Ink can be messy! This ink is hand bottled, labeled, and waxed. Now and again a bottle sprouts a small leak during transport. We do our best to wrap them up tight to contain it. Please note when purchasing that this is possible. These ink bottles are not eligible for coupon codes or returns.
I was so enamored with the ink, and when I learned that I couldn’t purchase a bottle directly, I decided to order some for all of us! The ink is made using a historic formula of extracting and dissolving the iron from guns with Sumac, instead of Galls. Learn More
This ink was handmade by alchemist Thomas Little of A Rural Pen. The ink goes on as a pale, smoky, cool grey, and quickly oxidizes into a darker colour; the shade varies depending on the paper used.
I was so enamored with the ink, and when I learned that I couldn’t purchase a bottle directly, I decided to order some for all of us! The ink is made using a historic formula of extracting and dissolving the iron from guns with Sumac, instead of Galls.
This ink is for dip pens only – it cannot be used in fountain pens.
These ink bottles are not eligible for discount codes or returns.
- Corked gun ink bottle
- Sumac Tannins bonded with iron
- JAJade A.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 week agoHandmade ink
I love that this ink is handmade out of guns. It has a light purplish, browny grey or black hue depending on the paper and amount of ink used. It is a nice ink. I also love the old square bottle with the wax-covered cork.
- MOMaria O.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks agoUnique aged color worth the practice and wait
It took some practice and helpful hints from Margot but the effects and unique quality/color are worth it. If using a glass dip pen using the widest part of the pen is best, or having a wider (chipped) tip is best. I also ordered an antique dip pen with multiple wide tip nibs that lay more ink. Once the ink dries it will become darker as it oxidizes. If your cork stopper has any natural gaps or holes be careful of leakage or spill (esp during transport, or if you shake before dipping). If I pack it up to move I'll definitely put tape around the edge of the cork and Saran Wrap to keep it tight. My cork has some gaps (expected with natural cork) so better safe than sorry.
- KHKarla H.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars5 hours agoRural Pen Handmade Ink
This ink is BEAUTIFUL. It's has a gorgeous gray/purplish color and is a joy to use in my mixed media projects.
- JLJulie L.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars18 hours agoVery intriguing and fun to use!
Enjoying this ink very much. Well packaged and a most unique treasure. Happy to have this special ink in my collection.❤️