Manufactum LogoManufactum Logo

Manufactum Iron-Gallus Ink

Manufactum Iron-Gallus Ink
Manufactum ProductManufactum Product
Manufactum Iron-Gallus Ink
10,50 €Basic price: 30,00 €/100mlall prices incl. VAT., excl. shipping costs
In stock, Delivery in 4-5 days
Please note that unfortunately we cannot deliver to all countries at the moment.

General Information

Manufactum ProductManufactum Product

In our quest to guarantee you the best possible reliability and functionality in products, at times there is the need to be inventive: our team develops tailor-made solutions in-house or recommends product upgrades corresponding to our guiding principles to associated manufacturers.

Product Information

Article Number 83435

For goose and writing quills only, not suitable for fountain pens.

35 ml glass with Duroplast cap.

For eternity. Iron-gallus ink.
The formula is from the early Byzantine period and, as in those times, it is made of iron vitriol, oak-apple brew, gum arabic, and wine or water. Of all inks ever produced, the iron-gallus ink has by far the best flow characteristics and no other ink sticks to the nib for such a long time without dripping. The ink looks grey on the paper at first and only acquires its deep black color after hours of oxidation. But this color is made for eternity and has a light fastness of 100 %.

Writing in ink.
On their way to learn writing even first grades increasingly use the computer keyboard. This is not exactly supportive to the development of their hand-writing and not particularly good for their feeling for the language either. While writing by hand and not typing there is a relaxed development of a much deeper relationship to the written content. The regular use of those old "cultural tools" involving ink can contribute to more enjoyment while writing.

Fuel for the motor of your intellect. Inks.
The characteristic of the iron-gallus ink, to become darker when exposed to air, was already well-known as long ago as the early Byzantine period. The ink is lightfast and indelible, but you should keep in mind that, after several centuries, it will start to damage the paper. Also it represents the sure end of a fountain pen and should, therefore, be only used with goose quills and writing quills.

Don't use iron-gallus ink in fountain pens.

Contact Us

For advice, spare parts or special requests - our customer centre will take care of your questions and concerns, personally and competently.

You can reach us from Monday to Friday at +49 (0)2309 939 095 or anytime at


Discover our home brand: We have developed products for you; good things that we have long wished for, but have not been able to find on the market. For lack of alternatives, we have launched choice goods that meet both your and our quality standards.

Explore Our Home Brand

About Manufactum


Our products impress by their long service life due to excellent handicraft and well-thought-out functionality; plus, we get wearing parts replaced and mechanisms repaired for you.


We focus on sustainability, natural ingredients, and materials that benefit from your care for our product selection. Production processes adhere to quality employment and safeguarding natural resources.


We work consistently on finding optimum qualities in materials and outstanding manufacturing techniques. We team up with seasoned experts to discover good things that may enrich your everyday life.


Please stop by and check out the array of products at our emporiums. Learn more about the stories behind the products there and in our online shop. Our expert staff will be happy to advise you.


Order, Service & Advice +49 (0)2309 939 095


The early bird catches the worm. Our subscribers are a step ahead, when it comes to new items, special offers, sales or events in our department stores. The new bargains we announce twice per week in our selection are exactly described. Would you like to hear from us, too?

Delivery & Payment

  • Invoice
  • Prepayment
  • Credit card Visa Mastercard
  • Special Orders
  • Replacement Parts
  • Product Advice
Manufactum GmbH - Hiberniastr. 5 - D-45731 Waltrop - Telephone: +49 (0)2309 939 095 - Telefax: +49-2309-939 850