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#1 dcpritch

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:24

I just saw these two amazing nib photos by Greg Minuskin (here's the other - both are links to Greg Minuskin's website images), on his site today, and it really made me want to see the variety of Montblanc nibs. Not having the opportunity to see any of the Writers Edition pens, it makes me wonder what the other WE nibs look like, as well as the regular model Montblancs, both modern and vintage.

I took a picture of my 149 BBB nib - its a 1960s 18C nib that was found in the wild (not by me), having been mangled by someone using large grit sandpaper, then sent by Erik Niksch to Greg Minuskin, who did his magic. Erik put the pen into a 1970s 149 body for me and it is one of the best nibs with which I have ever written. I also took a photo of my 146 14K M nib, my very first fountain pen - given to me new in 1991 - and still very much a part of my rotation.

I'd love to see what other Montblanc nibs look like - please add a picture if you have one.

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#2 Soot

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:58

One of the oldies. A somewhat flexy EF nib.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:51

Gosh, Soot, what a fabulous nib (great first photo). I can see it must be an absolute joy to write with, given your excellent hand! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 13:12

I have always wanted to collect MB limited edition and writer's edition nibs ... I just think they would make an amazing display - doubt MB would just sell me the nibs though!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 13:42

Nice topic. Hope to see a lot of pics here.

Just posted this picture a few days ago.

Left: WE 2011 Carlo Collodi
Right: WE 2009 Thomas Mann


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 15:12

Thanks Soot and KJY for those photos. I think the work on these nibs classifies as ART!

From the MB website on the WE nibs: the Carlo Collodi's "hand-crafted nib made of 18 K champagne gold is engraved with a subtle reminder of the story: the cricket – the embodiment of Pinocchio’s conscience."

As to the Thomas Mann, "The delicate engraving of the “Buddenbrooks” house on the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib brings Mann’s birthplace in Lübeck to mind, which is now the home of the Thomas Mann Museum."


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 15:33

Montblanc 146 OB from the 1950s

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 18:07

Some of my favourite shots.

Dumas EF
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Twain M
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Collodi M(before changed to EF)
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A few together (left to right - Proust F, Mann B, Christie B, Verne M, a 80s 146 M) all size 6 nibs.
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P.S. One more - my 139 P nib (F).
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Edited by sunnerd, 01 March 2012 - 06:01.

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#9 KJY

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 18:11

WOW those are nice pictures!
Even better than the of MB's website! :thumbup:

I think I will like this topic very much. Joy to my eyes!
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 19:20

Just to add a photo of my favourite MB fountain pen: a 100 years historical ... :puddle:

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 00:45

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 00:50

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#13 dcpritch

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:43

GREAT PHOTOS!!! This may prove too much to take without giving in to FPAD*, which seems always to be lurking.

sunnerd, would you be so kind as to name the pens and nib sizes on the group photo? And that last one, the 139 P - what a stunner! The patina on your 139 P and on the 1950s 146 OB shown by pmhudepo is one thing that makes me really love vintage MBs.

Rosetta59 - I love the simplicity of the nib on that 100 year pen. and great photos Blade Runner, especially the Dumas - I think the fleur de lis on that pen is especially lovely.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:13

Here are some of mines:

149 F, 1978

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149 BB, 1984

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149s F, 1978 (left) and EF, 1994 (right)

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146P EF, 2011


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146P F, 2004

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114 Mozart M, 2007

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Bohéme Big Size, M

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#15 Wael El-Dasher

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:00

Few pics:

Octavian OB

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Oscar Wilde EF...

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Modern 149 EF and vintage 149 OB with 139 nib.

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100 Year Granite/Sterling 146 OB and vintage 149 OB

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100 Year Granite/Sterling 146 OB

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Andrew Carnegie F

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Hemingway with 1950's EF nib & 1950 149 EF
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Hemingway with 1950's 149 EF nib

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139 B nib, one of my favorite pens.

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Faulkner M nib (sold this pen)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:01

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Nice to start a working day with al those beauties!

Thanks again all of you!
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 14:01

Wonderful pictures! If you don't mind adding a Sailor to the mix, here's a nice range of nib sizes:

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Sailor 1911 fine (21K mono, 2010)
Montblanc 149 fine (18K tritone, late 90s)
Montblanc 149 obb (18K duotone, early 90s)

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:10

wow!
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:27

Some of my favourite shots.

A few together (left to right - Proust F, Mann B, Christie B, Verne M, a 80s 146 M) all size 6 nibs.
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All great shots I have not come close to accomplishing but am enjoying. This one in particular I find very appealing. Nice job! WOW!
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:22

very good pictures, thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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