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Mb 149 Obb Vs Lamy Safari 1,5


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#1 Fab75

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:23

Hi

it is not my intention to compare these two pens but as i like broad nib i think it may be interesting to see the difference between their respective nib.
I very often had difficulty to decide if it is better to buy a B / BB or BBB nib so when it is not possible to test it i always look at the web and try to find writing test but almost never find an answer. So today i just want to show that writting with an OBB nib is really easy, that it is not too broad at all and that it can be use every day.
The MB OBB nib give almost the same result as a Lamy safari 1,5 in terms of line but this is a totally different in terms of feeling. On one side you have a very nice pen with a terrific looking nib with some flex and on the other side a very simple nib scratchy without any flex.

Lamy is inked with Ambre de Birmanie de J. Herbin and the 149 with Montblanc "Je t'aime"

Hope this will be of interest.

Fabrice

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#2 pmn

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:32

Interesting and beautiful!

#3 brunico

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:25

The Lamy shouldn't be scratchy - the corners should be rounded off. Like any italic nib, it needs a consistent pen hold. That said, the Montblanc nibs I've tried have been highly polished, though a little too slick for my taste.

#4 ravantra

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:21

Nice. I guess I don't need a MB anymore. I will continue to use my Mont Lamy. Posted Image
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#5 celinemanau

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 17:35

What inks are these? They look really nice

#6 Fab75

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 17:49

Hi,
The pink red is Montblanc "Je t'aime" and the other one is Jean Herbin "Ambre de Birmanie".
Cheers
Fab






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