THis is my first post. I was hoping that those in the forum could help me with some information about the Noblesse series. I am particularly interested in the versions that came out about 5-7? yrs ago. There was a red marble/chinese lacquer version with Gold trim. I was smitten. At the time however, I wasn't ready to commit so much money on a pen. Woe is me. I thought it would always be there.... Now I have the means. And now I find its been discontinued. I must resort to finding it on the net or 2nd hand market. Even so, it seems they are either all gone, or people are not willing to part with them. Please forgive my ignorance if my questions are too basic.
1. First off, if possible I would greatly appreciate any more information about this pen. The quality, rarity/desirability and most importantly, how does it write? (fountain pen) How many were made? Is there actually a model number? What was the retail price? (FOr some reason $170 sticks in my head but I may be mistaken) I have a pic from Ebay of the ballpoint version, i hope the attachment comes out. Someone else got it, but I am more interested in the fountain pen version anyway.
2. I may have found one, but it comes in a Med. nib. I think I prefer fine Nibs. Are the Nibs on this version replaceable? Can I do it myself? If not, will montblanc change the nib for a discontinued pen? How much would that cost if I sent it to montblanc?
3. Obviously I love the pen for its aesthetic qualities. If the nib is not able to be changed, should I just go ahead and get the Medium Nib and deal with it? Do people adjust to different Nibs or is it - once a fine nib always a fine nib etc? Or do these pens show up on the secondary market periodically and I should just wait?
4. Is there someplace else that I can go to find this pen?
Thanks in advance for any information and help. I really enjoy this forum and the site in general. SLowly but surely I'm getting drawn in to the world of pens...