Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 103

From one classy black pen to another -- Lawrence's beautiful new Montblanc 'Heritage Rouge et Noir' black fountain pen!

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

Lawrence : "This pen was unique due to it being one of the smallest with a built-in piston.  Most modern pens in this size are usually of the converter types." 

"The design of this pen is unusual too, apparently it is vintage Montblanc style.  The Montblanc logo is coral / white (instead of black / white), and there is the Montblanc name written on the cap in script form."

"It is sort of like a small version of Montblanc's Agatha Christie writer's edition pen (it reminds me of it), although apparently I've read somewhere that the snake clip design has been around longer and pre-dates the Agatha Christie. The snake design is present also on the nib itself. "

"The medium nib that I initially got had a case of baby's bottom but the fine nib which I eventually got wrote well.  As with most of my black pens, this usually is used with red inks. It is not very finicky and works well with different brands that I use: J. Herbin, Graf von Faber-Castell, and Montblanc.  The nib, because of its smaller size, is also a bit stiffer than the larger MB's that I own.  The nib actually feels like a Faber-Castell / Graf von Faber-Castell nib in terms of stiffness; the R et N actually writes like them too."   


 "The size may be small for some people, but I grew up with my vintage Parkers which are very close to this size.  The cap can be posted, but I don't really do it. Not sure if the finish might scratch.  And instead of precious resin, it is precious lacquer in this case. Not sure if there is a difference (maybe the barrel is metal and coated with lacquer?)"

What a stunning homage to one of Montblanc's very first fountain pen models!
Lawrence - many thanks for sharing your photos and thoughts about it with us :)

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