Last year I talked about what ink brands had done that year and what I hoped for this year. In this article I’m doing the same thing again. How many of my hopes were realised? What did the brand do? What do I want from them in 2019 and has that changed from what I wanted for this year? Last year this write up was over 3,500 words and this time it is over 6,100 words… Sorry!Read More
Rohrer & Klingner
Montblanc Honoré de Balzac Dandy Turquoise is a well regarded discontinued Montblanc ink. Because it's discontinued it commands a premium price on the second hand market. However, while it is a well behaved and pretty ink I always felt it was quite similar to other turquoise coloured inks out there.Read More
From the Montblanc's Patron of the Arts series of releases, Ludwig II is the latest pens and ink combination to come out. Namesed after Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ludwig II is also known as the Swan King because he spent much of his youth in Hohenschwangau (“high region of the swan”) which had it's own Schwansee (Swan Lake) which may have inspired Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet. Another ink released at the same time is Petit Prince Red Fox, based on the fox from Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. You kind find that review here.
I bought this ink from La Couronne du Comte.Read More
Pen's Alley Shaker Green is a pretty unique and special ink; a green ink with gold sheen. I've never seen anything like it before! Pen's Alley is a stationary and pen store in Okazaki, Japan. They have a series of Sailor Store Exclusive inks in the tall "vase" Sailor bottles of which this is one. Where this ink stands out is it's sheen!Read More