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Is The Starwalker I've Had For Years A Fake?


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#1 mitchellb2005

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 23:58

Hello! I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. 

 

I have had my Black Resin Starwalker for about 4 years. I used it every single day for long periods of time. I've had a few small issues with it recently that have caused me to question it's integrity. I purchased it pre-owned for about $180. 

 

The pen has the serial # on the clip, but it also says "Germany" "Metal" "Pix" underneath the clip. The clip is not hollow. The star looks centered as it should, and all engraving looks crisp. 

 

Recently, the clip feels and little loose and there is a little play in the pen when twisting to open/close. 

 

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Thank for everyone's help.


Edited by mitchellb2005, 14 January 2018 - 00:22.


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#2 tamiya

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:48

Photobucket is similarly a phony facsimile of what it used to be...

#3 Chrissy

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:37

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:

 

Sadly we can't see any of your pictures because Photobucket no longer lets people use their service for free. You will need to wait a while until you can use the FPN Upload feature (near the top of your screen) or you use an alternative service that lets you post your pictures on a forum.


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#4 RocketRyan

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:59

The first test would be to check the nib looks like the one on the mont blanc website. Most fakes have a very generic looking nib, not like the unusual starwalker one. Second google the serial number and see what comes up.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 13:07

Welcome to FPN. Lots of Texans here.


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#6 mitchellb2005

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Posted Yesterday, 17:20

Here are the photos. It wont allow me to edit my first post.

 

 

 

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#7 dubhe

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Posted Yesterday, 21:48

After 4 years of heavy use it might just need a service.

#8 Chrissy

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Posted Yesterday, 23:07

If I had to vote I would say it's more likely to be a fake than not, because serial numbers are most commonly on the Starwalker clip band, rather than being on the clip itself.  :(

 

Many users will now come on here and say their Starwalker has it's serial number on the clip, and not on the band, but the most knowledgeable person I know at Montblanc told me that it should be on the band, not on the clip. That's the information I have. As a safety precaution, I wouldn't buy a Starwalker if it didn't have it's serial number on the clip band.  -_-

 

It's quite logical if you think about it, as clips can break. Then you no longer have a serial number on your pen.  :unsure:


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#9 meiers

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Posted Today, 02:01

Could you open up the pen and show us the inside (the chamber that holds the refill) please? I would also like to see a few photos of the thread that keeps the two halves of the pen together.

Edited by meiers, Today, 02:04.


#10 Mulrich

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Posted Today, 03:14

Is the nib attracted to a magnet? This is a quick way to see if the nib is steel which would indicate a fake.

#11 Driften

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Posted Today, 04:42

Is the nib attracted to a magnet? This is a quick way to see if the nib is steel which would indicate a fake.

 

 

I think one of the original pics showed it was a ballpoint pen, bit fountain pen



#12 Chrissy

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Posted 18 minutes ago

Also type the serial number into Google search and see if it comes up. If it does, then it's a duplicate.  :(


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