LPC member Kathryn R. from Calgary has provided us with two pages (see the bottom of this post) with some interesting pictures and entertaining comments on a number of black and sorta black inks.
My personal favourite is the Aurora Black which Kathryn seems to like as well. I find her comments on the Private Reserve Ultra Black interesting and quite humorous. I also note that Greg Clark found similar drying issues with this ink as noted in a recent Stylus Magazine article.
The Noodler’s Ellis Island Blue shown in the scan is a very attractive blue-black, at least to me, and she has also scanned Noodler’s Zhivago which is also a very popular black that has dark green undertones.
I must admit, while not an expert on black ink (blue is more my style), I was quite surprised at Kathryn’s positive remarks on Montblanc Black. I have never really heard anyone speak about this ink, let alone make positive comments. Perhaps I associate with people in “lighter” circles?