Today we are testing out Ancient Song Moon Over a Mountain Pass. I purchased my bottle of ink from Straits Pen. They don't have any available online right now, but I think they will have some Ancient Song inks available at their table at the San Francisco Pen Show in August. Moon Over a Mountain Pass is a really long name so for this review I'm simply going to call it MOAMP.
MOAMP is a vibrant magenta. It's not quite a purple but not quite a pink either.
In large swabs there is some bright gold shimmer and a little bright green sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding.
I used a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with a vintage 400N nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. I didn't have any clogging issues, but like any shimmer ink you need to rotate the pen to keep the shimmer in suspension. The shimmer was a little more understated in writing.
Overall, I love the color of this ink. It's vibrant and happy, but the shimmer is a little less consistent than other Ancient Song shimmer inks I've tried so far.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.