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Montblanc Classique MB 144


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#1 hcsk8ter

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 22:49

So for all those in the Montblanc forum who requested this review, as well as any other that were curious, here is the handwritten review of the ever popular Montblanc 144.

Please enjoy and I look forward to your comments.

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#2 MCosta77777

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 22:57

I agree. Its quite understated compared to the 146 and 149.
I've got the full line - Fountain pen, roller, ball point and pencil.
They are great everday pens.
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#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:41

It is a nice appealing pen but a little bit too thin for my hand. Thanks for the review
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#4 jips123

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 13:09

It's a good pen, it was my very first "serious" fountain pen in 1991.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 00:46

do you feel it is too small in the hand?


That's exactly why I got rid of mine. I guess my M1000 has spoiled me :glare:

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 13:48

do you feel it is too small in the hand?


I, too, found it to be too thin. I find the 146 to be perfect. HP
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:49

So for all those in the Montblanc forum who requested this review, as well as any other that were curious, here is the handwritten review of the ever popular Montblanc 144.

Please enjoy and I look forward to your comments.

Thanks!

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Where can you get one for $150? I see them going for 379-450!
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#8 Thornton

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:13

I have one in black and one in burgundy and love both. I enjoy thin pens so the Classiques are perfect for me. As far as prices go, I think I paid $225.00 for the black one which was used and $250.00 for the burgundy which was NOS. For me, they were well worth the price.
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#9 krokens

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 21:38

I have this pen since 1990 and I love it. I had a medium-large hand size, but I never feel uncomfortable with this pen. I have bigger pens compared to this one, but the 144 is one of my favourites.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:11

nice concise review, I would love to have one in burgundy....
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#11 Old Salt

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:12

Good review of a really great, workhorse of a pen.
I have two full sets in burgundy without pencil, and a full set with pencil in black. I admit to being a fountain pen nut. I fall in love with a pen partly because of looks but most importantly how it fits in my hand. I use my pens. Change inks and pens all the time. The first time i picked up one of the 144 classique fountain pens it just felt like it belonged there. Its a lightweight but rugged pen that lays down enough ink to be as expressive as you want.

#12 Regulateur

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:28

Great pen, got mine in 1995. Still writes beautifully but it is due for an serious maintenance (cracked cap, golden ring around the section is faded)


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#13 pajaro

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:54

I bought my first one, a bordeaux medium in 1983, and have the red ones in fine, medium, broad and stub, and a black fine.  I have red and black ballpoints.

 

Some red ones, on the left:

 

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These are the perfect size for me, the larger 146 and 149 fatiguing my hand.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 00:01

I have a black/gold 144 with a BB nib, and a sterling silver 144 with an OBB nib. Love them both :)

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 14:39

The 144 is a great pen! I have one from the 1980's with a single tone 14K finer side of medium nib. The clip ring is marked W. Germany. It is my current daily writer, presently loaded with Montblanc "Red Chalk" (i.e. Leonardo Da Vinci) ink.

#16 Tom Kellie

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 17:28

I have a black/gold 144 with a BB nib, and a sterling silver 144 with an OBB nib. Love them both :)

 

 

~ da vinci:

 

I'm delighted to read this!

 

I've been thinking about a 144 with either BB or OBB, but never heard of anyone else using that configuration.

 

Your positive comment is encouraging.

 

Thank you.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 18:00

~ da vinci:
 

I'm delighted to read this!

 

I've been thinking about a 144 with either BB or OBB, but never heard of anyone else using that configuration.

 

Your positive comment is encouraging.

 

Thank you.

 

Tom K.

Tom,

Given your selfless contributions, I was motivated to revisit my 144/145/Classique collection and thereby reminded myself of a little topic I started sometime ago. Link:

http://www.fountainp...que-sized-pens/

I still really like these pens, but haven't added many to the collection for some time.

It did remind me that I have a few nib sizes though. I forgot that I had a 90 year solitaire with a BB. Must ink that soon. There is a writing sample of that pen on page 1 of the linked thread.

In the meantime, a picture of the different nib sizes left to right 144 OBB, 144 B, 90 year BB and a 149 BB for scale! The later 90 year BB feels a lot wider than the much earlier 144 BB but I know you like broad!

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#18 Tom Kellie

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 19:04

~ da vinci:

 

Wow! Wow! Wow!

 

I wish that Ghost Plane could see this.

 

Thank you so much for the very helpful link.

 

The comparative image above is exactly what I've needed.

 

You've set me to thinking, thanks to this very clear information.

 

The more that I look at it, the more I love the photo!

 

With Appreciation,

 

Tom K.



#19 da vinci

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 20:29

~ da vinci:
 

Wow! Wow! Wow!

 

I wish that Ghost Plane could see this.

 

Thank you so much for the very helpful link.

 

The comparative image above is exactly what I've needed.

 

You've set me to thinking, thanks to this very clear information.

 

The more that I look at it, the more I love the photo!

 

With Appreciation,

 

Tom K.


Welcome Tom. I have actually rekindled my interest in these pens thanks to you and the OP :thumbup:

#20 LetterRevivalist

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 14:21

Thank you Tom K and da vinci

 

My first Montblanc was a 144 I bought at the Navy Exchange in San Diego in 1992.

 

Didn't know much about fountain pens back then, certainly nothing about different nib sizes.

 

I was so glad to finally get my grail pen that I bought what the NEX had, and never thought about the nib size. I think it was a fine or a medium. 

 

Wish I hadn't sold it after buying my 149 eight years ago. C'est la vie.


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