Monday, February 25, 2013

INK REVIEW: Montblanc Albert Einstein

Seems like gray inks are a love 'em or hate 'em kind of thing. Me? I find that I'm picky about my grays (or greys, if you prefer). I like either true gray - or perhaps a bit blue leaning like J Herbin's Gris Nuage or Pilot Iroshizuku's Fuyu syogun (Old Man Winter).

Before we dive into the review of Montblanc's Albert Einstein ink, you have seen the pen, yes?  It's the cap that does me in, makes me swoon, gives me heart palpitations. Love, love, love.

But it's this part that turns me off . . .

The metal. The sharp drop-off between the barrel and the grip. Bleh.

I had the opportunity to hold one of these at the Montblanc Boutique in San Francisco when they were first available. I just didn't love it. I mean, I'd take one if someone wanted to gift it to me (duh), but I'm not buying one for myself.

Anyway...the ink review..

Clicky here for the biggy big version of the review.

And a closer look . . .

I like it. It's ok. It's not amazingly wonderful. I have a couple of full bottles of it, but I'm not hurrying to fill all of my pens with it. I think Mr. P would like this more than I. It's a little dark with no special characteristics, but it gets the job done. It's a serious gray from a serious pen company - I imagine Montblanc is quite happy with it.

Bottom Line:  It's ok.

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