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#1 Soulmaker1

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 00:28

Just received my 149 OBBB, oh wow! Posted Image Pics to follow tomorrow in better light. What an incredible nib! Posted Image
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 00:38

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:13

^^^ what she said!!!!! :puddle: :puddle: :puddle: :puddle: :puddle: :puddle:
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:23

waiting for your O3B fotos :notworthy1: :notworthy1:
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 13:35

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 15:42

Very nice, now i am tempted but me and OBB nibs are not getting along so OBBB is probably out of question.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 15:44

Is this a factory nib or a custom?
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 17:12

AC, will this be for a specfic use i.e signing stuff or do you intend to use it as a daily scribe ?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 17:30

Even with that huge nib, your handwriting is perfect. Congrats on a really wonderful pen, Adrian.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 17:35

Is this a factory nib or a custom?


I want to know this as well. I want one! :puddle:
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 18:55


Is this a factory nib or a custom?


I want to know this as well. I want one! :puddle:



This is the factory nib! :thumbup: I sent my pen to MB to swap it out the orginal M nib. I wasn't expecting anything with this much line variation.

Edited by Adrian Collins, 21 December 2011 - 19:00.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 18:59

AC, will this be for a specfic use i.e signing stuff or do you intend to use it as a daily scribe ?



Orginally I bought it for just signing stuff, but I am going to try it as my daily scribe.

Edited by Adrian Collins, 21 December 2011 - 18:59.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 19:00

You won't be sorry. I have 3 of the 146 in this nib [long story] :embarrassed_smile: :embarrassed_smile: and a Boheme fixed nib. The next time I can scrape together the cash, I'll grab a 149.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 19:01

Very nice, now i am tempted but me and OBB nibs are not getting along so OBBB is probably out of question.



I've had OB and OBB in the past but they weren;t as much fun as this one.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 19:06

You won't be sorry. I have 3 of the 146 in this nib [long story] :embarrassed_smile: :embarrassed_smile: and a Boheme fixed nib. The next time I can scrape together the cash, I'll grab a 149.



I am tempted to pickup a 146 in OBBB, but wasn't sure if they make that nib for 146. MB kept referring to the OBBB as the signature nib.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 19:07

My error. The 146s are OBBs. It was my Pels that have the OBBB and they're blobby. :headsmack:

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 19:27

congrats on a nice nib :thumbup:
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 20:40

AC, Is the OBBB the 'signature nib' according to MB or is that something else ?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 23:58

AC, Is the OBBB the 'signature nib' according to MB or is that something else ?




The gal at MB service explained to me that the signature nib is the OBBB and it is only offered on the 149.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:12

When my ship comes in, that one is high on the list.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:27

This raised my interest in OBBB. I am awaiting my 149 with OBB and if I end up enjoying this pen, I think I will seriously consider getting a 149 with OBBB. I already have so many EF, F and M nibbed pens and I have been moving into the B and B+ territory.

Can someone post the side-by-side writing sample for B, OBB, and OBBB?
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:33

I like my oblique nibs to dance.

When my ship "The Flying Dutchman" comes in, I'd look to the '50-65, or 66-75 nibs for OBB.
I have a grand semi-flex KOB from '55. On a 234 1/2 Deluxe.

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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 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.

 

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 21:43

This raised my interest in OBBB. I am awaiting my 149 with OBB and if I end up enjoying this pen, I think I will seriously consider getting a 149 with OBBB. I already have so many EF, F and M nibbed pens and I have been moving into the B and B+ territory.

Can someone post the side-by-side writing sample for B, OBB, and OBBB?



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Here you go. Attached are the writing samples of the Broad Nibbed Montblancs I have (the only kind that I have), for comparison. I had never actually compared my pens before this and thanks to you I got a chance to sample them together. It was fun.

The 144 is the one in my Avatar.

The 149 M writes pretty broad in itself and has a sweet spot, where it is the smoothest.

The 149 B is stubbish.

The 146 BB is only fractionally broader than 149 B and is also stubbish, I am sorry I smudged the cross hatch a bit.

The 146 OBB and 149 OBBB are real fun to write with and I use them in rotation for ordinary work. They are not 'signing pens' for me at least.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 23:14

Just received my 149 OBBB, oh wow! Posted Image Pics to follow tomorrow in better light. What an incredible nib! Posted Image
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That is just amazing; just the type of writing a 149 seems to be meant for! :thumbup: Congrats and write in good health. Are you finding that you have to use a finer, more FP friendly paper like Clairefontaine? I'd really like to know (and not to hijack your thread). :rolleyes:

I find myself now wondering if I'll like one of the Broad nibs on the 149; looks like I have some studying and writing to do.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 23:27

Ahhh.... the MONSTER 149 nibs....

When ever this subject comes up I have to go home, lock my doors, dim the lights a bit. Then get this out of its vault...

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Then later, because I am a glutton for punishment, I get this out also.................

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:54


Just received my 149 OBBB, oh wow! Posted Image Pics to follow tomorrow in better light. What an incredible nib! Posted Image
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That is just amazing; just the type of writing a 149 seems to be meant for! :thumbup: Congrats and write in good health. Are you finding that you have to use a finer, more FP friendly paper like Clairefontaine? I'd really like to know (and not to hijack your thread). :rolleyes:

I find myself now wondering if I'll like one of the Broad nibs on the 149; looks like I have some studying and writing to do.


That writing sample is on Moleskine paper, it writes well on most papers, except for the cheap copy paper where is bleeds a lot.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:55

Ahhh.... the MONSTER 149 nibs....

When ever this subject comes up I have to go home, lock my doors, dim the lights a bit. Then get this out of its vault...

Posted Image

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Then later, because I am a glutton for punishment, I get this out also.................

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:39

Man, you can scrape lead paint with that nib! My OBBB experience was not a good one. I bought a 149 in the early 90's and had the nib swapped to OBBB but it never, ever wrote right. It always skipped, ran dry out of ink, downstrokes were inconsistent...overall a very frustrating pen to usePosted Image. I put it away for almost 15 years. One day I took it in and swapped the nib to a fine. Later on I learned that the problem is the split ebonite feeder was the issue. It couldn't keep up with the ink flow needed. This is after I joined FPN and understood how these things work and learned more about FP in general.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 13:20

Man, you can scrape lead paint with that nib! My OBBB experience was not a good one. I bought a 149 in the early 90's and had the nib swapped to OBBB but it never, ever wrote right. It always skipped, ran dry out of ink, downstrokes were inconsistent...overall a very frustrating pen to usePosted Image. I put it away for almost 15 years. One day I took it in and swapped the nib to a fine. Later on I learned that the problem is the split ebonite feeder was the issue. It couldn't keep up with the ink flow needed. This is after I joined FPN and understood how these things work and learned more about FP in general.
Oh well....education is never free.Posted Image
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I have had similar experiences in the past and regret not being fully aware of the capibilities of a good nib tuner earlier in my collecting life. Having said that just how many pens can you hang onto?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:56


Just received my 149 OBBB, oh wow! Posted Image Pics to follow tomorrow in better light. What an incredible nib! Posted Image


That is just amazing; just the type of writing a 149 seems to be meant for! :thumbup: Congrats and write in good health. Are you finding that you have to use a finer, more FP friendly paper like Clairefontaine? I'd really like to know (and not to hijack your thread). :rolleyes:

I find myself now wondering if I'll like one of the Broad nibs on the 149; looks like I have some studying and writing to do.



Yes I do need finer paper although I do not have clairfontaine here, but rougher / more absorbant paper can cause the pen to run dry at times, whereas on a finer paper it runs like a dream.

Also I have to hold the pen at an angle (on the paper) slighltly lower than the rest to give a smooth trouble free writing so I hold it a bit higher than I would most pens otherwise.
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