Thursday, September 3, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 69

...and now, a classic fountain pen that needs no introduction...

Armando: "I gifted myself for my birthday in early August with a Montblanc Meisterstuck No. 146. The pen was manufactured circa 1980s, for the French market. Details as follows:

Montblanc Meisterstuck No. 146

(all photos courtesy of Armando ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Armando:"These are what struck me when I first saw, held, and used the pen. The pen is conservative in its looks, as every Montblanc pen is. However, there is a special feel when I held it, and it probably was due to the perception that I've had with a Montblanc pen, and the result of the ads that I've seen in print, and other media. It certainly grabbed and held my attention."

"Writing with the pen felt like butter gliding on glass. Buttery smooth. This Montblanc model was produced for the French market, hence the 18ct gold monotone nib. This is the smoothest pen to write with in my collection. Proportion and balance are good when not posted. When posted, becomes a bit back heavy. Tactile pleasure OK and comfortable, and sits in the hand well when unposted. This Meisterstuck pen lives up to its name of Masterpiece. Pen is not flashy, and very conservative."

"This is how I scored it, with 10 being the highest:"

Smoothness : 10
Proportion and Balance: 10
Tactile pleasure : 10
Comfortable: 9
How does it feel:
Posted: 6
Unposted: 10
State of the art writing: 10
Sits in the hand: 9
Average: 9.25

Happy belated birthday, Armando, and many thanks for sharing your wonderful new acquisition with all of us!

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