Montblanc Special Ink

here is a summary of Montblanc Special Ink released in recent years,

Year Ident. Nr. Name Color Volume Production Scented Remark Bottle imprint
2005 36032 Je t'aime Ruby Red 30ml France Rose Love Letter
2005 38272 Season's Greetings Chocolate Brown 30ml Germany Cookies & Spice
509 1
2006 101265 Season's Greetings Chocolate Brown 30ml Germany Cinnamon
Jul 11
2007 102042 Sakura Cherry Red 30ml Germany Cherry Blossom Japan 
2007 102092 Season's Greetings Deep Red 30ml Germany Fine Vanilla
AUG 12
2008 103023 Love You Ruby Red 30ml Germany Rose Love Letter 07032 
NOV 12
2008 104152 White Forest Dark Green 30ml Germany Pinewood Season's Greetings 8007 
Aug 13
2009 105799 Mahatma Gandhi Saffron 50ml Germany
Great Characters 0911 
AUG 14
2009 106158 White Forest Dark Green 30ml Austria Pinewood Season's Greetings 9014 
Sep 14
2010 106925 Mahatma Gandhi Saffron 60ml Austria
Great Characters 1020-Mar 15/Made in Austria
2011 106926 Carlo Collodi Brown 35ml Austria
Writer 2011 1117-Jun16
Made in Austria
2011 106927 Ink of Love Red 30ml Austria

1112-Apr16/Made in Austria 
2011 106928 Ink of Joy Orange 30ml Austria

1112-Apr16/Made in Austria 
2011 106929 Ink of Friendship Turquoise 30ml Austria

1112-Apr16/Made in Austria 
2011 107744 Alfred Hitchcock Red 30ml Austria
Great Characters 1127-Sep16
Made in Austria
2012 107743 Jonathan Swift Seaweed Green 35ml Austria
Writer 2012 1204-Aug17 
encre khaki 
Made in Austria
2012 109090 Meisterstück Diamond Blue 30ml Austria

1203-Aug17/Made in Austria 
MST DIAMOND bleue 30ml 
Ident.Nr. 109090
2012 109290 Winter Glow Red 30ml Austria

1206-Sep17/Made in Austria 
Winter Glow rouge 30ml 
Ident.Nr. 109290
2013 107745 Albert Einstein Grey 30ml Austria
Great Characters1207-Sep17/Made in Austria
A. Einstein gris 30ml
Ident.Nr. 107745
2013 109356 Honoré de Balzac Dandy Turquoise 35ml Austria
Writer 20131304-Jun18
encre turquoise
Made in Austria
2013 109357 Leonardo "Red Chalk" Red Brown 30ml Austria
Great Characters1309-Jan19/Made in Austria
LEONARDDO marron-rouge 30ml
2014 111408 Meisterstück 90 Years Permanent Grey 35ml Austria Permanent for Documents1322-Apr19
encre gris
Made in Austria
2014 111410 Daniel Defoe Palmgreen 35ml Austria
Writer 20141412-May19
encre verte
Made in Austria
2014 111409 JFK Navy Blue 30ml Austria
Great Characters1418-Jan20
encre bleue
Made in Austria
2015 111411 Pink Ink Pink 30ml Austria
Promotional Ink1420-Feb20/Made in Austria
30 ml
2015 113116 Meisterstück Blue Hour Twilight Blue 30ml Austria
encre bleue
Made in Austria
2015 112721 Leo Tolstoy Sky Blue 35ml Austria
Writer 20151507-Aug20
encre bleue
Made in Austria
2016 112723 Golden Yellow Yellow 30ml Austria
Promotional Ink1521-Feb21
encre jaune
Made in Austria
encre jaune
Made in Austria
2016 115362 Montblanc for BMW Blue 30ml Austria
encre bleu BMW
Made in Austria
2016 114962 Meisterstück Ultra Black Black 30ml Austria
encre noire
Made in Austria
2016 114959 William Shakespeare Velvet Red 35ml Austria
Writer 20161618-Aug21
encre rouge
Made in Austria
2016 114991 Miles Davis Jazz Blue 30ml Austria
Great Characters1620-N610
encre bleu
Made in Austria
2017 114960 Lucky Orange Orange 30ml Austria
Promotional Ink1624-N612
encre orange
Made in Austria
2017 116223 UNICEF 2017 Turquoise 50ml Austria
encre turquoise
Made in Austria
2017 116249 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Encre de Desert 50ml Austria
Writer 20171706-N705
encre marron
Made in Austria
2017 116250 The Beatles Psychedelic Purple 50ml Austria
Great Characters 20171720-N710
encre violet
Made in Austria
2018 116487 Elixir Colorist Collection, Pourpre Purple 50ml Austria
Elixir Colorist Collection1734-N801
Made in Austria
2018 116543 Elixir Colorist Collection, Violet de Cobalt Purple 50ml Austria
Elixir Colorist Collection1733-N801
Made in Austria
2018 116544 Elixir Colorist Collection, Azure Blue 50ml Austria
Elixir Colorist Collection1732-N801
Made in Austria
2018 118208 Le Petit Prince Fox Red 50ml Austria
Made in Austria
2018 118213 Swan Illusion Plume 50ml Austria
Patron of Art 20181801-N801
Made in Austria
2018 118214 Emerald Green Green 50ml Austria
Promotional Ink1804-N802
Made in Austria
2018 118209 Heritage Spider Metamorphosis Grey 50ml Austria
Made in Austria
2018 118210 Homer Greek Blue 50ml Austria
Writer Edition 20181809-N803
Made in Austria

the packages (up to end of 2016)...

some of them also available as cartridges.
the bottle imprint is a sticker under the bottle, it may contain information about the production and/or expiry date. that may not be same for all bottles.

for color comparison: Montblanc Ink on FPN

update 20110805: added Ink of Love, Joy, and Friendship (2011)
update 20120820: added Montblanc Jonathan Swift Ink (2012)
update 20120831: added Meisterstück Diamond Blue Ink (2012)
update 20121102: added Winter Glow Ink (2012)
update 20130101: added Albert Einstein Ink (2013)
update 20130801: added Honoré de Balzac Ink (2013)
update 20131024: added Leonardo "Red Chalk" Ink (2013)
update 20140401: added Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Ink (2014)
update 20140801: added Daniel Defoe Ink (2014)
update 20141201: added JFK Ink (2014)
update 20150327: added Pink Ink (2015)
update 20150625: added Montblanc Meisterstück Blue Hour Ink (2015)
update 20150724: added Love Letter Inks (2005, 2008)
update 20150725: added Sakura Ink (2007)
update 20150725: added White Forest Inks (2008, 2009)
update 20150725: added Season's Greetings Scented Inks (2005-2009)
update 20150725: added Mahatma Gandhi Inks (2009, 2010)
update 20150801: added Leo Tolstoy Ink (2015)
update 20160130: added Golden Yellow Ink (2016)
update 20160311: added Montblanc for BMW Ink (2016)
update 20160701: added Meisterstück Ultra Black (2016)
update 20161024: added William Shakespeare (2016)
update 20161228: added Miles Davis (2016)
update 20161230: updated Golden Yellow Ink (2016)
update 20170101: added Lucky Orange (2017)
update 20170405: added UNICEF (2017)
update 20170701: added Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (2017)


Montblanc Golden Yellow Ink (2016)

Montblanc Golden Yellow Ink (2016)

Ident. NR: 112723
Volume: 30ml
Production: Austria

there are actually two batches of Montblanc Golden Yellow Ink (2016)

you can tell the difference when they are still in bottle,

different batches may have different expiry date,

hmm.. well the color are almost the same...

Problem with Montblanc Golden Yellow Ink Cartridges on Fountain Pen Network
they actually have different smell ....


Montblanc Mile Davis Ink (2016)

Montblanc Great Characters 2016 Miles Davis Ink,

Ident: 114991
Color: Jazz Blue
Volume: 30ml
Production: Austria


Japanese Competition on Nib Gold Fineness

in the early 1970s, there was a competition on gold fineness for the fountain pen nibs among the three Japanese pen manufacturers, Pilot, Platinum and Sailor. the fountain pen nibs are usually made with 14k (58.5%) or 18k (75.0%) gold mainly for the resistance of corrosion with the ink. they have released higher gold content 21k, 22k and 23k nibs in the early 1970s. nowadays, except the Sailor with 21k gold, the other two companies, Pilot and Platinum, continues to use the 14k and 18k gold nibs.
In 1996, as described in the book Fountain Pens of Japan, Sailor developed a 24k (99.9%) gold nib.

here are a few examples of high gold content pens from these companies, from the left,
Pilot Elite 22k
Platinum 22k and 23k
Sailor 21k, 23k and 24k

scanned paper for the Sailor 24k gold nib pen,

more readings from


Lamy al-star "Thinking Tools" (2016)

Lamy al-star "Thinking Tools" is one of the special editions for its "50 years of Lamy design" exhibition in Frankfurt.

it is an al-star graphite with special engravings with the cap featuring the "50 Years Emblem"

more information at https://www.lamy.com/microsites/50years/downloads/PI_LAMY_AL-star_thinking_tools_GB.pdf


Namiki Chinkin Cat and Royal Rooster (2016)

Namiki Chinkin Cat and Royal Rooster (2016)

two regular editions of Namiki Chinkin are released in Yukari Royale size. Dot carving technique extensively use on the Cat, while linear carving is the major technique on the Royal Rooster.
these two Chinkin is the work of Master Yasuji Sumi.


Montblanc William Shakespeare Ink (2016)

Montblanc William Shakespeare Ink for Writer 2016, 35ml
Velvet Red,
Ident Nr. 104959


montblanc meisterstück ultra black ink (2016)

montblanc meisterstück ultra black ink (2016)

ident Nr. 114962

comparing (from the left) Permanent Black, Ultra Black and Mystery Black,


Pen Shops in Hong Kong 香港的筆店

View Pen Shops in Hong Kong 香港的筆店 in a larger map

Here are the pen shops in Hong Kong selling fountain pens.

Brands like Cartier, Cross, Dunhill, S.T. Dupont, Graf von Faber-Castell, Lamy, Montblanc, Parker, Pilot, Porsche Design, Waterman have their own boutiques/counters, please visit their websites for the locations.

Hop Cheong Pens & Lighters Co.

G/F., 111 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong.
Tel.:(852)-2544-2197, (852)-2543-3689

Google Map

Winner Pens Collection

萬宜大廈商場 110 號

Man Yee Arcade, Shop 110
68 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong.
Tel.: (852)-2710-8802
Fax.: (852)-2781-2608

Google Map

Feng Yuan Company

好時中心 G21B 店
G 21B, Houston Centre, 63 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel.: (852)-2366-1703
Tel.: (852)-2375-8178
Tel.: (852)-2739-1086
Fax.: (852)-2724-3906
Google Map

名筆館 Pens Museum

尖沙咀: 九龍尖沙咀廣東道33號中港城商場UG層98號舖
Tsim Sha Tsui : Shop no 98, UG/F., China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road.,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852)-2151-0818
Google Map

九龍灣: 德褔廣場II期318舖
Kowloon Bay: Shop 318, Telford Plaza Phase II, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852)-2305-1955
Google Map

旺角: 旺角 廣華街1號,潮流地域, G21舖
Shop G21, Young City Zone, 1 Kwong Wa St, Mong KoK, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852)-2618-3853
Google Map

上水: 新界上水, 龍琛路39號, 上水廣場三樓, 307號舖
Shop 307, Level 3, Landmark North, 39 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852)-2659-8372
Google Map

Kwong Lan Pen Company

Shop A6, 285 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852)-2544-2317
Fax.: (852)-2545-0434

Google Map

Chun Kee Stationery Co. Ltd

G/F, 11 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

Tel.: (852)-2739-3960
Fax.: (852)-2368-1482 / (852)-2367-4196

Google Map

Chung Nam Book & Stationery Co. Ltd.

CN Square


530 Nathan Road, Yaumati, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
香港九龍油麻地 彌敦道 530號

Tel.: (852)-2384-2430
Fax.: (852)-2385-1606

Google Map


Lamy Safari Dark Lilac (2016)

Lamy Safari Dark Lilac (2016)

matted finish, black clip, black cross cap top.


Montblanc for BMW Ink (2016)

Montblanc for BMW ink (2016)
Made in Austria
Ident Nr 115362

furthermore, it is also available from the BMW channel,
with some differences in the packaging.

(the left one is the Montblanc version)

there is a spelling mistake on the first line of the China product certificate sticker (BMW version).

product information for Brazil (BMW version),

product information for Mexico, Brazil and United States (BMW version),

for writing samples, please visit the FPN


Lamy al-star charged green (2016)

Lamy al-star "charged green" special edition 2016

comparison with the "bluegreen" and "silver green"


montblanc 149 in platinum plated trim (2015)

for more than 60 years, the ordinary montblanc 149 was only available in black with yellow gold plated furniture. in 2015, red gold plated trim 149 and platinum plated trim 149 were introduced.

montblanc 149 in yellow gold, red gold and platinum plated trim,

very little different for the yellow gold and rose gold trim,

the nibs, the yellow gold one is an older nib.

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