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Great Montblanc Nibs


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#1 Solitaire100

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 19:07

Recognizing that all Montblanc nibs are handmade and therefore no two are exactly alike, I'm wondering if there are any specific models with nibs that have a reputation for really great writing experiences.  I've heard good things about the 75th Anniversary nibs, for example.  What is everyone's favorite Montblanc nib?



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#2 aurore

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 20:47

Some might claim an eventual hypothesis, but from my experience any model can come with a fabulous or sloppy nib.
Btw I would not overestimate "handmade", most of decent nibs are as handmade as MB and some are in general better than the current production of MB (just in my opinion, of course).



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Posted 07 August 2020 - 23:22

I think the 2019/2020 149 special edition Calligraphy flex nib will go down as one of the best ever!  



#4 meiers

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 04:25

All the Montblanc nibs I ever tried were pretty fantastic.
My personal favourites: all the Meisterstück nibs from EF to OBB.

The heritage 1912 nibs are soft and springy. They are in a class by themselves.

Edited by meiers, 08 August 2020 - 04:26.


#5 Tom Kellie

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 05:36

All the Montblanc nibs I ever tried were pretty fantastic.
My personal favourites: all the Meisterstück nibs from EF to OBB.

 

+1



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 08:18

MB nibs are not handmade. That are tested and finished by hand if needed.

My favorite nibs are the #9 nibs from the 1950s and 1960s with some spring to them. If you can handle the feedback, the calligraphy nib is fun to use. For regular production the 149 O3B is my go to choice.

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#7 Tom Kellie

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 11:19

~ zaddick:

 

Without letting any cats out of Hamburg bags, my beloved 1940s and 1950s Montblanc Oblique Fine (OF) nibs may not be extinct after all.

 

They're magnificent for sketching and writing, a reality not lost on Montblanc's Nib Gnomes.

 

I'm hoping to live to see them on offer once again.

 

Tom K.



#8 aurore

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 12:46

My favorite nibs are the #9 nibs from the 1950s and 1960s with some spring to them. If you can handle the feedback, the calligraphy nib is fun to use. 

 

Oh, yes!



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 13:54

+1 on Heritage 1912 nibs. Nibs on several vintage MB pens that I have are all superb: soft springy and stubby.

The heritage 1912 nibs are soft and springy. They are in a class by themselves.



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 15:16

~ zaddick:
 

Without letting any cats out of Hamburg bags, my beloved 1940s and 1950s Montblanc Oblique Fine (OF) nibs may not be extinct after all.

 

They're magnificent for sketching and writing, a reality not lost on Montblanc's Nib Gnomes.

 

I'm hoping to live to see them on offer once again.

 

Tom K.

May this wish come true.

#11 stylophilly

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 15:55

May this wish come true.

 

I second this wish. I'm currently enjoying an OF on a 1950s MB 146. Pure joy.



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Posted 09 August 2020 - 00:51

I think the 2019/2020 149 special edition Calligraphy flex nib will go down as one of the best ever!  

 

 

The heritage 1912 nibs are soft and springy. They are in a class by themselves.

 

^ & ^

 

This and This. 

 

The 1912 is very special for Montblanc.  It ALMOST the same as the Rouge et Noir, but just a bit better.  I wonder if the titanium one is even better with a 18k nip? 

 

The Calligraphy nib is huge fun, and I'm not sure I have broken mine in yet...


Edited by jagwap, 09 August 2020 - 00:52.


#13 nick10

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 17:37

The nib(F or EF I think) of my early 70's 149 looks and writes fantastic!

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