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Montblanc Dostoevsky - review
Posted 20 June 2009 - 14:26
Had few chances to get it in the past but some other WE I wanted more was always in the way.
Well the time has come and I got it.
I did held it in my hand and knew what to expect.
This is a rather sober pen with its all black body and gold filled trim.
The two things that do make this pen stand out from other MB black pens are the etching on the barrel and the blue round stone at the end of the clip.
Sparkly jewels don't always work on pens but this one just like the Woolf really needs it, and it makes it easier on the eye.
The most interesting part of the pen is the etching on the barrel. Its got
OXOXOXOXOX going up and down and gives the barrel a bit of a rough feel to it.
The two gold filled rings on the cap and the clip ring also cheer up the pen a bit and gives it a respectful yet elegant look to it.
On the top of the clip there is a wave like lines and the XOXO motif is also drawn on all 3 rings on the cap.
A smaller ring is at the bottom of the barrel and the XOXO is also drawn there.
I must admit the design of this pen is much more complex and interesting then I though from a quick look to it.
I must admit I start to like it more and more.
How does the pen write ?
Well all the dome cap slender barrel WE's are good writers and this one is not an exception. It is light weight and well balanced which works great in my hand.
Curvy section that let my fingers rest in it and prevent it from sliding, simple and effective-just the way I like it.
The pen comes with MB classic ink view window, I love this feature. For me its more then the practical side of it, for me its a classic part of many MB pens. MB is not the only one to use this but I expect to have it in their pens if the design allows it.
The nib is to my joy a F nib. And even though it is a bit on the fat side it is still a sweet nib. Very smooth and with good feedback.
The nib has a very interesting pattern etched on it which works with the etches on the rings on the pens.
Of course the pen comes with MB standard piston filler and it does its job as always very well. Its smooth, fun to use and take a nice amount of ink into it.
I got this pen because I need to finish the WE collection and not because I liked it so much. Mind you I do like it and love all the WE's but some I like more then the others but when looking deeper into the pen and its design I must admit I see the pen in a new light.
The Dostoevsky is very very elegant and beautiful but it doesn't do the job for you. You really have to look at all the small details to really appreciate this pen. Only then you can really enjoy it and there really is a lot to enjoy.
As a writer this pen is great !!!
Its light weight, well balanced and has a wonderful nib.
Just like me Tzutzik was a bit cold to the pen but after a second deeper look he fell in love with it too.
Posted 20 June 2009 - 15:42
Posted 20 June 2009 - 17:08
The pen comes with MB classic ink view window, I love this feature. For me its more then the practical side of it, for me its a classic part of many MB pens....Of course the pen comes with MB standard piston filler and it does its job as always very well. Its smooth, fun to use and take a nice amount of ink into it......The Dostoevsky is very very elegant and beautiful but it doesn't do the job for you. You really have to look at all the small details to really appreciate this pen. Only then you can really enjoy it and there really is a lot to enjoy.
The quotes I have selected from your review really sum up this WE for me. It is not flashy like many other WEs, but it has an understated classic elegance that reminds me of MB's vintage pens. The engraved chasing on the barrel is also very appealing.
Posted 20 June 2009 - 17:42
Posted 20 June 2009 - 18:17
It's not strange that many WE's are black, the way the writers describe the dark world.
The gold of the sun suits the black, however.
Posted 20 June 2009 - 20:44
(Sadly, with interests rates in the cellar, it would be a very, very long time before I would be considering such a thing.)
Edited by WendyNC, 20 June 2009 - 20:44.
Posted 20 June 2009 - 22:55
Montblanc 145, F nib
Faber Castell E-Motion in Pearwood, F nib
Montblanc 149, F nib
Visconti Divina Proporzione 1618, S nib
Montblanc Cool Blue Starwalker, EF nib
Montblanc Solitaire Silver Barley BP
Montblanc Rouge et Noir Coral, M nib
Posted 22 June 2009 - 13:20
Yes Tzuztik is very generous
My pleasure buddy
Posted 03 July 2009 - 01:49
Posted 03 July 2009 - 18:12
to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers,
and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Revelation 22:14-15
Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:14
Posted 20 June 2011 - 00:38