Let me introduce you to my 1970’s Montblanc 149 Walther. When looking for the right 149, I looked long and hard. I knew I didn’t want a modern 149.I wanted one with a headstock that matched and bounced perfectly with the 14k nib.
But they were all taken away from me. The seller, Barry Gabay, let me know that he had a few other things that I might be interested in. As it turned out, he had a 1970s Montblanc 149 and 14k nibs. I bought it, completely unaware that I was buying it from the editor of Pen World magazine! When the pen arrives, I immediately fall in love. When I fall in love with a pen, I usually give it a name. There was no doubt that he would be named “Walter”. I’m an avid Breaking Bad fan, and this gorgeous black 149 reminded me of his Walter White in a Heisenberg pork pie hat.
Of course, my Walter isn’t an evil maker; he’s just an innocent victim of my fountain pen addiction. Like Walter White, my Walter has a few bruises and scars. These at least don’t bother me-in fact, I like Walter’s finish with signs of use. It gives him character. 149 is a large pen with an upper limit of 5.8″ / 147mm and an uncapped limit of 5.2″ / 132mm. The pen is 6.6″ / 168mm. It is perfectly balanced and I love big pens. My 149 comes with plastic piston threads and the piston works flawlessly – as smooth as Heisenberg talking in a tense situation. The cap has a simple clip, a bit brass, but that’s hard living. The lid ring is engraved with Montblanc Taipan No. 149. “Germany” appears in lowercase letters on the band. The most striking feature on MB 149 is the huge nib. replica mont blanc pen This magnificent 14k gold chunk is decorated with a beautiful scroll, the Montblanc logo and 4810 (Mont Blanc’s height in meters) Triple Accent. The nib is medium, juicy, smooth and springy. A solid hard stone feed provides the nib with plenty of Kobe Mikage gray ink. Walter is a delightful writer. He and I have collaborated on some rather dark poetry and prose. I know some people think Montblanc is overrated and bragging. I disagree. Even though the pen is large and noticeable, the simplicity of the black and gold cigar-shaped pen makes it classic and stealthy, like the Black Ray-Bans cover the green eyes. Are. Continue, “I am dangerous.”
The pen comes in a simple, black hinged gift box, not overly big. This is protected in a white cardboard outer box with a sticker confirming the model type, nib grade and the serial number. There is a Service Guide which looks like a mini cheque book, which also contains the Guarantee. Montblanc has been and continues to be the number Montblanc Bonheur Nuit Ballpoint Pen one collected pen on the market, and they take that responsibility seriously. Along with that corporate responsibility also comes a great deal of social responsibility. That tradition continues with their UNICEF Meisterstück pens. Montblanc has been working with UNICEF for 13 years now and this new edition of pens might be their finest work yet. The most traditional of the UNICEF line is the Classique line. It is available in fountain, rollerball, or ballpoint. These pieces feature a unique sapphire top as well as special lettering indicating that this is a special edition. The Doue classique line features a silver cap that has the first six letters of eight major MB-PR-116080languages. This design commemorates Montblanc and UNICEF’s goal of promoting the written word. The most unique looking of all the styles is the Solitare line. This pen (again available in ballpoint, rollerball, or fountain) is bound to be a conversation starter whenever you use it. The characters all have silver lettering over a blue MB-PB-116085background with each language on a different line. There is nothing quite like it, and it’s bound to be even more of a collectible as time goes on.
Three percent of all profits will be donated to UNICEF and Montblanc has committed to donating at least 1.5 million dollars. They will use this money to fund writing programs all over the world, especially in underprivileged countries. We highly encourage you to learn more replica mont blanc starwalker about UNICEF and the incredible work they do around the world. You will find that there isn’t another non-government organization that does what they do.
The pen is made of precious resin. This looks black although when held up to the light, you may see that it is a translucent dark red. The cap unscrews in about one full rotation. The grip section tapers slightly towards the nib and ends in a raised lip of a black material, and not with a metal “rust-ring” of the type that can cast reflections on your paper if writing in sunlight. The pocket clip and three barrel rings are platinum plated. The inscription on the cap ring reads Montblanc Meisterstuck. A nice touch is that there are metal threads on the inside of the barrel.