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What Were Your Best Mb Bargains?
Posted 01 October 2010 - 16:42
Posted 01 October 2010 - 18:50
A Jules Verne for free
Mine was a Starwalker, was a gift after my youngest child was born. Actually it was the beggining of the montblanc addiction....
Posted 01 October 2010 - 20:09
Posted 01 October 2010 - 23:14
Posted 01 October 2010 - 23:42
This goes in the same case as my early 1960s 149s with wonderfully flexible OM and BB nibs.
A delightful trio.
Edited by niksch, 01 October 2010 - 23:43.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 23:47
A Jules Verne for free
how did you manage that?
I am willing to learn.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:36
Generation ballpoint for $60 from costco, same pen was selling for upwards of $130
Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:50
Almost forgot about the 149 and 2 146's that I got all 3 for 250. Had to drive for over an hour to get them though.
Edited by Adrian Collins, 02 October 2010 - 01:53.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:26
Edited by SnowLeopard, 02 October 2010 - 02:29.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:36
Make it count!!!
Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:07
Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:31
When you're good at it, it's really miserable.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 22:26
Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:18
Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:45
I bought it because I have a broken section from a 144, nib looking like a BB. Plan to send it to Ft. Worth with the cap and barrel for rejuvenation. MB does excellent work.
"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.
Posted 03 October 2010 - 22:08
I was not after the weird looking MB...though it had a semi-flex nib...I was so noobie, I didn't know where to look to find the model or the nib width.
I was after the 400NN's semi-flex OF nib to put it on my '90's 400 Tortoise. It was in an Pelikan Etui with the matching Bp and MP. I'd thought to sell them to get much of my money back.
I was really complaining about that MB in the lot. It would drive up the price.
I got the two fountain pens, the BP and MP + etui, for € 170.
I never sold the BP and MP. The 400NN was from 1956 and was friction feed, so much for Plan A.
It is my 5th/6th best nib and pen.
My best pen by a hair was that odd looking MB.
A MB 234 1/2 Deluxe (Made only 52-55 and by the feed closer to 55 than 52) semi-flex KOB. It was a return to the roots, of the 136-9 model's. Meisterwerk clip and a bigger single cap band than the normal 234 1/2.
I've developed a liking for the form of the pen...yep, I'm a reactionary...I like the form more than the 146-9.
My best 'perfect' balanced; pens with great nibs are; (right now, I have have a lot of pens, needing new corks) the MB 234 1/2, the Geha 725 Goldschwing, (Gold Wing) and the P-75 Cisel, which is by far the best balanced metal pen that I have.
My Best Nibs are my MB KOB, Pelikan 140 OB, Geha 725 B....
Not bad for an Ugly old MB that I didn't want....Actually it was not ugly at all, it was the old fashioned true MB classic styling, not this new fangled "New Balance" 146-9.
This is the regular 234 1/2.
Wisdom of the Founders, and their check and balances system is more a wonder than I thought.
Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.