Montblanc Miles Davis
The newest Montblanc ink is a soft blue that’s as cool as it’s namesake – Miles Davis
Miles Davis Jazz Blue ink is the accompanying color to the new special edition Montblanc Miles Davis pens. This soft blue ink is a special edition so get yours while you can. The ink comes in Montblanc’s beautiful 30ml square bottle, which is adorned with a snowcap. This review was done with a Sailor Pro Gear F, Lamy Studio B, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.
I was initially surprised by how light Miles Davis Jazz Blue ink was. The packaging suggested that it would be a richer blue, but having used the ink for a while now it has grown on me considerably. I think it’s appropriate that this ink is being released around winter time as the color reminds me of the pale blues of winter. In a fine nib, the ink did not shade well and maintained a muted light pastel blue. In a broader nib, the ink shaded to a light sapphire color.
Like other Montblanc inks, Miles Davis was well behaving. The saturation is quite low, but so are feathering and bleedthrough. Dry times were a little higher around 25 seconds, but the shading was good with broader nibs. Miles Davis has very poor water resistance, but that made clean up easy.
While Miles Davis isn’t a stand out ink like some of the other Montblanc special releases have been, it is still a pretty color that writes well. If you like delicate colors or are just feeling a little jazzy, then consider giving Miles Davis a try.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks.
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