Time to review the 146 and a vintage model. This 146 belonged to the father of my uncle who baught it new in 1965 and who used till 1989 before giving it to my uncle who gave it to me as a christmas gift in 2006. I always wanted a 146 so it was a very good gift since it was a family pen and pen with history. My uncle never had probs with this 146. The pen was never serviced nor repaired. I really like the 146 and it is very pleasing pen to write with.
Classical cigar shape as you can expect from a Meisterstück but less large than a 149. Finish is very good and the cap despite some minor scratches is in very good condition. The resin used in this 1965 is not going to britle or break like glass. So people thinking that Montblancs break like glass get all wrong again and again.
Approximatively the same size than a Parker Duofold Centennial and a Söveran 800. It is a not too light and not too heavy pen, it is a well balanced pen. It is a very ergonomic pen as well because you are never tired to write with it.
Piston filling system with very smooth action and it works like a Rolex. The pen holds a lot of ink and you are good to wirte the pen for 5-7 days.
The nib I have is the older model the yellow gold 14k nib which provides a truely amazing performance in terms of smoothness and flexibility, it is easily comparable if not better than my Omas or my Vac nib, so it shows you that Montblanc nibs have real qualities.
The 146 is a classic among the classics, immortal design, smooth nib and piston as well as a great ink capacity make of this pen a great choice for the person who can't write with a 149 or who wants something with a strenght of character and sturdy.
Edited by georges zaslavsky, 01 March 2007 - 18:05.