I don't think so, a tiny converted pen doesn't compare to a piston filler. And compare a 60-early 80's and it will beat the (bleep) of the sailor. Just because one offers speciality nibs doesn't make enough good arguments to say a piston MB filler is a bad pen.
yeah, that's where the Sailor surpasses the Montblanc - in choice of nibs, many of them just delightful to write with (I have a King Eagle that is really unique).
OTOH, I prefer the look of the MB, although the original KOP would give the MB more of a run:
Georges, you really have to start working on that reading comprehension a bit, and stop repeating what you'd like a post to have said rather than what it really did say "
No one here has said anything even vaguely resembling "to say a piston MB filler is a bad pen" Where on Earth did you dig that up?
Let's try this again (or go back to my post and try reading it all over again more carefully, whichever you prefer). I SAID: Sailor KOP offers a better nib choice than MB, but MB looks nicer (to me) than the current KOP, although it would be a closer contest with the original KOP which in fact look quite a bit like a MB in the first place.
I decline to waste any more time debating your statement about filling systems - if filler systems is where it is at for you, good for you. For me, I assess how a pen looks and how well it writes and consider how it fills last or not at all. Different strokes.
Oh, and if you can find anywhere where I, or anyone else stated that the 149 was a 'bad pen' you just get back to us on that, OK? If it is there, I sure missed it.
Edited by wspohn, 01 February 2012 - 22:06.