I started by thinking this was called Air Corp Blue Black because it is a blue-black similar to the colour of many military uniforms but keeping in mind the picture on the bottles of Noodlers inks usually tells a story there had to be more to the name.
I have recently been reading about Abraham Lincoln which led me down the rabbit hole of learning about the American Civil War. The name of this ink, Antietam, for a non-American means little. I then did some reading and went and bought a sample of the ink.
Noodler's as a brand often use their inks to make political statements. Noodler's House Divided debuted at the 2017 DC Pen Show. The name I suspect refers to the partisanship in US politics more noticeable since November 2016. However, when most hear the phrase they think of Lincolns 1858 speech.
This is an ink I have wanted to try for awhile and I so wanted to love it but like many others have found it a difficult ink.
At last the ink that inspired me to start this, I just wish I had more time hence the infrequent posts.
A colleague gave me a sample of this ink about 3 years ago - said it was lovely but not suitable for work as a 'very unprofessional' colour. I am not sure what was meant by that as I can find no definition for a professional ink colour, I don't believe we have to stick to blues and blacks though I am cautious or circumspect with my use of the ink.
I wanted to start with the same question as my last post - why did they call it that?
Today I am writing about Noodlers Black Swan in Australian Roses (BSAR). I was going to write my first post about Apache Sunset but I am currently using BSAR and I am genuinely intrigued by the name choice. In my search for meaning I learned a bit more about Noodlers and I realised I should pay more attention to the artwork on the bottles as it tells a story.
BSAR is a pretty ink first released in 2010, it is hard to characterise colour-wise as it seems to be a very different colour depending on paper and pen and who has posted a picture on line.