thINKthursday – Montblanc Homer

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Montblanc Homer

The folks at Montblanc are getting their Greek on with this Hellenic hue.

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday – MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

Homer, the poet behind The Iliad and The Odyssey, is the latest author to be memorialized by the yearly Montblanc Writers Edition. The ink is a beautiful blue that is meant to reflect the tranquil blue of the Greek houses and sea. Homer is a limited edition ink and as such, is packaged in Montblanc’s square glass 50ml bottles. The bottle is then packaged in a sturdy cardboard box with a pull-out drawer. This review was done with a Sailor 1911 F, Lamy Studio B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

Homer is a neutral true blue that leans towards the softer pastels. It has moderate shading in both a fine and broad nib, so the appearance is similar no matter your nib size. At its lightest, the ink is a light cerulean blue. From there it shades to a true blue. It does shade into darker azure and navy tones, but it never gets very dark. Homer didn’t display any sheening on Rhodia paper.

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

I don’t like to sound like a broken record, but Montblanc inks behave beautifully. Homer has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It’s a moderately saturated ink with good dry times at 20-30 seconds. I’m going to say that its water resistance is low, but it was possible to make out the writing after the water test.

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

If this ink had a little red sheen, I would be in love; as it is, I’m just smitten. Homer is great every day blue ink. It’s a traditional blue which makes it perfect for work, but it has little subtleties that make you enjoy using it day after day. It certainly won’t be mistaken for a ballpoint.

thINKthursday - MontBlanc Homer

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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