Ink Notes: Montblanc Irish Green

Montblanc Irish Green Ink Bottle

The discontinued Montblanc Racing Green is a favorite of mine and although it’s discontinued I still have a couple bottles. So let’s get this out of the way first – Montblanc Irish Green is nothing like Racing Green. The writing samples show that Irish Green is a much brighter green. When I think “green” the color I think of is more along the lines of Irish Green.

I rather like this shade of green along with its properties. The ink has good saturation and some subtle line variation. Plus, it dries in 5 seconds or less with my thin nibs on Doane Paper.

I’ve also been using Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku recently but I seem to prefer the Irish Green color slightly more than the Shin-ryoku although it’s close enough that I might pick Shin-ryoku on some days, depending on my mood.

Cleaning was easy and problem free.

While not really water resistant, I could still read what I wrote after the water test although I wouldn’t want to rely on it.

Photo comparing irish Green and Racing Green
Irish Green on top, Racing Green on bottom

Pens Used

The TWSBI Vac 700 is the only pen I’ve used this ink with so far, but with 5 different nibs – EF to 1.1mm stub. (I did ink my Huron Grande this week but haven’t used it enough to comment yet.) I used the extra fine nib as my writer for a day and didn’t have any hard starts or skipping in writing about 10 pages, The other nibs were just used for the samples below but didn’t have any issues.


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