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Montblanc Writer's Edition Mark Twain


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#1 troglokev

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 22:51

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 23:03

I vote we sent the cat as a diversionary tactic so I can nab the B nib :bunny01:

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 23:21

Really nice pen and review. The MB broads are my faves, not too wide and have a stubbish flair. Congrats!

#4 troglokev

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 23:24

I vote we sent the cat as a diversionary tactic so I can nab the B nib :bunny01:

Uh oh... better double the guard... and there's Soki and Chris to look out for as well...

Edited by troglokev, 19 June 2011 - 03:06.


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 00:45

Heh, heh, heh... :ph34r: :bunny01: :ninja:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 17:51

thanks for the review and the pics!
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#7 agentdaffy007

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 16:46

troglokev: Could you take a picture of the nib, like a frontal view?

I got my Mark Twain FP back from Germany and i got a BB nib, it is sooooo smooth. Like smooooother than a Cohiba that's been aging more than 5 years...

Very nice handwriting and choice of ink too.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 16:55

I'm one of those who thought this fountain version of this pen was top heavy, so I bought the BP instead. Maybe I will re-consider at some point.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 19:13

At first, i thought the same thing too. But after putting ink in it, it became balanced! :)

#10 troglokev

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 22:06

The balance point is pretty much where the cap ring sits, with the cap posted. That makes it marginal for people with small hands. The pen is easily large enough to use with the cap set aside, which is what I generally do.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 22:17

You got a broad :yikes: Hehehe…. you are on the road to converion :roflmho:

Beautiful review btw :thumbup:

Hugs,
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#12 troglokev

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:11

You got a broad :yikes: Hehehe…. you are on the road to conversion :roflmho:

Beautiful review btw :thumbup:

Hugs,
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It is a very nice nib to write with.

It's horses for courses, really. I'll still be using all those needle nibbed things for writing in Japanese, and I'm not abandoning the flexies any time soon, either. It's nice to have a couple of broads, though (as it were B) ).

I got an italic broad in my Spirit of Life pen, too. An extra fine just didn't seem appropriate in a pen that GP had put so much effort into organising.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 13:00

Admit it. You love the way the Spirit writes. :bunny01:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 13:14

Great review.

As it reminds me somewhat of my Jules Verne, is this heavy LE pen better balanced when posted than the one I own?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 19:58

Fabulous review, Kev.! I like the MB broad -- nice line variation there!

I tried a Sailor broad nib at the recent Flax Pen Fair, and I loved it! But I just don't write that large -- about five times larger than I prefer. Heh. But it was a great nib with fabulous variation. ALAS!

If I could find a nib that writes like that proportionate to my handwriting, I'd be all set. (Meanwhile, I've realized that Nakaya mediun nibs are my favorite. Good to know, as I was thinking about ordering an EF... eventually... one of these days (probably not this year).)

I had a Mark Twain fp (MB), and I loved it. At the same time, my Nakaya conversion was beginning. I realized that the Mark Twain was too heavy, once I became accustomed to the lightness of urushi over hard rubber. *Sigh* Gorgeous Mark Twain... sold it. Oh well... someone else is enjoying it now.

I enjoyed the humor in your review. Well done!

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#16 troglokev

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 21:48

Admit it. You love the way the Spirit writes. :bunny01:


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#17 troglokev

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 21:57

I enjoyed the humor in your review. Well done!

Hee hee! I wonder if the Chicago School get the joke?

#18 troglokev

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 22:28

troglokev: Could you take a picture of the nib, like a frontal view?

You mean like this?
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... or like this?
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I need to clean the nib a bit, I think.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 00:15

I like the way MB BB dries on metal, for some reason.
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 17:12

Lovely review and an even lovelier handwriting that you have. :thumbup:
Btw, the up close nib pics are making me drool :puddle:






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