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Mont Blanc 146 Vs. Pilot Varsity!

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#1 Fabienne

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 19:17

From the sublime to the ridiculous? Not so fast, my friend. How did they stack up? Watch and see:

 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 21:02

Thanks for the imaginative comparison.

 

What never ceases to amaze me is the fact that the Pilot V-Pen (a.k.a. Varsity) never, ever seems to dry out. Not even if you refill it with ink that would quickly clog other pens. One of these days I'm going to refill one with Indian or acrylic ink to see how well it copes with those (unless someone has already tried that and it didn't work).



#3 GabrielleDuVent

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:36

Thanks for the imaginative comparison.

 

What never ceases to amaze me is the fact that the Pilot V-Pen (a.k.a. Varsity) never, ever seems to dry out. Not even if you refill it with ink that would quickly clog other pens. One of these days I'm going to refill one with Indian or acrylic ink to see how well it copes with those (unless someone has already tried that and it didn't work).

 

I thought that was the ink characteristic! Varsities also don't bleed or feather. I'd love to know why.

 

Now, if they only create "varsity" ink... then I'd buy a batch, chug it into my Platinum, and be the happiest writer in my town.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 20:58

That was quite interesting. Thank you for sharing this comparison.

I used several Varsities while in college. I know have a 146 just like the one reviewed.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:44

Thanks.  That was a fun comparison and I thought you highlighted the merits of both pens really nicely.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:59

From the sublime to the ridiculous? Not so fast, my friend. How did they stack up? Watch and see:

 

Great comparison! But just one thing (with all the affection)... MB 146 is not the King of Pens! No, no, no... This is the really King!

 

Thanks!


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 13:51

the varsity was one of the first pens i started with, I never had a problem, with it but I do not  think it can compare to the 146!



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 13:54

Thanks for the imaginative comparison.

 

What never ceases to amaze me is the fact that the Pilot V-Pen (a.k.a. Varsity) never, ever seems to dry out. Not even if you refill it with ink that would quickly clog other pens. One of these days I'm going to refill one with Indian or acrylic ink to see how well it copes with those (unless someone has already tried that and it didn't work).

what! you cant refill the varsity it is a disposible pen



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 14:56

Thanks for the great comparison. That was very interesting to watch.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 15:06

what! you cant refill the varsity it is a disposible pen

 

Sure you can refill it. There are numerous threads on this forum illustrating several different filling methods. This one is my favorite.

 

 

 

Thanks for the comparison. BTW I owe you for a phrase that you used. I have never used the words "road feel" with my pens but it is a very appropriate descriptive phrase.


Edited by bugmd, 08 June 2013 - 15:18.

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#11 Fabienne

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 16:25

Thanks, it was done as a humor piece but I was surprised at how good that Varsity is. I am not giving away the MB, though, but the Varsity was a heap better than some of the pens I have bought and paid a lot more in the purchase. BTW, my husband would not let me borrow his 149 for this, he said it was too silly.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:14

 

Sure you can refill it. There are numerous threads on this forum illustrating several different filling methods. This one is my favorite.

 

 

 

Thanks for the comparison. BTW I owe you for a phrase that you used. I have never used the words "road feel" with my pens but it is a very appropriate descriptive phrase.

 

 

Me too - I have never heard the phrase "road feel" and felt instantly amused and happy to have found a new way to describe what I love about some of my favorite pens, particularly my Sailors. Thanks!


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#13 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 16:53

interesting comparison, thanks for sharing


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 20:10

 

Sure you can refill it. There are numerous threads on this forum illustrating several different filling methods. This one is my favorite. .....

 

 

With a rag and a pair of pliers, you can also twist the nib and feed out, refill with ink, and twist them back in. I do it for students, as young as third grade!


Edited by TSherbs, 09 June 2013 - 20:10.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 21:24

That was an entertaining 11 minutes.

As I selected this topic I was thinking, "Oh, Brother....",  did not expect the humor and strong, creative presentation. 

Brought back memories of long lost student pens, too.

Thank You Fabienne!







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