Today I'd like to review the Montegrappa Privilege Deco, a larger brother and a newer pen that is not part of a Limited Edition. This pen was forced on me by one of our member pushers and I have no intention of mentioning Bryant's name, so don't ask and I won't tell.
The pen came in a simple white outer box with grey script lettering.
Inside was a grey faux leather box with white lettering, and was surprisingly heavy.
Lifting the lid revealed the pen on a off white fabric.
The front edge of the box drops down to reveal a tray where the manual, paperwork and extra cartridges live.
The pen itself is a large but light Sterling Silver with grey marbled end cap, section and cap ring weighing in at only 45.7 grams with a full converter as opposed to my smaller 80th Anniversary that weighs over 47 grams.
Here is the Privilege Deco, a Montblanc 149 and the 80th Anniversary side by side for comparison.
The nib is 18K broad in gold with a platinum overlay and a Greek Key motif.
The engraving on the body and cap is a Guilloché in an alternating wavy and straight pattern.
The pen is classic Montegrappa, a smooth somewhat finer than expected line with great feedback, good balance and I hope will be as reliable as my other Montegrappas.
But I still haven't figured out what makes the box so heavy.