After listing my 5 favorite modern and vintage pens it makes sense to list the five favorite inks I put in them.
1. Montblanc Bordeaux
Easily my number 1 ink. I have just over 2 bottles of this discontinued ink left. I had been hording it, afraid to use it all up. Then I realized that not using it was not using it, whether because I was hording or because I actually ran out. If it’s not in a daily carry pen then it’s in one of my desk pens, currently my Edison Huron Grande. Montblanc Bordeaux ink notes.
2. Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun
Another clear favorite and usually found in at least one of my daily carry pens. NOT a watered down black. Fuyu-Syogun ink notes.
3. Montblanc Racing Green
While this dark green may not always be in one of my pens it’s a favorite and is inked up more often than not. It is an ink I get tired of if I use it too much so it could temporarily drop from this list. I have just under two bottles of this discontinued ink left. Ink Notes
4. Rohrer and Klingner Blau-Schwarz
I’m not a fan of blue or even blue-black inks, yet this blue-black is a favorite. Unfortunately it’s a limited edition ink. This ink is a regular in my Franklin-Christoph Model 66 desk pen which is always inked. Ink Notes
5. Montblanc Toffee Brown
It looks like I have a preference for Montblanc inks, despite not having any of their pens. It just turned out this way. There are some that I don’t like or haven’t tried but I do trust them in my pens, including vintage, since Montblanc intends them for use it their own expensive pens.
Despite the blueish grey of Fuyu-syogun and the blue-black R&K ink I’m not a fan of blue inks. I don’t hate them, but you’ll never see a true-blue in my favorites and rarely in my pens.
What are your favorite inks?