Old World Oak Gall Ink

Item Code: I116
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I116. Old World Oak Gall Ink.

June 2022: Currently out of stock. For other Iron Gall options please see I37 McCaffery's Penman's Ink, I54 Blots Iron Gall, or I168 Walker's Copperplate Ink (Gall Ink).

An oak gall ink made with period recipes and materials including oak galls, iron salts, logwood dyes and acacia gum (Gum Arabic). This ink is created using a centuries old recipe and contains no synthetic ingredients. Oak gall ink was used for many medieval manuscripts and is very popular today for Spencerian and Copperplate. For paper and vellum. Dries waterproof. 2 oz bottle.

This ink can be reconstituted using distilled water and letting it sit overnight. Then stir well and break up any solids.

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"It is really nice and darker than regular iron gall ink." - Nan DeLuca.

"This ink is terrific! Smooth off the pen, it is jet black with hairlines as fine as any penman could want." - Bob Hurford

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Old World Ink
Sep 9, 2012  |  By Robert Harrison
Although I am a novice script writer, I HIGHLY recommend this ink--worth every dollar of its cost. Right out of the bottle, with nary a fleck of needed Gum Arabic, this ink demonstrated its premiere quality. I wish for the day when every ink color within the rainbow is designed upon the formulary of this ink, right out of the bottle.

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Feb 28, 2014  |  By Sean
I just received Old World Ink yesterday and tried it with a new Zebra G nib. I put a few drops of gum Arabic solution, although I'm not sure it even needed it. The hairlines are very thin, like I experienced with McCaffery's, but pitch black like those of Higgins. This is just the combination I was looking for.

Good ink
Apr 14, 2014  |  By Doug Brownell
The thin lines and the blacks are good. I prefer Blot's but find myself switching between the two so this is a close second.