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Montblanc 32 Oblique Double Broad Review
Posted 27 May 2009 - 15:13
I was skulking around the review section and noticed that there were no reviews for this particular pen, so I thought that having the afternoon free I may as well produce one.
This pen was an eBay job, £55 shipped if memory serves.
Anyway, on to the review...
WOW. Just wow.
9/10- The contrasting black body and gold highlights are a favourite motif of mine and as such, I find this pens looks just tops. However the size of the pen and hence its light weight are just not quite satisfactory for my larger than normal hands.
10/10- for such a strongly shaped nib I would have expected some feedback, instead I get NONE. The nib just glides over the paper leaving a consistant, strong line. Absolutly NO complaints here, just be sure not to use too wet of an ink otherwise feathering becomes an issue.
8/10- It's a piston filler which is just fine by me, except for the fear that if something breaks its likely an expensive trip back to Montblanc- NOT something that I particularly enjoy the idea of! However, it seems to be holding up nicely (I've only filled it twice in all fairness)...
27/30- Pretty damn good! No issues so far, a buttery nib, great stroke width and it's pretty to boot- I highly recommend these for whatever price you can them for!
Apologies for the pic quality, taken by a mobile phone...
Posted 27 May 2009 - 15:59
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 18:02
I just used the number that was embossed onto the gold band around the lid!
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 23:30
It was Caran d'Ache Caribbean Sea- one of my absolute favourites, funnily enough I did intend to post that information on the review- I guess it just slipped my mind
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 13:40
Thanks for bringing it up!
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 00:29
So happy to see that you did this review. I bought this pen last week with the same nib as you have. It's my first MB. I'm very curious about this pen and I'm looking forward to write with it. I'm gonna use it with the "Van Gogh Starry Night" ink from FPN.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 15:29
~ This review of a Montblanc 32 OBB is helpful.
Had I read it in past years, I'd likely have discovered the writing pleasure of Montblanc 32s.
As the author here notes, they are superb writers.