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Mont Blanc Mark Twain (Set) Review


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#1 kaisede

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 19:39

Mont Blanc 2010 Writers Edition Mark Twain (Set) review

Introduction

Mark Twain is properly one of the most beloved writer in American history. When MB decided to produce a WE based on him I know it is only matter of time before I cave in and get one. However I did not anticipate on getting the set because for me getting the set means that in addition of loving design and the author I also have to love the comfort of the pen and pencil for everyday practical use.

Many reviews have been done on the FP so I will concentrate this review on the BP and the Pencil.

Design (Both Pencil and BP) (4/5)

The width of the barrel is the same as the FP this is different from the other two WE (Voltaire and Dumas) sets that I have. The length of the pen and pencil are the same as a capped 146, which is also unusually long. Personally I think MB properly saved some money on manufacturing the BP and pencil because they don’t have to cut the barrel using different machine for its width. But it is good news for people who likes larger barrel and I do find it more easy for everyday usage.

The mechanical system for the pencil is friction fit rather than the usual screw in fit.

Weight and Balance

It is pretty heavy compare to the Le Grand BP and pencil. And the balance is toward the bottom despite its large steamboat chimney on the top end. I find this balance better suited for FP compare to the pencil or BP.

Actual usage

I have been using the pencil continuously for this passed week about 2~4 hrs per day. I find this much more easier to use because of the length and width. So I differently recommend people trying it out if they also like to use larger pens.
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#2 RedSox04

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 17:03

A stunning set. I have my eyes on the ballpoint
To hold a pen is to be at war
-Voltaire

#3 breaker

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 17:44

nice review
thanks!
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#4 Lamb South

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 21:36

Nice review! I bought the Mark Twain BP about three weeks ago. It is now my everyday pen. I have large hands and it fits me better than thinner pens. I also like the balance but it is quite a bit heavier than my Le Grande BP. The appearance of this pen is outstanding and pictures on the Internet just don't do it justice. The Mark Twain BP is the favorite of all my pens.

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