Montblanc William Shakespeare

After much talk about yet another Limited Edition Montblanc ink and another red I thought well I will see how others like it. William Shakespeare Velvet Red has been sold out from every retailer within a day of them receiving it. At the 2016 DC pen show I got to see it in person and since there were no bottles to be bought at the biggest pen show on the planet and I liked it I started hunting down sources. Well Fahrney's in Maryland got in a shipment and I ordered 3 bottles. It was shipped fast, well packed and there was no price gouging. Very impressed with my 1st order from them. 

The paper above has a blue hue to it in the photo but that is because I adjusted the photo so the ink swabs and writing sample were more accurate. The shading is amazing and it is close to the Hitchcock but it really does have a velvet red quality about it.

Lay this ink down on some Tomoe River paper and it takes a life of its own.

Some folded nib fun for the last photo. Really a fantastic ink. Now will they re-release a ton of it and flood the market like they did with the Tolstoy? That has yet to be seen but it is a great ink and Montblanc continues to produce great colors with good balance.

AND yes I really do wish I had even a sample of the Chalk Red to compare it to. Should I acquire one I will revisit this and update it.

J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre

Shake the bottle and enjoy this amazing new addition to the J. Herbin 1670 line up. Caroube de Chypre is so much fun to use with its rich brown color, deep red undertones and gold flakes coming through. This stunning and well behaved ink was provided to me for review by Pen Chalet where is it in stock and ready to ship!

This ink just begs for some Tomoe River though it flexes its depth on almost any paper.

A little folded nib play time with this ink is always fun!