Iron Gall Ink - 60ml bottle
Iron Gall Ink - 60ml bottle
Iron Gall Ink - 60ml bottle
Iron Gall Ink - 60ml bottle
Iron Gall Ink - 60ml bottle
Iron Gall Ink - 60ml bottle
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Iron Gall Ink - 60ml bottle

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The Martlet's traditional Iron Gall Ink is made to an 18th-century recipe and is formulated for use with dip pens and quills.  This is the sort of ink that was in constant use from the Middle Ages until the 19th-century for documents and manuscripts.  This calligraphy and writing ink is grey when first applied to paper, but will oxidise and darken to a deep black which permanently bonds to the paper.  The water used in the current batch is drawn from a holy well or sacred spring in rural Wales called Ffynnon Gybi, or St Cybi's well.       

NB. You can use this ink in a fountain pen, but you do so at your own risk and we advise that you wash out the pen thoroughly after each use, or it may corrode the nib. 

Ingredients: Spring water, oak galls, copperas, gum arabic and clove oil.