- Where to buy: Pure Pens – [Here]
- Price: £13.50
- Bottle size: 90ml
- Price/ml: £0.15 (2dp)
- Colour: Blue-Purple (Blurple)
- Shading: Some
- Sheening: No
- Recommend?: I’d say this divides us 52:48. I rather enjoy the colour and think it’s a bit of fun. Though, the name alone would put some people off.
Nathan, much like myself, has an interest in pens, politics and has a soft spot for the United Kingdom. When the UK voted to leave the European Union, Nathan decided to make an ink to mark the occasion and did so with a bit of tongue in cheek. I bought this ink when it was released, and two years later on the 23rd June I thought I may as well publish a review about it. Though please note this is an ink review and not a political commentary.
I have a few Noodler’s inks, and I enjoy all of them, though some can be a pain in the backside (Baystate Blue, I’m looking at you). Prime of the Commons is actually the ink that I use to write up lecture notes and do my exams at university with (I study PPE, the name makes sense). Brexit is no exception, I rather enjoy this ink; it isn’t as vibrant as Baystate Blue or Dragon’s Napalm but rather is a fairly unique blurple (that is, blue-purple). Usually when I think of a blurple ink I imagine Diamine Bilberry. What sets these two inks apart is mainly the saturation: Brexit is more of a lighter blue/dusty purple while Bilberry is a vibrant blue/vibrant purple. The latter of which gives rise to some sheen, but as someone who dislikes sheen I’m quite content with the former option.
As is the case with quite a number of Noodler’s inks, this is waterproof (and resistant to bleach if I am not mistaken?). Makes it handy to use, especially given that this isn’t an in your face ink on the paper, so you could use it for a number of occasions, especially when it calls for a more formal code of practice.
Say for example when you’re doing an exam for the European Union module you’ve taken for that term. Cough..
One thing that I don’t commend Noodler’s for is how the inks perform on cheaper paper. Unless you have a really fine nib, you’re gonna have a bad time.
All in all, I think this is a great colour and a fun ink to have in your collection because it’s rather tongue in cheek. Some people may not enjoy it, but hey. Each to their own.