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#1 Raif79

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 00:39

I now have one of my 3 grail pens! I opened up the package today and got it out. Inside was a 236 in incredible condition. Unlike so many times when Ive imagined a pen and then been slightly underwhelmed, the 236 is everything I had imagined it would be. There is heft to this pen. It is everything I ever wanted in my 234 1/2s but bigger. It has a gold number 6 nib that I rarely see (with 14 Karat as the top banner instead of Montblanc, and the 6 in the snow cap underneath). Pictures will be forthcoming. The blind cap is marked fine and the nib is most certainly a fine too. Im drooling and hope you all will be too after I post pics. Happy day!

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 00:48

Thats great, enjoy your pen. You have excellent taste!

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:07

Sounds like a fine pen, looking forward to pics.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:07

Also looking forward to seeing the photos

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:50

Also looking forward to seeing the photos

 

 

+1 !  :)



#6 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:19

I have a 234 1/2, so it's nice to know they made that in medium-large 'also'.

I really like my semi-flex 234 1/2 KOB.....sigh....and now find out it's got a bigger brother.

Semi-flex or maxi-semi-flex nib?


www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


#7 Raif79

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:32

I have a 234 1/2, so it's nice to know they made that in medium-large 'also'.
I really like my semi-flex 234 1/2 KOB.....sigh....and now find out it's got a bigger brother.
Semi-flex or maxi-semi-flex nib?


Thats exactly how I felt when I first learned about the 236. I love my 234 1/2s but always wished there was a bigger version. Well there was! Theres so little info posted about the 236 compared to most others. I think youll love it once I get to work and get pics uploaded.

#8 Raif79

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 15:46

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#9 hari317

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 15:52

Lovely pen. Congratulations!
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#10 CS388

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 16:04

Excellent! Congratulations.

 

I'd classify this as a rare pen, it must have taken some finding!

 

Enjoy.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 17:17

It certainly looks good, and a nice size too.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 17:23

Love it! Congrats!


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 19:25

fantastic pen. love the shape too. One of the best Montblanc designs in my opinion with the meisterstuck series



#14 MalcolmH

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 21:07

Great pen. Congratulations.



#15 Uncial

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 23:36

Nice pen. Does it also have a bouncy nib?

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 01:00

Congrats on finding such a nice example of the 236. It took me two years to find mine and I love the nib. Like you I love the 234 1/2. I collect all of the different variations.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 01:02

Nice pen. Does it also have a bouncy nib?

 

It has a little flex but not too much.  It's better than any of the nibs on my modern Montblanc's.  My 234 1/2's nibs have the slight edge on flex.  This nib looks and feels more like an extra-fine.  It took me the better part of a full page in my journal to find the sweet spot.  What more can I say?  This 236 is great.  The weight is fantastic and the amount of ink it holds is enormous.  I was turning the piston knob for what felt like forever.  



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:39

Very Cool. Very cool indeed.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:15

I agree it's a very cool pen. Thanks for sharing it with us.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:57

I bought one in 2007, the owner had bought it in Hannover in 1947 at a Trade Fair, the pen was a complete mess and the only salvagable part was the cap, mine went to Francis who did an astonishingly good job.

 

 

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How many people does it take to comment on a question on FPN? One to give advice and make suggestions. Another one to repeat everything that the first poster has said. Fourteen to share their own experiences of their pens and comment on how the original advice was flawed.
Seven who just want to increase their post count. One to say that they have no regrets about doing anything and people should follow their example. Another to say that if there is anything wrong with the pen it is just down to using Diamine Shimmer ink. Six to argue over whether its a worth doing anything with it and the OP should just throw it away and buy their Parker 51. Another six to condemn all of the above as being  stupid and anyway they would rather be on FP Geeks. One to say that the pen is cheaper where they live. Five people to post pics of their own pens. One to say that if the OP had Faith then the pen would work - and gets banned very quickly.

Finally, one to close down the thread because it has lost its way.
 







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