The parcel was waiting for me when I came home back from work. The gift box was simply placed inside a plain white bubble envelope, however I feel lucky that it reached here without damage. The box itself is fairly nice for a regular production pen. Made of cardboard, it has a sketch of Mozart on the cover, a special edition soundtrack music CD from the motion picture Amadeus and the regular MB service guide accompany the pen inside.
I was very anxious and inspected the pen breathlessly for any damage. It had arrived in pristine condition, I had somehow got the impression from online photos that the pen had a slip cap, but it has a nice screw cap with classy threads, the pen is designed to be posted and the cap threads onto the rear. The pen is very small unposted but is a perfect fit when posted and yields a perfect forefinger and thumb grip.
I did not have MB cartridges and I bought them the next day from the nearest MB boutique and inked it up. I inserted the cart and held the section with the nib pointing down. I did not have to do any squeezing, the ink raced down the slit and the pen started writing the moment the tip touched the paper. No flushing or flossing was required. The nib is smooth with good feedback and the line width is narrower, more like a western fine, perfect for close writing.
The Rhodium plated 14K nib is comparitively longer as compared to the size of the pen and contributes a lot to a good finger position. The nib-feed unit has the same sleeve with section lip arrangement as in the bigger Meisterstucks, but does not have the corresponding removal slots. The feeder is a heavily finned plastic unit.
The barrel end has the same platinum plated threads as on the section for securely posting the cap.
A shot of the section unscrewed, I think a regular international cart will easily fit, I will check in the next fill.
A closeup of the Pix mark under the clip.
i was surprised to discover that the barrel is made of painted Brass rather than the usual MB resin. The cap however looks like resin.
A group shot of my Meisterstucks: Frm L-R: 149, 146, Celluloid 144 and the Mozart.
Cost: I paid approximately 150USD for this mint example plus a hefty amount for shipping. Not a bad price for this pen.
A nice handy pen, sits nicely in my pocket, posts well and writes extremely well. Don't be put off by its size as I initially was, it is deceptive.
Edited by hari317, 04 August 2009 - 13:26.