Hello My Dear Fellows,
This is the first Update I can give to you:
(If you know how I could just update the original post please tell me)
So today I went to a local Warehouse that has an Montblanc seller there.
The nice women showed me with no questioning the following pens:
-MB Starwalker as fountainpen
-MB Heritage 1911
I took a closer look on following nibs:
On the 146, which was the first pen I hold in my hands, which is a perfect size and shape by the way, I tested an B and an OBB nib
both really spectacular nibs! No issues, wrote directly after filling the pen with some ink. (I told her to do that because if i just dip a nib, it will write.....most likely)
On the 149 I just had the opportunity to test an B nib.
She tipped the nib like to 1/3 in the ink bottle and the first thing the nib did after touching the paper was nothing.
(btw this was the ONLY 149 they had there so if I would have bought it there, I would have been dissapointet, because I would have had to wait for an fresh new one.
The women was sweating bullets as she saw my face.
The pen is ridicioulusly large, has most likely baby's-bottom syndrome and costs ~200€ more then the 146.
Since I didn't have the chance to write, with an 149, more then 3 strokes before the inkflow interupted I just can give you my opinion about the pen comfort.
The Starwalker fountain pen she gave me was also an B
Not much to say about it, it wrote well, is an cartridge filled pen so its not quite what I want. The nib also doesn't look like anything special.
Dear Montblanc: To just put your Star everywhere, doesn't make a nib look better.
The Heritage was an Medium-nib
It is an heavy pen, but well balanced.
The whole concept with the nib and the piston-filler had a nice touch!
I think as I wrote I felt something "flexish" the tines spread but I didnt want to squeeze 'em beacause its an 830€ pen, i haven't had the money with me to repair it.
The look is simple, but quite flashy.
146: 10/10 just all I need on an fountainpen
149: 6/10 90% brand 10% quality tbh
Heritage: 8/10 too heavy (for my preferences) design not worth the money (for me)
I know don't put design over function, but if I have an gold-nib I want that everybody in the room knows it, if I have an 200-300€ nib which looks like simple polished steel, I feel cheap.
Thanks for your recent attention on this post.
Edited by Vossi, 24 August 2015 - 18:19.