Working from left to right.
The first pen is a modern OMAS Milord. The modern OMAS Paragon is even larger, but I find the smooth, highly polished all metal section is not as controllable as the resin section of the Milord. The section has a slight taper and I find it very easy to control the angle of the nib at the paper.
Next is the old style large OMAS 360. There is also a Magnum version that is even bigger but seldom seen. The unique triangular gently tapered section and slight rotation of the nib works well for many in control of nib position and I find it works very well under marathon writing sessions.
Pelikans contribution to the wide body pens is the 1000 size. The section is slightly different from the previous two, a very little more curved than the straight line taper seen the the former but the big intricate highly engraved nib can override many shortcomings.
The Old Man of the group is the Sheaffer PFM. It also has the most taper of the group. Since the PFM is long discontinued, it's good to know that the same profile is available in the Legacy and Legacy II models. The PFM is the lightest and most responsive of all of the pens, but the newer Legacy and Legacy II pens will be about the same weight as others in this review.
The large size ST Dupont Montparnasse is the odd man in the group. The section is actually inside the body and you hold the body itself to write. It is a fairly heavy pen being Chinese Lacquer over a brass body.
The last pen is the modern Montblanc 149. When folk think of wide body pens, this is the one that usually comes to mind. It has the shortest of all the sections and also the straightest with the least taper.
Which is my personal favorite?
I'll let you guess.
Edited by jar, 21 February 2010 - 20:21.