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#1 Autococker07

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:05

I have wanted one for years, but resisted because of "practicality" :rolleyes: Well, thanks to the generosity of another member here, I have received my first MB149.....  wow....  

 

I should have done this years ago!   What a pleasure this old workhorse brings.  

 

Please excuse my scribbling.... I have not written in cursive since the 1980s....   and I was never very good at it then.....  

 

 

 

 

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At least this fine pen makes it enjoyable!    -off to find more-  Jim

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:26

Congratulations, Jim!!!
Thats a lovely pen. Thanks for the pen photos and the writing sample.

Your handwriting is fine: very legible and easy on the eyes. Embrace your writing style.
I hope that writing with this pen will bring you lots of joy.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:43

Very nice! What a super nib!

 

Congratulations, it's a beauty. Welcome to the 149 club.

 

Enjoy.



#4 Fountainpencrazy

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 22:06

Good job with the writing samples and beautiful pen. I'm glad you are enjoying it.



#5 Driften

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 22:39

Congrats on the new pen!



#6 Fountainpencrazy

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 23:32

Also, try using this on premium paper like Rhodia or Maruman notebooks.



#7 DrPenfection

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 23:35

Congratulations on the pen!  I only have a mini-Montblanc (Montblanc 144), but I love it!


Best always,

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:22

Thanks for all the compliments and well wishes, there are some many more gorgeous pens on this forum, but I like the simple black and gold.....  classy to my eye....   

 

My crack (pen) dealer said I needed varying nib sizes..... :lticaptd: who am I to argue?   

 

the fine nib is smoother than most ballpoints, yet crisp and clean enough to betray how shaky my hands are LOL....  at least these are big enough to not cause my hand to cramp up.....   if they were only a little heavier.....   :D

 

I have no idea why I did not get into fountain pens before now....  I like shiny things and talk too much, so they seem to fit my personality :D.  My previous "main" pen is a stainless steel "embassy pen" from County Comm, with a space pen refill.  It's a bit more narrow, and about 3X as heavy, but I have not been able to destroy it yet....  I will carry these MBs, but not when I am working outdoors.... to much bada-boom going on for nice things....     

 

the #1 in the upper note was added by my 8 year old, who snuck in and used dad's "sweet" pen......   good kid!!  :D.

 

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 03:30

Congrats I know you'll enjoy it!


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#10 meiers

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 03:33

Thanks for the cool writing samples. They made my day.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 13:09

congrats Jim! 149 is one awesome pen.



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 14:13

Welcome to the broad side. We have cookies. *grin*

#13 ballboy

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 14:32

Welcome to the broad side. We have cookies. *grin*

 

A pen comfortably in the GP region :)


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 23:10

The older pen looks like a wet B. Enjoy playing with ink and seeing new shading properties that you cannot easily notice on narrower point pens.

 

It looks like the nib and feed are a bit farterh out of the body then usual. If the pen is too wet it may be helpful to send it to a nib tech to have it reset and the flow reduced.

 

If you are ahppy with it, just enjoy it as is. Happy writing.



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 17:29

The older pen looks like a wet B. Enjoy playing with ink and seeing new shading properties that you cannot easily notice on narrower point pens.

 

It looks like the nib and feed are a bit farterh out of the body then usual. If the pen is too wet it may be helpful to send it to a nib tech to have it reset and the flow reduced.

 

If you are ahppy with it, just enjoy it as is. Happy writing.

 

 

Is pulling the nib a tiny bit further out a way to "tune" the flow?   (I'm NOT going to try it, just academic).  I do like the wet writers, and It seems to be that they are smoother due to the increased ink.  

 

The medium nib pen is also a bit wetter than average, and I love that one also, so I think I will just leave them alone, but I do have a Lamy that is ink stingy.....  Its a nice pen, but the MB's blow it away....   

 

I think I have been spoiled after trying the broad nib.....  I really enjoy the shading, and it tends to make my shaky lettering seem clearer.  Now I am just left wondering if any of the airport boutiques will have an O3B nib to

 

try.... hahahaha.  what a slippery slope.....    :lticaptd:



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 18:14

In my limited experience with tuning nibs, having the nib and feed of a 149 a little farther out than normal makes the nib feel a little after and wetter.

I have never seen an 03B nib for testing. It is only an option on 149 pens (and pens based on the model like some skeletons), and tester pens nowadays are all 146. If the store had one in stick it may have been a ordetailed no none picked up.

The flagship boutiques in select countries may have a wider nib range available in stock. Otherwise you can always do a nib exchange if the pen is new from an authorized dealer.






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