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the 1966 149 and the 1977 149, 2 different pens


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#1 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 20:33

Hi

I decided to buy two 149 after my beloved 1979 149 was stolen from me at work. I baught a 1994 149 and 1977 149. The 1994 being too stiff, I had it exchanged by a 1966 149. Both pens are great writers but the 1966 has a more flexible nib. Let's go to the review

Finish:
The 149 is always sober an elegant is the world wide known over size pen. My pens have zero scratches and zero scars, the plating on the clip is in mint condition so anyone who blames Mont Blanc of bad quality gets all wrong.

Weight:
The 149 is not too light and not too heavy, it is an ergonomic pen which never tires the hand. The cigar shape is a favorite among many people

The filling system:
The traditionnal true and tried piston filling system which works flawlessly like a rolex and with a very good ink cpacity reserve nearly 5 days.

Nib:
That is where you can make a difference between a 14 carat 585 nib of the 60's and a 18carat 750 nib of the late 70's. The 14 carat nib is a full flexible nib as flexible as an omas arte and more flexible than a pelikan 1000 nib whereas the 18 carat nib is only semi flex and a little bit more rigid than its 14 carat counterpart.

Conclusion:
Owning a 149 from the 60's and another from the 70's is owning two different pens. The 149 is a legend among pens. I can only recommed it to the persons who want a real writer and a daily user.

Find enclose a sample of how both pens write.



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#2 goodguy

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 21:01

QUOTE(georges zaslavsky @ May 9 2007, 08:33 PM) View Post
Owning a 149 from the 60's and another from the 70's is owning two different pens. The 149 is a legend among pens. I can only recommed it to the persons who want a real writer and a daily user.



Nice review but I disagree with one this.The 149 is a great writer but it is much more than that.Having the MB 149 is to have the one true FP in his collection.So I like looking at my 149 but hardly ever use it.Just knowing I have the best is good enough for me.I dont own it as an everyday writer cause I am afraid to loose/break it.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:08

Pens are meant to be used. I use mine as often as I can. What is the point of owning something if you are afraid to use it?

#4 goodguy

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 00:00

QUOTE(hcsk8ter @ Jan 13 2008, 06:08 AM) View Post
Pens are meant to be used. I use mine as often as I can. What is the point of owning something if you are afraid to use it?

You are absolutly right but more then a user I am a collector.As a collector I enjoy having the pen even more then using it.Yes I know it sounds a little creazy.I do use only FP's but most of my pens are in the pen cabinet and not in use.

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