Ink Review #325: Montblanc Petit Prince Red Fox


It's new releases week, so let's take a look at Montblanc Petit Prince Red Fox. I wanted to review this ink but couldn't find samples anywhere so I put out a request online and Krys from SquishyInk came to the rescue and sent a sample over for review. You can find this ink for sale at Appelboom.


The color:

Red Fox is a red-orange, a bit on the muted side. It does remind me of the color of a fox, so I think the name is fitting.



In large swabs there is some interesting shading.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was just a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering in every nib size as well as a bit of bleeding, so it's not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Terracotta, Montblanc Red Fox, and Diamine Blood Orange. Click here to see the Montblanc inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point Crimson Sunrise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, this ink reminds me of the color of foxes. I like the shading, and the flow is good. It is on the pricy side, in the US a bottle of Red Fox is the same price as a bottle of Bungubox ink (but the bottle is prettier). A good substitute for this ink would be Robert Oster Terracotta or Robert Oster Tangerine.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by SquishyInk for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.