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Montblanc William Faulkner - review


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#1 goodguy

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:53

Montblanc William Faulkner Writers Edition 16 that I have. So close to finish my collection.



Montblanc sure knows how to make nice metal pen and this one is no exception.



The pen has a combination of metal and resin body.
The Faulkner has a beautiful brown resin. Under the light the resin gets a very beautiful deep quality and it reminds me of the resin on my Visconti Ragtime.



The resin part of the pen is on the top and bottom part of the pen and without taking a rules I would say that it covers roughly half the size of the pen.



The other half is made of white ribbed metal at the centre of the pen giving the pen a very different look compared to other pens.



At the top and bottom there are 2 white rings in a way breaking the brown resin into few parts.



This pen is designed around the classic vintage domed Montblanc pens.
That's my favorite design for the Writers Edition giving these pens a real classy and classic look. This pen is no exception but with a very modern twist to it with the deep brown resin and white metal body.



The pen is medium in weight and is like most other Writers edition bottom heavy due to the brass piston part.



The writing is very natural, the pen sits very comfortably in the hand and is a very pleasant companion for long writing sessions.



The nib is of typical size and is nothing short of beautiful.
Its two tone and I love the bi plane with clouds above it. A true work of modern art.
Please share where is that taken from.



The nib is a medium size. Just my luck as I only like fine nibs but like many other MB medium nibs this is a very smooth nib with nice feedback.
I like this nib and can use it as its not too wide.

Pen has like all other WE's a piston to fill the pen and what can I say about it I didn't say about other WE's already.
Its smooth, cool and holds a lot of ink-wonderful!!!

Summery

I am so close to finish the collection that you could say this is just another WE to the party but I am glad to have this pen for itself.
Its a good writer and a beautiful pen.
Its still easily obtainable in stores and I definitely recommend you to try it.





Tzutzik loved the pen but he loves all the WE's.
I always said he is smarter then the avarage cat.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:05

Nice...one more left!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:15

Very nice pen. Looks polished. Not exactly my style, but I appreciate it's beauty. Enjoy such a wonderful instrument!
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 21:12

WOW I love this pen.

Congratulations on almost being finished--can't wait to see ALL of them together in as review!!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 21:40

Re: the biplane on the nib. I'm not sure exactly why MB went with this, but Faulkner enjoyed flying. He tried to enlist in in the Army Air Corps during WWI to no avail. Undaunted, he assumed a British accent and joined up with the Canadian RAF but the war ended before he could see combat. Airplanes pop up here and there in his novels and short stories. His first published prose was about a young air cadet.

PS: Where are my manners?! Congratulations on almost completing your WS collection. clap1.gif

Edited by bphollin, 22 July 2009 - 21:45.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 21:50

Love the metal work. Reminds me of my Skylines.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 21:56

Beautiful pen! One more to go!

I just noticed that the WE boxes are in the shape of a book - I love that!
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 18:57

QUOTE (bphollin @ Jul 22 2009, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Re: the biplane on the nib. I'm not sure exactly why MB went with this, but Faulkner enjoyed flying. He tried to enlist in in the Army Air Corps during WWI to no avail. Undaunted, he assumed a British accent and joined up with the Canadian RAF but the war ended before he could see combat. Airplanes pop up here and there in his novels and short stories. His first published prose was about a young air cadet.

PS: Where are my manners?! Congratulations on almost completing your WS collection. clap1.gif

Thank you for the historic lesson smile.gif
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 13:37

Need to add I took Faulkner to work with me today and its a true joy to use!!!
Its been a bit neglected by me sitting quirtly in its box but I am sure it will get more use from now on.
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 20:53

I've got the Faulkner too - my only Writer's Edition.

Your photos lack a bit of depth (difficult without equipment) - but something you did great - you made the the pen look good :)

It looks horrible on a lot of photos.. often quite fat.

So well done overall :)

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 21:39

I was thinking Visconti Ragtime as well. Are the metal bands platinized brass or rhodinized sterling?
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:11

Love the pen. May have to give it a serious second look at this one. I am a bit of a purist. I like to use my collection, not just put them in a colection box. My own 2 WE FP are no exception. They really write quite well. Several of my colleagues who have claimed distain for MB pens have been quite surprised to find out when I let them "test drive" them. I love my Agatha Christie.

Congrats. You have the best of both worlds. An excellent pen and a valuable collection.

What do you need to complete the colection?

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 02:17

Are the metal bands platinized brass or rhodinized sterling?


Not sure.

Congrats. You have the best of both worlds. An excellent pen and a valuable collection.

What do you need to complete the colection?


Actually I own it all, I have the entire collection I wanted 18 WE's from 1992-2009.
I dont have the Imperial Dragon but due to its insane going price and the fact its simply an Agatha with a fancy clip I am not going to bother getting it at this time.
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 04:14

I love the nib.

Edited by djrsf42, 20 December 2009 - 04:14.


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:31

nice review on a very nice pen
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:41

Thank you for taking the time to take the pictures and review.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:27

The medium nib on mine is a little too juicy for my taste. Will get nib exchange for a fine. Nice. Well balanced. Subtle. Doesn't attract too much attention. :thumbup:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 00:31

Re: the biplane on the nib. I'm not sure exactly why MB went with this, but Faulkner enjoyed flying. He tried to enlist in in the Army Air Corps during WWI to no avail. Undaunted, he assumed a British accent and joined up with the Canadian RAF but the war ended before he could see combat. Airplanes pop up here and there in his novels and short stories. His first published prose was about a young air cadet.

PS: Where are my manners?! Congratulations on almost completing your WS collection. <img src="http://www.fountainp...IR#>/clap1.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":clap1:" border="0" alt="clap1.gif" />


As to the biplane, Faulkner owned one.
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:49

One of the two Writer's Editions I have (the other being the Schiller), and the pen that taught me to appreciate broad nibs. Great review! :thumbup:

And congratulations on acing the collection! :notworthy1:

Now, if you ever want to loan that Hemingway out... :rolleyes: :P
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