In 2019, the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group collaborated with Diamine to create two inks, Scribble Purple and Monboddo’s Hat. The inks are named after Scribble Monboddo, a purple ink lover who runs the Too Many Purples blog. Monboddo’s Hat is a ink colour inspired by Scribble Monboddo’s purple top hat.
The ink is a saturated dark purple with red undertones with a wet flow. At no surprise to anyone, it has the most sheen on Tomoe River paper. The official description calls it a gold sheen but it looks greenish to me. On Tomoe River paper, there is no feathering and no bleedthrough.
The ink left a ring of colour residue behind so cleaning is more involved than usual.
This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.
Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.
Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.
5 responses to “Diamine Monboddo’s Hat on Tomoegawa Tomoe River”
Bah I was wrong I guessed Colorverse Pillars of Creation! This is a really cool looking sheening purple though, might have to pick some up!
I have this ink and I LOVE it!!!
First, in part of the picture the sheen looks gold , but the other did look green.
Second… I would really like to read the story you show in your picture !
Thanks! The book that I used for writing samples is Ulysses by James Joyce.
Great review, I love the color but am very disappointed at the residual left in the converter because I primarily write with vintage pens using ink sacs. The sheen looks green to me.