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Montblanc Swan Illusion Plume Ink

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#21 AidenMark



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Posted 07 February 2019 - 18:45

Thankfully it doesn't look like cardboard when you write with it. For me, it's one of the better Montblanc inks. It took me a while to get it but now that I have it I'm very pleased with it. It's somewhat watery which may not suit some, but is a pale - but pefectly legible - sepia that's actually well named and more complex a colour than online pictures do justice.



I foolish decided to pay the 35 euros to the doctor for a Tetanus injection, so it will have to wait till next month. In the meantime, if you could get around to scanning a sample of writing, I for one would love to see it.

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#22 Uncial



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Posted 07 February 2019 - 19:03

It's not an especially easy ink to portray in pictures but some have done a decent job (links below). In super wet, flexible nibs and dip pens it does appear quite dark (and a bit like cardboard) but I haven't had it in a pen yet that has produced that effect. It has quite a significant grey element, but there's a brown and slightly pinkish softness in behind that which come across in some of the pictures posted on blogs.

There has also been some discussion in the 'Inks' section of the forums here about it and it's doppelganger/highly similar ink, Stone Road of Gion.






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