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Lucky Orange - Montblanc

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 21:05

I believe Montblanc company doesn't need introduction here. Each year Montblanc offers few LE inks. Their evil-minded marketing team creates interesting colors that soon become unavailable. Not all of them are great but almost all of LE ink become sought after after they're gone and are sold for outrageous prices. 

 

Personally I have mixed feelings about idea of LE inks but I enjoy some of them a lot. Montblanc LE red inks were great (Winter Glow can easily concur with Maruzen Nihombashi Akane; it's not the same and but still amazing). 2016 LE inks were rather disappointing. I was interested in trying last one - Lucky Orange.

 

 

After a week I would like to share few initial thoughts about it. The hue is nice, I rather enjoy it, especially for occasional writing. I use oranges on daily basis however my taste leans more toward more subdued one (like Iroshizuku Yu-yake). Lucky Orange is saturated but not as strongly as, for example, Diamine Orange or Pumpkin. So far I've tried it only in medium and broad nibs and I would say the flow is nice. The ink isn't overly wet but it definitely doesn't feel dry. In both Kaweco Classic and Faber-Castell Ambition broad nibs the lubrication was satisfying. I'm going to try it in dryish Platinum Plaisir 0.2 nib to see how it behaves in a "nail".

 

Drawbacks? Well, it tends to dry out on the nib if you take a pause and leave the pen uncapped for 30-40 seconds. I've left some ink in Jinhao and put it in a drawer, after three days there's no nib creep or crud but I want to see what will happen after a week.

 

Anyway I think it's nice addition to MB LE line. Personally I like this ink. It wouldn't make to my Top 5 of orange inks but it's a keeper.

 

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Ink splash

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Color range

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

 

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Maruman, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 21:13

Now this looks quite nice. [impatiently waiting for my bottle to arrive]



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 21:36

Nice review, and you make the ink look good. Not my kind of colour though.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 21:58

This is the ultimate traffic cone orange :) I'm glad you like it, but I think this is not my shade.

 

(The bottle is charming, though. I love them (for the looks), but I have only round Writers' Editions bottles and regular shoe shaped ones.)



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 22:18

Wow that is bright! Brighter than I thought it might be.  B)



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 23:03

I do like my oranges...  and this looks nice, but I don't think is anything special.   Do you have any other oranges to make a comparison?...  For example Noodler's Habanero (which I think is more red) and Yuyake.. and  anything else...   ;)

 

If possible of course.... THANKS!!

 

 

 

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#7 white_lotus

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 23:35

Or how does it compare to Sailor's Kin-mokusei? BB Fresh Oranges? KWZ Orange?



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:04

I do like my oranges...  and this looks nice, but I don't think is anything special.   Do you have any other oranges to make a comparison?...  For example Noodler's Habanero (which I think is more red) and Yuyake.. and  anything else...   ;)
 
If possible of course.... THANKS!!
 
 
 
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Here it is with a few other oranges, from a post I made a couple of months ago in the Orange Colour Swatches thread :-)

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:05

Have it. Like it.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 05:05

Well, it certainly is orange, a very lovely, vibrant orange. If I hadn't just bought Kin-mosukei, I'd grab it. Lucky seems a bit deeper, Kin a bit brighter.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:09

Well, I think it's not really special or unique orange. On the other hand it's quite enjoyable. I'll try to post some comparison and additional photos during the weekend.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:23

It's very similar to Robert Oster's Signature standard Orange - in case anyone was looking for a cheaper version with more ink. The Oster ink has a teeny weeny bit more shading but it's exactly the same on the vibrancy front.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:26

Good to know.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 15:59

I've been on the fence about this one, but I think I might have to get a bottle.

Thanks for the review.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 16:18

Hmmm.... I bought mine just over two months ago and haven't even opened it yet. That somehow tells me something. You said something like that about MB LEs, too.

 

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:09

Any water resistance?

#17 visvamitra

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:16

Nope.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 21:04

Thanks.
I love orange toned inks, but I'm not able to find one with some water resistance.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 21:09

Thanks.
I love orange toned inks, but I'm not able to find one with some water resistance.

 

Check out Super5 Delhi, actually made by R&K. It's a pigmented ink for fountain pens I believe. 



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 21:11

 

Check out Super5 Delhi, actually made by R&K. It's a pigmented ink for fountain pens I believe. 

 

Super 5 Delhi is gorgeous...  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

 

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