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thank you for sharing. i would never have known that the pen also comes with ink that is NOT a standard ink. but judging from the color comparison, i'd still prefer the look of toffee and the 2005/2006 season'e greeting inks. i love dark brown inks.


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Sorry I forgot to add the pictures with the writing samples toy our ink review. I simply forgot to do it. Here are writing samples done with the Montblanc 149. I used these pictures for the Three Oversize Vintage Pens With Flex Nibs thread here in FPN. The nib in this Montblanc is a fairly wet writer. I am sure that a normal or dry nib will display different results for this great ink.


Writing at less than my normal writing speed with no pressure applied



Writing at a fast speed with no pressure applied



And now, multiple pictures while flexying the nib








I will try to add the writing samples with the Waterman 5 red ripple and Pink nib in a separate post.


that is a very nice brown ink thumbup.gif. and great penmanship too.


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The pen doesn't "come" with ink. The ink is sold during the time of the pen.


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On 8/8/2012 at 6:58 AM, tenney said:

The pen doesn't "come" with ink. The ink is sold during the time of the pen.

Exactly. A new pen of that sort and "its" corresponding ink are usually issued at the same time. More often than not, the pen first, then the ink a week or two later. The bummer is, that most (if not all) MB boutiques won't sell you a bottle without the pen until about 3 months later. Allegedly so that those who buy the pen get the first chance to buy the ink too. Disclaimer No. 1: Some boutiques occasionally give you the bottle free if you buy that pen (which can run up to about $1K anyway. DIsclaimer No. 2: You can also sometimes buy the ink without the pen at a different, i.e. non-boutique store



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