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Lavender - Montblanc



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It seems that in 2010 Montblanc changed the manufacturer of their ink as well as the design of the bottle. The company's issued a new, larger (60 ml vs 50 ml) bottle. To be honest I find Montblanc bottle not only nice but also practical, much better than Iroshizuku or Sailor.

 

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The new colours launched in 2010 include:

 

  1. Burgundy Red
  2. Irish Green
  3. Lavender Purple
  4. Mystery Black
  5. Midnight Blue
  6. Oyster Grey
  7. Royal Blue
  8. Toffee Brown

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Midnight Lavender is quite interesting ink although it's not really Lavender color. Not at all. It has a little shading and depending on how wet the nib or feed is, the color can look almost quite dark or a softer, muted blueberry. As most Montblanc inks it behaves well ion variety of papers.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Tomoe River, kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Oxford, kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Water resistance

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Nice to see this ink on the different papers. You are right in the shade not being lavender. I like the shading. Thanks for another excellent review.

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I like this ink. But my favourite regular MB ink is Corn Poppy Red!

Good. I am waiting on some now.

 

GvFC CPR that is.

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I believe that the ink was reformulated in late 2014. There have been all kinds of theories about why the ink ceased to be available for a period and was reintroduced in a new formulation.

 

I have written with both the older formulation and the current one. The current one is redder. Somewhere on the forum there is a side-by-side comparison, but I can't seem to find it at the moment.

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Ghost Plane

Hmm. I've still got a bottle of the old, but this looks nice should I need to replace it.

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I seem to recall that I once phoned MB in Hamburg and they told me that the "original" needed repair due to it dryness and/or poor lubrication. They didn't say anything about a colour change. I only have the old version so I can't make any comparison. In an case, the first (new) Lavender which came out in Nov-Dec 2009 had the Ident. No. 105196 and the new one has retained the same number.

 

Mike

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It's a lovely ink. I picked up a bottle fairly recently. It's kind of aubergine with a small hint of red underneath

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amberleadavis

I only wish these inks were fade resistant. Thank you again for a great review.

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