Before going to DC I made an Anderson Pens order for Montblanc ink to be delivered at the show. With this order in hand I think that I have all of the standard line of Montblanc inks that I am interested in owning and now I only have to play Whack-A-Mole with the seemingly unlimited releases of Special Edition inks that they turn out. (According to the Montblanc rep at the show, there will only be 8000 bottles of the new Leo Tolstoy released onto the market, worldwide.)
So here was my haul:
Montblanc Corn Poppy Red
Montblanc Lavender Purple
Montblanc Irish Green
Montblanc Blue Hour (Special Edition)
On Thursday night, Gerald Taylor of MyCoffeePot.org handed out samples of Noodler's Blue Upon the Plains of Abraham. This ink is an exclusive to the Canadian market and has been in short supply since its introduction. I was glad to receive one of the samples and I will review it at some point in the future.
Noodler's Blue Upon The Plains of Abraham
Likewise, on Saturday night, Jeff Bruckwicki of Nock Co. passed out Akkerman ink samples to those of us in the hotel bar. Here are the two that I brought home with me.
P.W. Akkerman #3 Akkerman Blauw
P.W. Akkerman #11 Trêves Turquoise
Finally, Lori Todd of Franklin-Christoph was nice enough to give me samples of their latest four inks that were introduced at the DC show. These inks all have an earthy, organic look to them and broaden the company's offerings from the jewel tones that were introduced earlier this year.