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I have two bottled inks, both long ignored, and I think I will receive some sympathetic pats on the back when I name them:

 

Montblanc Blue Black Iron Gall Scariness

Montblanc Green

 

...and that's it. My cartridge supply is somewhat more acceptable...Waterman purple, South Seas blue, and plain standard blue.

 

The MBBBIGS has to go. After reading the things I have here, I don't think I want to mess with it, or it to mess with me.

 

The MB green might be alright...but is it waterproof? I can find no information on it here or anywhere. I'm not in a situation where I can play with it to find out right now.

 

I must wait for a while, but as soon as possible I would like to explore new waterproof inks, probably Noodler's because of the rave reviews and selection (and what a great name, to boot).

 

As for the MB green, even if it isn't waterproof, I may keep it. If it is waterproof, that will affect future purchases.

 

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If it's MB British Racing Green, I've found it to have a good level of water-resistance.

Obviously, MBBB is very water resistant. As long as you flush every 1-2 weeks, you should be OK with MBBB.

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

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If it's MB British Racing Green, I've found it to have a good level of water-resistance.

Obviously, MBBB is very water resistant. As long as you flush every 1-2 weeks, you should be OK with MBBB.

I love your avatar, Lloyd.

 

I don't know what type of green it is, but it's in what must be their old packaging; it's not shoe-shaped. It's upright with tilt angle, opaque gold plastic with a green top indicating colour. I did use it once, but it was a very long time ago. I remember it being sort of bright emerald.

 

With the range of conflicting opinions on the MBBB, it's tempting to forget the frustration and let it go. Perhaps I will be happy to keep it as a "just-in-case" ink if I have new ones to entertain me for a while, but I won't be traveling with it.

 

 

 

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Harold & I thank you.

 

Why not just water-test the green? Dip a nib/toothpick/straw/etc. into the bottle, scribble it onto a page and get it wet. Let us know the results, please.

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

Oscar Wilde

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I have two bottled inks, both long ignored, and I think I will receive some sympathetic pats on the back when I name them:

 

Montblanc Blue Black Iron Gall Scariness

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The MBBBIGS has to go. After reading the things I have here, I don't think I want to mess with it, or it to mess with me.

 

I've used the scary ink for a few years now ( maybe 15 :embarrassed_smile: ) and have never had a problem or even hint of a problem or issue or hint of an issue :thumbup:

 

So I guess maybe I am saying don't believe everything that you read on the internet :ltcapd:

 

The color really is quite nice to boot.

 

K

 

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I will do suggested test when possible...at the moment it isn't (long story having something to do with packing belongings for shipment and/or furniture change). Results will be posted in one form or another, depending on the accessibility and mood of my scanner.

 

I've used the scary ink for a few years now ( maybe 15 :embarrassed_smile: ) and have never had a problem or even hint of a problem or issue or hint of an issue :thumbup:

 

So I guess maybe I am saying don't believe everything that you read on the internet :ltcapd:

 

The color really is quite nice to boot.

I know, I knowww. I keep going back and forth on the "dangers of iron gall" issue. You see how I am? :blush:

 

I must have liked the MB blue-black at some point or I wouldn't have purchased it. (The green, on the other hand, was given to me. It's not bad though.) It's all a vague memory now. On the other hand, I knew nothing of the infamous iron gall.

 

If I end up adding to my ink collection instead of replacing it, it's all your fault.

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I have two bottled inks, both long ignored, and I think I will receive some sympathetic pats on the back when I name them:

 

Montblanc Blue Black Iron Gall Scariness

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The MBBBIGS has to go. After reading the things I have here, I don't think I want to mess with it, or it to mess with me.

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Iron Gall shouldn't be a problem with gold, silver, silver/palladium pens. I would be a little cautious with steel nibs, though.

 

Well, that being said...I do have an Esterbrook that I keep loaded with Diamine Registrar's Ink. I cannot say that I have observed any corrosion, but I do worry, and I do flush it out monthly because I worry about precipitates clogging the works. (I do find myself using this ink more and more because I like the almost slate-ish black color it turns to.)

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I've used the scary ink for a few years now ( maybe 15 :embarrassed_smile: ) and have never had a problem or even hint of a problem or issue or hint of an issue :thumbup:

Same here. Well... I haven't used it in several years, but never had a problem when I did.

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I found the green ink from among a sea of boxes and did a quick test.

 

Behold ye ink bottle, against a lovely background of drying laundry:

 

 

The before:

 

 

The results...barely a trace left:

 

 

I was going to soak the paper for 15 minutes but it took mere seconds for the ink to disappear. Not a waterproof ink. I'm still curious about the packaging and whether it is "vintage" or just old in that dull sort of way.

 

What must you do if the other (iron gall) ink clogs your pen? Does it need expert attention?

 

 

 

 

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