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#1 ProfessorB

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 17:45

Hello MB collectors,

I am not very well versed in Monblanc pens. I own a 146 and two 144's, but I have a question about another pen I was about to buy...but it smells funny (not literally. I mean I have an uneducated hunch.) For starters, I have never seen a Starwalker in red, but as I said, I know little about MB's. 
 
Is this a real Montblanc? Is it so obviously Fraudulent that you can tell from these pictures? Would love to hear anything anyone can tell me. 
 
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Posted 10 June 2016 - 17:48

Fake, and badly done! stay away :D

Wrong color, wrong nib, wrong converter, wrong box all is wrong in this fake pen.


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#3 C-town

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 17:49

To my knowledge, I believe it is fake. The body doesn't match any other Starwalker that I know of and the nib doesn't match either.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 17:49

Yes it is so obviously fraudulent that you can tell from those pictures.  Nib shouts "FAKE".  Body color shouts "FAKE". Clip shout "FAKE". Snow shouts "FAKE".  End piece on body shouts "FAKE". Box shouts "FAKE". ...


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#5 ProfessorB

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 17:57

Thought so! Thanks so much, PISCOV, C-TOWN, AND JAR! I Really appreciate your help! God, I love this forum. I knew you folks would know in a second.

-Professor B



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 18:16

Absolutely fake. Montblanc never made a Starwalker this colour, nor one that takes a converter. Nor is that nib or box anything like the Montblanc versions.



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 19:57

:yikes: Blunt Fake!


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:09

Normally a strong telltale sign i have found for starwalkers is to look at the floating star, the fake ones have a "rounded star" kind of design, and the real ones have straight lines at the edge. Kind of hard to explain but a real one should be very well defined.



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 04:35

I believe I saw a flower petal instead of a snowcap!


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 06:49

I believe I saw a flower petal instead of a snowcap!

 

Haha i guess that would make it a fleurblanc instead of a montblanc?



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 07:05

Is that an edelweiss on top? LOL

#12 Rosetta59

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:12

FAKE !!! :yikes:


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 13:01

Absolutely fake



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 15:32

 

Haha i guess that would make it a fleurblanc instead of a montblanc?

 

 

Yeah haha...pretty hilarious though.


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#15 ProfessorB

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 15:39

Hilarious responses! Thanks, all.  Without identifying anyone, I sent along some of the quotes, and the person trying to sell that thing as a Montblanc crawled away with his tail between his legs.



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 16:26

I believe I saw a flower petal instead of a snowcap!

 

You did indeed.  :D



#17 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 16:52

The nib says "iridium point Germany".
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