I, personally, was only providing the honest observation that the average person in the United State (that is someone who doesn't ever visit this forum, which is 99.99% of the people) only recognizes Montblanc as a prestigious pen brand.
Or as THE fountain pen brand. Acquaintances and co-workers, upon seeing me writing with (usually a Nakaya) fountain pen, invariably asked, "Oo! Is that a Montblanc?" They don't know! Civilians just don't know. Or care.