I have used green ink sparsely the last few months. My use of different inks seems to be periodic – one blue period, a green, a red, a purple… But, my italics have begun to change that a bit, since they bring out the colour in the inks better than any other kind of nib, most inks – even inks that I initially discarded – are beautified when used in these rather broad italics. I recently began to use my Montblanc Racing Green after a long period of no use and I warmly recommend it in a broad nib to see the beauty in it; the shading from pale olive to dark green-black. All these four inks shades well. The Caran d’Ache Amazon feathers badly on some papers, but is a stunning, grass green that almost stands out from the paper. I like it, but have had some difficulties to find use for it. The Emerald belongs to my favourites. Slightly muted moss green with a streek of yellow. A very friendly and peaceful colour that goes well in this broad italic. The Woodland Green is rather similar to Pelikan Green and I am not fond of it (that is why I don’t have the green Pelikan for comparison any longer) – I don’t like the blueness in it. I like greenish blues, but am not that fond of blueish greens – if that makes any sense. It is a pity that MB Racing green isn’t manufactured any more. Click on photos to see them in a bigger size.
Pens used: Aurora Talentum (italic), Conway Stewart Dandy (medium italic), Delta Profili (medium) and Stipula Ventidue (1.1 mm italic)
Inks tried: Caran d’Ache Amazon, Diamine Emerald, Diamine Woodland, Montblanc British Racing Green.