Another Montblanc Limited Edition Ink, and yet more money flows out of my pocket. I’ve done pretty well so far on my purchasing hiatus, which to me is even more impressive in light of how much I love this ink and how much I really want to stock up on it so I always have some available.
Montblanc issued JFK Navy Blue to accompany its JFK Limited Edition Fountain Pen, part of the “Great Characters” series. (If the pen strikes your fancy, Mr. Greer over at Pentime/Chatterly Luxuries has the pen listed at a really good price for these Montblanc Special Edition Pens.) The ink is a true “navy blue,” more vibrant than the other ink bearing this description, Noodler’s Navy. If I had to place this ink into a color group, I would call it a blue-black, but it definitely leans more to the blue end of the spectrum. The ink has good shading and, on some papers, I've seen a tiny bit of red sheen (not much, and it doesn’t photograph at all). Otherwise, the flow is excellent, and JFK Navy Blue shares the same properties of other Montblanc inks, including a lack of feathering and bleed-through, good dry time, and functionality on cheap paper.
I ordered this ink from La Couronne du Compte in Tilburg, the Netherlands. As with other Montblanc/Pelikan inks, if you’re in the U.S. the exchange rate may now make it more economical to order from abroad, but unless you can get a promotion or discount on shipping the end result may be the same. Last I checked, the JFK ink was getting harder to find. Stateside, Fahrney’s Pens and Pen Boutique have this ink in stock, and it runs $19.00 per bottle.
I paid for this ink with my own funds, and was not compensated monetarily or otherwise for this review.