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Montblanc 146G Silbergrau (Silver Striated)


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#1 Soot

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 13:50

INTRODUCTION:

Montblanc Meisterstück 146G Silbergrau (Silver Striated) -- Silbergrau is the only other [non-black] color besides the Grün (Green Striated) in the earlier Meisterstück series, and 146s are the largest as they come. Sorry! 149 fans.

These colorful 146s aren’t easy to find, so when they show up on the market they are always snatched up very quickly, particularly the Silbergrau. Ironically, for me, it's the Green Striated I don't have. But, I am not complaining, I am very happy with the Silver Striated.


Appearance & Design

I don't think there's much to say on the Meisterstück design, they're iconic as they come; the cigar shape made famous by MB has stood decades without much drastic change in its lines. The earlier Meisterstücks are tad smaller than their modern day counterparts (which I prefer), before everything became super-sized.

  • “146G” and “BB” imprinted on filler knob.
  • Ink level can be viewed through the striated lines.
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Construction & Quality

This 146G is well built, and the quality is high. The silver striation is beautiful, and no shrinkage is felt.

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Weight & Dimensions

This pen has some heft to it, it’s not heavy but it’s not light. I don’t have a right word for it, maybe “substance” will do?


Nib & Performance

This 146G is fitted with a BB nib that is wet and smooth, but not overly wet. It does write way too smooth though [yes, this is a complaint], words tend to glide on paper like a luxury car with a soft suspension riding on smooth pavement. The super smooth writing experience is not my preferred type of category, but hey, who am I to choose?! It's a Silver Striated 146G!

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Filling System & Maintenance

Ink intake with the telescopic mech. is on the high side, comparable to the modern 149s. Piston mechanism can be taken apart for maintenance/replace the cork without much problems. However, DIY not recommended.


Conclusion

Beautiful “color” Montblanc; telescopic piston mechanism; vintage nib; celluloid construction...what else more to say? Find one first!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 13:53

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 13:57

wow - gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Nice handwriting btw.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 14:24

Oooohhhh, la, la!!!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 14:38

:wub: I've got a green one on the way, but I definitely would like to add the silver to my collection! Thanks for all the pictures. :D :puddle:

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 15:19

congrats on a rare pen! :notworthy1:
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 15:26

:notworthy1: :notworthy1:
(I have no words for it, except thanks for sharing)
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 15:41

It is absolutely stunning! :notworthy1: :puddle:

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 15:48

Fantastic! It's beautiful! :notworthy1: :notworthy1: :notworthy1:

thank you for sharing :thumbup:
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 18:51

Like wow!!! Thanks for sharing. If only they would make something like this again.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 19:23

Amazing ! :notworthy1: :notworthy1:
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 19:39

"they don't make em like that anymore"

* tightly gripping my wheeled walker *

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 21:49

Thanks for posting a review of a classic vintage!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 23:50

This is so cooool, but the price....

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 00:03

What a beautiful pen. I bought the Green Striated 146 last year. I used it everyday until I recently took it out of my rotation. I believe that the Silver Striated is one of the best looking pens ever produced. Thanks for posting the pictures Soot. You have great taste in pens! By the way is the pen next to it a 234 1/2 PL?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:15

Very nice :D The swirling on the barrel looks unusual for the model too!
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:08

THANKS so much for a review of such a gorgeous pen! And such nice pictures.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:45

I showed your pictures this evening to my 15 year old son. He wrote down all the information on a pad of paper, looked at me and said, "someday I'm going to own a pen like that." I have to say I'm pretty inspired too - more than him, actually. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:23

Just Perfection!!! :thumbup: :bunny01: :cloud9: :notworthy1: :bunny01:
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:08

Thank you all for the comments!

I had acquired this pen with a bit of luck, as at the time I was not particularly searching for it. It just showed up while I was browsing-- I hesitated for a VERY BRIEF moment and pulled the trigger. All I can say is, no regrets whatsoever.

@markiv -- No, you didn't miss the close-up; I didn't realize that moment until I finished posting. I will post a picture later tonight.

@specialk0449 -- Yes, it's a 234½ PL.
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