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Mont Blanc Nicolai I 146 (Malachite )


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#1 kaisede

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:33

Mont Blanc Nicolai I 146 (Malachite )

Hi all,

When I picked this pen up a little more then a year ago I had no idea that this pen was discontinued. All I remember was “Oooo… nice pen… got to have one”. It was only after I got this pen did I find out more about it.


Nib:

Standard 2 tone 18k gold nib. Originally this pen came with a B nib but I had Mont Blanc service center to swap it to a fine nib. The nib is very smooth, comparable to my Sailor 1911 nib, but not as stiff as the Sailor nib.

Body:

The cap was made from Malachite powder then lacquer into the cap and the body is platinum plated.


Conclusion:
MSRP: $1200
This pen is heavier than my Carbon Steel pen but it is very well balance. The platinum body is shinning and it appears to be less prone to micro scratches.
This pen looks much better in person especially compare to other steel models because of the platinum shine. Is it worth it? Yes, I wish Mont Blanc had made more of these semi-precious gem stone pen it is both nice to use and nice to look at.
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#2 fabrimedeiros

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:49

Nice review! Great pics! I love all 146 finishes and Nicolai I is an awesome one!

Thanks,
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#3 Ed Ronax

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:42

Nice review of this stunning pen, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


#4 breaker

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 22:39

cool pen
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#5 Classics

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:19

Great review!

I love the Green! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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#6 Blade Runner

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:25

Sorry I missed this. Belated congratulations on a beauty!! Was there a gold version? Did you also get the Ramses?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:30

I also own this pen and love it, the look in person and feel of it is incredible,platinum has a feel to it that is hard to discribe and the malachite cap has depth to it.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 18:52

What nib do you have?



#9 Montblanc owner and lover

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 23:32

he told it...it was a B that he asked to swap for a fine so i suppose it's a F


A people can be great withouth a great pen but a people who love great pens is surely a great people too... Pens owned actually: MB 146 EF;Pelikan M200 SE Clear Demonstrator 2012 B;Parker 17 EF;Parker 51 EF;Waterman Expert II M,Waterman Hemisphere M;Waterman Carene F and Stub;Pilot Justus 95 F. Nearly owned: MB 149 B(Circa 2002);Conway Stewart Belliver LE bracket Brown IB.

#10 amk

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 14:22

That malachite would look darn good on a custom Pelikan binde :-)


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#11 orfew

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 15:06

Wow, thanks for the review. I have been thinking about purchasing one of these and now I want one more than ever. The only thing that kept me from the Rameses is the gold colour. I am not a big fan of it but I love the lapis cap. I like the silvery finish best and this Nikolai fits in very well with what I like.

 

Thanks again and I hope it brings you many years of pleasure.


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#12 kaisede

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 20:59

What nib do you have?

It used to have an B

 

That malachite would look darn good on a custom Pelikan binde :-)

 

Hum.... never really thought about it. I have few Pelikan's (M1005, M800 Tortoise and M600) and I love them dearly. However, to me I view Pelikan as working pen not as much as Jewelry pen like this one. 

 

 

Wow, thanks for the review. I have been thinking about purchasing one of these and now I want one more than ever. The only thing that kept me from the Rameses is the gold colour. I am not a big fan of it but I love the lapis cap. I like the silvery finish best and this Nikolai fits in very well with what I like.

 

Thanks again and I hope it brings you many years of pleasure.

 

Thank you so much for your kind words. I also brought an 144 version as an gift to someone. 



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:28

What nib do you have?

Hi,Mine is a meduim.



#14 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:35

I remember that before I went into pen collecting I always stared at this pen


Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

#15 WOBentley

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:14

I own this pen in the Vermeil version (in my signature). I have a M nib. A wonderful and beautiful pen. Congratulations on your pen! (From many years ago as this is a very old post!)


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#16 kaisede

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 20:43

I own this pen in the Vermeil version (in my signature). I have a M nib. A wonderful and beautiful pen. Congratulations on your pen! (From many years ago as this is a very old post!)

Thank you !! I still have this pen in my collection. 



#17 Tom Kellie

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:25

~ Recently a friend asked if there were images of the Montblanc Czar Nikolai I platinum 146 pen.

 

That's a model I'd never thought about, but committed myself to look in FPN.

 

It's a welcome discovery that this thread has exactly the images my friend wants.

 

Once again, FPN provides useful information in visual form.

 

Tom K.








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