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    Re: Are Mont Blanc pens everything people say they are ?

    The best? Probably not. But they're really good. I have one, and my wife has one. We like both of them. I have other pens too, recently a fine offering from Edison Pen Co. I like my Mont Blanc, and would buy another one.

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    Re: Are Mont Blanc pens everything people say they are ?

    Hi,

    Pardon my ignorance, is Meisterstuck 149 a fountain pen.
    I did some google and couldn't find a specific model 149.

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    Re: Are Mont Blanc pens everything people say they are ?

    In the current lineup, the 149 is always a fountain pen, yes. Just search on Montblanc 149.
    And it is also said, "go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say no and yes."
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    Writing is subjective. Paper and writing surface matters.

    Buy a Lamy Safari or something accessible and cheap. Bring it to a MB boutique and compare the two and decide.
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    Re: Are Mont Blanc pens everything people say they are ?

    Mont Blanc has spent Decades creating the marketing image that a Mont Blanc Pen is a sign of Success, But it also happens to be a Damn Fine Pen. The 149 has created an image and Cult following unlike any other fountain pen in existence. To go against every other opinion here I do think Mont Blanc is the top of the luxury pen game, Tho there are other pen companies in this world that have some pens that seem just as good. Pelikan I think is at the top as well, namely the M800 & M1000. Maybe there is something about the pens made in West Germany that I just like.

    Because Mont Blanc is probably the most widely known Luxury pen, they also must be the most talked about and therefore criticized. Don't get me wrong, there are people out there that will say Mont Blanc is the Best simply because they paid $1000 for a pen that the rest of the world knows is $1000, but you and know that is most likely NOT the case, and they are just looking for attention.

    I think you should do your own looking, touching, feeling to see what you think the best pen for you is. through the years of different pen companies I know it doesnt get any better for me than a 146 to write my correspondence and a 149 to sign my name.
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    MontBlanc are overpriced and only medium in quality..and WTF is Precious Resin?
    Plastic!

    I would prefer a Nakaya over a similar priced MB.
    Personally, I use a Lamy2000. Beautiful and not too pricey.
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    Re: Are Mont Blanc pens everything people say they are ?

    They're like Rolex: very good and very collectible. Like Rolex, their name is (nearly) synonymous with a functional luxury object.
    Once you spend over $50, all pen judgments are subjective. I have a 149 and like (not love) it. I owned a new 146 that had issues which MB couldn't remedy so they upgraded me to the 149. It works flawlessly but it's not better than my Danitrio Densho, my Edison Pearl, my customized Pilot Custom 743, ... in my eyes, of course. In fact, I haven't inked it in over 10 years.
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    Re: Are Mont Blanc pens everything people say they are ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoM View Post
    They're like Rolex: very good and very collectible. Like Rolex, their name is (nearly) synonymous with a functional luxury object.
    Once you spend over $50, all pen judgments are subjective. I have a 149 and like (not love) it. I owned a new 146 that had issues which MB couldn't remedy so they upgraded me to the 149. It works flawlessly but it's not better than my Danitrio Densho, my Edison Pearl, my customized Pilot Custom 743, ... in my eyes, of course. In fact, I haven't inked it in over 10 years.
    I don't know of a gold nib you can find for $50. And VERY few production steel nibs work as nicely for me as a better gold nib. Of course, one can argue that's very personal...which is not to say subjective. The factors are objective; the personal aspect is which are important to you.
    And it is also said, "go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say no and yes."
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    Re: Are Mont Blanc pens everything people say they are ?

    The steel vs 14kt vs 18kt vs 21kt vs titanium vs ... battle for supremacy is VERY subjective. Many prefer firm nibs for everyday writing (after their initial explorations) and a properly tuned steel nib can match, and occasionally be preferred to, its "competition". If one is in search of a truly flexy nib, a vintage 14kt is their best option and many of these cost less, often much less, than 1/3 the price of a new 149; they may not be as regal looking but their nibs will dazzle in the right hands. Many of the top nibmeisters favorite pens are Parker '51's, vintage firm-nibbed pens that can be had for ≈$100.

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