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#1 MrsHobie

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 19:44

I had the opportunity to buy a brand new  Marlene Dietrich Muse FP, last year.

What does the MB Website says about it ?

  "The profile of the Marlene Dietrich Special Edition, made of black precious resin, is a stylised reflection of Dietrich’s silhouette in her legendary trouser suit, while the clip, embellished with a sapphire, symbolises the distinctive tie worn by the “Blue Angel”. Even the heart-shaped hole cut into the rhodium-coated Au 750 solid gold nib is reminiscent of Dietrich’s famous film character: “von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt” – “in love from head to toe”."

 

(all pictures from my husband)

I don't mention sizes, I'll give them in a few weeks, when I make the 4 muses comparison

 

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The sapphire on the clip. I love the line on the clip, it gives an "art deco" look that I like.
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Side of the clip. We can see just a small part of Dietrich's signature.
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The signature, behind the cap. And you can check the lines of the cap and the body are continuous lines.
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The MB symbol is on top of the cap, embedded in a mother-of-pearl top. The bottom of the pen is also with mother-of-pearl.
The cap and the bottom are not round, they are ovals.

The pen won't roll, whatever position it's in, thanks to this shape, and because  top and bottom makes a 90° angle.
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The nib, with a heart hole ... Size F. Quite stiff, but smooth.

From all 4 muses I have, it's the nib I prefer to use : perfect size, and the pen stands perfectly in my hand, not too heavy, not too light.
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Same feed as the other muses.
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And now, let's try it.

The ink is MB LE twilight blue, because it makes a beautiful link wuth the sapphire on the clip :)

 

Sorry, the text is in French, and it is supposed to be a funny text, always a bit hard to translate. And I took the pictures with my phone, so they are less nice ...

"Marmotte" is some kind of groundhog but a "marmotte" is also some kind of pouch to carry watches, jewellery, glasses ... and of course, Foutain Pens !

The penrolls I sew are some kind of "marmottes". So I wrote a text describing the penrolls, as if it were animals.

 

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One pen roll, two pen rolls, three pen rolls ... So many pen rolls ! Do you want one ?
my tiny shop is open  and you can have a closer look on my website to see my cotton (and sometimes silk) OOAK penrolls.

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#2 zaddick

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 19:51

Thanks for the review. I used to have the silver 1901 version and it was a looker, but kinda heavy to use. A great weapon for the apocalypse though. :)






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