Oh well. My friend at the pen club gave me a sample of Montblanc’s iron gall blue-black, the one that’s been discontinued. How cruel is that? Hard to photograph something so deep and almost black or grey. I didn’t succeed here but the Instagram was getting some love so there.

It flows much better than my “other” iron gall ink, Rohrer & Klingner Salix, and is a deeper in hue (and personality?). 

It seems that iron gall inks are being discontinued. Why is that? I have a couple more refills before I have to… face reality.