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Mb 149 18K / Mb 149 18C / Mb 146 14C

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#1 Fab75


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 14:18

Hi Guys,

Following my previous post on a MB 149 with a 18C nib, i finally bought it thanks to your advice. i just got it today and i'm very happy with it.

I have attached a small writing test with a 149 18K M and the new 149 18C B nib + my old 146 with a 14C M nib.
In the comparison to the 18K nib, the 18C is smooth and show some flexibility but less than my 146 as you can see on the pict.
Pleasure is there with the three pens but even with my small hands the 149 suits me better, this is the right size for me, my preference is now going to large pen and i will try again the Delta Roma Imperial soon.

Hope you enjoy.
All best

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#2 jslallar


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:19

Beatiful pen and even more beautiful nibs.
Enjoy your pens
Have a nice day

#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:06

congrats on your vintage 149 :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 20:56

Wonderful! Love the comparison and the pictures! :thumbup:

Edited to say I am surprised how very close the M nib and the B nib are in lettering size! Interesting!

Edited by GardenWeasel, 11 December 2012 - 20:58.

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#5 tandaina



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:05

Yes, very similar in size. The B looks wetter, the ink is much darker in color. But the size really isn't that different. Huh.

Both beautiful pens! If you really don't like that icky old 146 I bet I could find a use for it. You just let me know. ;)

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