zaddick - 10 MB 149 pens I had were pens I got from an antique store at $30.00 each. The antique store owner did not know the worth of those pens. The pens were from an estate where they were sitting in a drawer unused from the 1980s thru 2019. There was nothing really wrong with the pens, really. After soaking the pens and flushing them out, the pens all worked. But decades of sitting in a desk drawer had caused the pens to have some surface microscratches, and a few of the pens had medium nibs that were not smooth, or had the tines misaligned. I sold them all for $375.00 each, sold them all to friends. I think some of the pens will be making trips to Mr Masuyama or any of the other reputable nibmeisters.
I think, after getting the MB 149 from a fellow FPN member, I might next think about getting a Namiki Emperor fp with a fine nib, but, I just dont seem to find one in the used market. But, I am still thinking....... :)
Edited by Wolverine1, 19 February 2020 - 14:14.