Iron gall ink 50ml - Ancient writing ink with roman seal

Item number: 20637

Use authentically made antique ink.

Category: Historical inks

11,99 €
≈ £ 11.02
23,98 € per 100 ml

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping

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Shipping weight:
0,18 Kg
50,00 ml
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
6,00 × 6,00 × 6,00 cm

Iron gall ink black

The traditionally produced iron gall ink allows you to immerse yourself in the world of ancient scholars - because they too already knew how to appreciate the quality of this ink.

Made according to a centuries-old original recipe

Quality proves itself: our iron gall ink is produced in the same way as it was practiced in ancient times. The first recipe for this ink dates back to the 3rd century BC.

Dried bile has always been used as a basic ingredient, from which, after being crushed and boiled, gallic acid is extracted. The eggs of the oak gall wasp laid on oak leaves are called gallstones. Now only water, of course iron sulphate and gum arabic are added, whereby the latter prevents premature flocculation of the ink and thus increases its longevity. To ensure that you continue to enjoy your iron gallus ink after a long period of storage, the glass surface is carefully sealed with real cork, and a wax seal is also placed on top of it, showing Mercury, the messenger of the ancient world.

When writing with iron gall ink, the writing appears light brown at first, but turns deep black during drying as the iron sulphate contained oxidizes with the air.

  • Glass bottles with real cork closure & golden römix seal
  • handmade in Germany
  • Black iron gall ink
  • Contents: 50 ml 

Writing letters, documents or documents - like in antiquity!

The iron gall ink can be processed particularly well with the help of a steel nib: it dissolves deep black when dry. Write personal letters, documents or invitations with the special touch of the past. If you attach great importance to quality, authenticity and durability, iron gall ink is the perfect writing medium for you. Calligraphers and history enthusiasts will be able to immerse themselves in ancient times with this ink. Iron gall ink is suitable for teachers and lecturers as authentic illustrative material: make your lessons clearer by allowing your students to test antique writing utensils. Thus, they can also get enthusiastic about historical culture and way of life. Note: Use ink only under adult supervision. Do not swallow, wash well after use. Wash out splashes in the eye immediately. Carefully shake before use.  

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