be added to dilute the ink. If the ink is too watery you can leave the ink with the lid off for the ink to evaporate slightly, we advise overnight.
This ink is water based and over time will naturally evaporate, you can add a drop of water to bring it back to the desired consistency.
All inks are tested with a L'ecoliere nib, but most pointed pen nibs will work. Different nibs will create a slightly different look.
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