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Is This A Fine Or Medium Nib?

monblanc 149 fine medium

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#1 WCable1

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 17:32

Hi, I'm looking for a 149 on eBay, ideally with a medium nib or higher. I've heard elsewhere that as they're handground montblanc nibs can vary in size. Here are some photos of one where I'm not sure of it's size. I'd really appreciate people's opinions:

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#2 Richard F

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 18:05

Looks like a F or EF to me.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 18:06

Ask the seller to fill in and scan one of these for you:

 

http://www.fountainp...-checking-form/

 

If he doesn't bother you don't need to bother.



#4 WCable1

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 18:20

Thank you, nuch appreciated



#5 WCable1

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 22:49

Hi me again. The seller claims that it is a medium, but I'm not sure. What are people's thoughts?

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#6 Boochie

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 23:15

I depends on what kind of paper he is writing on and how much pressure was put on the nib to make those lines. 

 

That nib looks alot like the one on my 146 and makes a similar line.  I would classify the nib on my 146 as a fine nib.  So, my vote is that it is a fine.



#7 UltimatePenPolish

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 23:21

If he is writing on run of the mill copy/printer paper-- which is what I assume he is doing, then that is a F.


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#8 GTOZack

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 23:33

my 149 is marked medium via its west germany M sticker

 

but it writes close to xf-F   so its depends on paper  


'The Yo-Yo maneuver is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.

So we left it at that. He showed us the maneuver after a sort.  B*****d stole my kill.'

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 00:17

Because these nibs are hand tuned, there is a lot of variance.  My nib on my 149 is supposed to be a fine but it writes like a Visconti medium...Montblanc's Fine nibs are generally around the 0.45 mm width give or take a few millimeters.

 

Regardless of it's supposed to be a medium or fine, if the line that the pen puts down is to your liking, then get it.  From your picture, that looks like a medium line that my Pelikan or Visconti's make, but for MB that could be considered a fine.


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#10 UltimatePenPolish

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:37

Montblanc's Fine nibs are generally around the 0.45 mm width give or take a few millimeters.

 

Hahahaha. That is so true... :angry:


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#11 _Stormin_

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:32

Montblanc's Fine nibs are generally around the 0.45 mm width give or take a few millimeters.

I'll admit... I LOL'd quite a bit.



#12 GTOZack

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:43

lol i can imagine the MB associate at the counter going 'yes, It's precisely 0.38mm width or give or take a millimeters.


'The Yo-Yo maneuver is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.

So we left it at that. He showed us the maneuver after a sort.  B*****d stole my kill.'

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#13 UltimatePenPolish

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:58

^ No no no! They do the canned "well, you know, every MB nib is HAND GROUND by a PERSON! And the pens are made of PRECIOUS RESIN!"


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#14 Vlad Soare

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:05

This looks like an EF to me.



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:09

I don't think it's EF because the 149 EF nib has a longer point.

 

For me it will be either F or M



#16 Chrissy

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:10

I think that's on the finer side of a Mb medium nib



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 15:37

It is nice that we have so much agreement = it IS a nib :lol:


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#18 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:59

from the first pic, I would say that the nib was reground but I can be wrong


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