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Montblanc 742


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#1 ballboy

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 16:39

This pen has been in my collection since this summer. I thought I would get to know it before posting a short review. It's not my usual type of pen: Vintage and Montblanc. I simply haven't found the modern pens in this maker's collection as enticing as general consensus finds them. However, when this off the beaten path find came along, something in me had to find out about it...
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So far, I've not regretted this purchase, despite it being the most expensive and oldest pen I've ever bought. I expect its charisma and general writing appeal to last for quite some time still.
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#2 gary

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 13:45

There is something very classy about this slim pen with the narrow stripes down the sides.
It's a bit of a shock to see the broad OBB line from a diminutive pen, but utterly appropriate with the brown ink.
Your choice is proof of the often heard advice here on FPN that a few nicer pens is better than many beaters.
Thanks for sharing,
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#3 Brian

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 18:16

Nice review. I am thinking that maybe the reason why there are so few comments here is because the 742/744s are not that easy to come by, especially the ones that are all metal. IMHO the few that are out there are mostly owned by rather rabid fans who want to keep this great pen their little secret.

#4 freewheelingvagabond

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 18:34

very nice pen and a very nice review!
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