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.”