Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Help Whether This Is Fake Or Legit


Recommended Posts


Greetings for fellow FPN members here,


This is my first post in the Montblanc sub-forum and am asking for your help / advice on a product I just procured.

I just bought a bottle of a claimed to be Montblanc Racing Green. The seller only said Montblanc Green but when I saw the ad photo showing it to be racing green on the box I decided to take a punt for it.


Now, based on the photos do you think that the ink is legit or is there a chance that this is a fake?


Photos below:










Any inputs are appreciated!

Edited by penzel_washinkton
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 7
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • penzel_washinkton


  • farazqamar


  • Mr.Rene


  • Charles Rice


Charles Rice

The boxs looks legit, the bottle looks legit, the ink? Impossible to tell unless you do a side by side with known ink. Even then, who knows.


And looking at the posting means nothing as there is no color consistence from one computer to the next.


Bottom line - if you like the color (I don't), why worry.

Edited by Charles Rice
Link to post
Share on other sites

Everything looks fine. The bottle, the box, and the era are correct and the color looks fine, though maybe a bit light. Could just be the swan. No red flags.

If you want less blah, blah, blah and more pictures, follow me on Instagram!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely a genuine bottle - though, as others have pointed out, who knows what's inside? It's a much copied colour.


Personally, I'd say: it looks right. So fingers crossed, it's the genuine article inside and out!


Charles Rice said it best: Who cares, as long as you like it.


Nice find. Enjoy it in good health.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the help from the members here.


I was interested in the ink due to the swabs online and was not sure of the one I bought . Some swabs are lighter (which matches the swab I have hence I asked the forum), some are dark, probably the paper used for that swab really plays a part. Note , I am using a Maruman Mnemosyne for the swab.

Nice thing to know that the packaging seems to be the genuine article.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The packaging looks about right. The visual result on paper can be influenced by the pen, nib (or swab), flow of ink to the nib and paper, and the paper itself.


I've been buying a fair amount of Parker Penman inks recently. I pay only "medium" prices, nothing too high, and I try to "buy the seller" as well as buy the items. This means taking a look (if one is on an auction site) at their sales history and sometimes emailing and asking questions.

-- Joel -- "I collect expensive and time-consuming hobbies."


INK (noun): A villainous compound of tannogallate of iron, gum-arabic and water,

chiefly used to facilitate the infection of idiocy and promote intellectual crime.

(from The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
    2. PAKMAN
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
    4. jar
    5. wimg
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • Ferocity
      I hope you enjoy it ❤️ You are so very lucky ❤️
    • halffriedchicken
      Not sure if this has been suggested already but would a setting for localized regions or chapters in FPN be helpful? I don't know if there is a way to find local FPN members who would be nearby. I don't know if we want to be discoverable but a setting to know how many members are in 25, 50, or a 100 miles of each other might be helpful. We can create a regions specific network like Craigslist where people could use that to connect with nearby members, conduct in person sales, arrange FPN meetups
    • Daneaxe
      Hi again all, I forgot to tell y'all that I made the post about Sweden ink PIF. Most have probably found it long ago, but here's a link, anyway:      
    • Ayami_109
      I read your blog post and all the replies with much interest. I'm a FP user in Australia. Been part of this forum for years but rarely post. I did come across your ink sharing thread and considered participation. For me it's not lack of interest but lack of time to play around with FP and inks. I'd feel bad to put my hand up for the box and just have it sit until gosh knows when...   I also think that the FP community in Australia is smaller, and I wonder how many in the community are
    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 8 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 8 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 8 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 8 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 8 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. 2ndJOB
      (52 years old)
    2. alleysally
    3. arkan15
      (34 years old)
    4. bakerag
      (46 years old)
    5. Basilios
      (37 years old)

  • Create New...