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#1 Immoteus

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:40

Another handwritten review by me! Mont Blanc Violet coming soon.

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#2 Ghost Plane

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:20

Thanks for introducing me to one I'd never think to try, but now have added to my ever lengthening list of wants...

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 13:54

This is one of my favourites. I have it in my MB149 that I am using today. I agree it has a nice flow. I think it flows even a little better than the MB standard blue ink. I recommend trying it.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 14:13

Very nice review. Been looking for the perfect turquoise - this looks like it.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 00:21

QUOTE(Ghost Plane @ Jan 7 2008, 04:20 AM) View Post
Thanks for introducing me to one I'd never think to try, but now have added to my ever lengthening list of wants...


You're welcome Yure, I mean Ghost. I'd like to take a crack at Noodler's as well, but there aren't any B&M shops that carry them...

QUOTE(artaddict @ Jan 7 2008, 06:13 AM) View Post
Very nice review. Been looking for the perfect turquoise - this looks like it.


Thanks Pep! It's going to replace SSB with this because it feathers on cheap paper.

For some odd reason, MB Violet is an elusive ink... None of the local shops in my area carry the ink!
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:57

Literally an eye-popper !
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:27

Immoteus, which one feathers on cheap paper, SSB or MB Turq?
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:28

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:10

The colour and quality of this ink depends greatly on the instrument-in my Lamy 2000 its wonderful, full of colour and depth, in my old aero P51 it was very watery with no real depth...
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:32

Thanks for that, I'd never have considered the MB otherwise. I'm always after a good, light turquoise. I'll try this after I get my paws on some Diamine turquoise.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:41

true, looks very much like Waterman's South Seas blue...

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 13:39

Beautiful. Very much like the old Sheaffer Peacock Blue that's no longer made.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 14:23

Good review. Thanks.

I am not a fan of blue ink since I was constrained to blues and blacks as a kid during the dark ages. However, this ink is my all time favorite blue and I love it. I have yet to have this ink misbehave in any pen. I think your scan gives a good idea of the color of the ink, but I doubt there is a scanner available that can capture the shimmering translucence of this ink in person! During the dark, cold days of winter, this ink is a great mood booster.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:23

I am currently using this very ink and I must agree 100% with the OP review. It seems better than the Visconti turquoise I got with my pen. In fact the Van Gogh seems to like the MB ink better... though that could be because of the initial fill. I am again going to try the Visconti turquoise on my next fill and see. The Visconti is slightly lighter, but faster to dry. It is also a beautiful colour, with a tad less shading - it is more uniform than the MB.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:08

Oh great! NOW I have another ink to add to my want list! Actually, I have been looking for a good turquoise and this may be it. The problem is my husband has pointed out that I now have more ink colors than I have pens (how observant of him). I naturally said well then I obviously NEED more pens! Lashelle

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 10:22

QUOTE(OrchidUnicorn @ Jan 16 2008, 08:08 AM) View Post
...The problem is my husband has pointed out that I now have more ink colors than I have pens (how observant of him). I naturally said well then I obviously NEED more pens! Lashelle

I wonder if that'd work with my boss? If so, I need urgently to go on an ink buying spree.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:55

I forgot that I ought to have added that my MB turquoise ink is a year or two older than the Visconti which may have made the difference in shade/darkness comparison.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 04:57

I just bought this on a whim, and I love it!!!
The only other turquoise I've used was Waterman south seas, and I didn't like its electric intensity.
The MB turqoise has a calmer hue that is easy on the eyes, and I just find it to be beautiful. I'm always amazed at how small differences in color and saturation can make such a difference. I can't believe a turquoise is now my favorite ink! bunny01.gif


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:34

It makes for a wonderful winter ink color!

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:13

So, Waterman's or MB's or Pelikans turq is the way to go?

#21 Blade Runner

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 04:16

There are more than those two. Perhaps check out the review section.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 18:23

I, too, am really enjoying this vibrant turquoise ink! smile.gif

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 18:44

I just received a bottle of this ink yesterday, which I bought as a result of this review. Now all I need to do is figure out what pen to put it in. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the MB Racing Green I also purchased. These plus a recent bottle of Blue obtained in a trade, are my first MB inks and I must say they're excellent.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 19:38

QUOTE(BobR @ Feb 14 2008, 01:44 PM) View Post
I just received a bottle of this ink yesterday, which I bought as a result of this review. Now all I need to do is figure out what pen to put it in. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the MB Racing Green I also purchased. These plus a recent bottle of Blue obtained in a trade, are my first MB inks and I must say they're excellent.


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Glad you like them! The turquoise is really fun.
BTw, the racing green is a very interesting ink, because it looks very different depending on the degree of flow of your pen. I have it in a pen with a fine nib with steady but thin flow, and the color is so beautiful. This color I prefer to what I see in a wider nib with greater flow which produces a much darker green, although some may feel the opposite.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:08

I got a warmth inside. This was my father's ink of choice in his liver-barreled,
gold cap Parker 51. He bought it as a set in the early 1950's. In his business
circle, MB Turquoise and Parker 51 was Dad's trade mark. This is the ink I use only
in Dad's 51. I don't use this ink in any other pen.

After I inherited Dad's Parker 51, I wrote with it to family and friends of the family.
More than a few people replied, " Oh, you have your father's pen."

My writing is conservative, and MB Turquoise is sedate. When I see it used by a bolder
style, it really is striking. Dad's hand was bold.

It has been a pleasure.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 16:20

This ink reminds me a lot of Iroshizuku kon-peki. Is there a comparion review on FPN with these two inks?

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 18:37

This is such a wonderful ink! Posting some pictures:
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#28 SamCapote

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 21:44

This is such a wonderful ink! Posting some pictures:
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You make it look like fun! Beautiful color!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:07

Thanks very much Sam! I was wondering if there was anyone else loving this wonderful color!

Edited by stevesurf, 12 February 2012 - 01:14.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 14:52

I'm quite a fan of Mb turquoise ink, but I don't use it very often. I bet my bottle is past it's sell by date but hopefully that doesn't matter.

I also have 2 bottles of Mb emerald green ink and I love that colour. Sadly it isn't available anymore and for me their racing green and white forest are a bit on the dark side.

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