It has been some time since we posted a comparison of black inks, something that is useful to do because there are always new inks available and in some cases, the manufacturers make changes in their formulae. In 2008, we had two posts on black inks – Black and Sorta Black Inks and also Black Inks (notice the catchy titles, eh!). Several personal favourites were noted, including Aurora Black, Noodler’s Heart of Darkness, and Mont Blanc Black. On the other hand, Private Reserve Ultra Black seemed to be the only ink that garnered negative comments – “soul sucking”, “evil”, and “you’d better have a W (presumably meaning a broad) nib because it doesn’t flow so much as it oozes”.
This post has several different black inks such as Sheaffer, Noodler’s Borealis Black and Dark Matter, to name a few.
The Noodler’s Borealis Black (a poorly disguised attempt at Aurora Black) and Dark Matter acquit themselves rather well when compared to our all-around champion of Aurora Black. What about you – do you have a favourite black and if yes, why that particular black?