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.
The new colours launched in 2010 include:
- Burgundy Red
- Irish Green
- Lavender Purple
- Mystery Black
- Midnight Blue
- Oyster Grey
- Royal Blue
- Toffee Brown
Burgundy Red is a dusty ink with good shading properties. It flows well and doesn’t cause any trouble and yet I just can’t start enjoying it. The color is subtle and while I enjoy subtler blue or brown or green inks I expect reds (in broad understanding of the term red) to be heavily saturated. This one doesn’t impress me.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River, kaweco Classic Sport, B
Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9
Clairefontaine, Kaweco Classic Sport, B