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Montblanc Jules Verne Review
Posted 17 July 2008 - 22:02
This pen is the bluest blue I have ever encountered... Until you see it in person, you really cant describe it. My wife, who is not into fountain pens, was amazed by this, and after years of collecting, there have only been a few she has been like that with Its one of those pens that you cant stop staring at.
The Guilloche is very impressive! Then with the plated Platinum, it makes this pen a joy to look at. The only thing I would change about the finish is, would be to change it to Sterling silver to keep down the weight. More and more these days I am steering away from heavier pens. I like them, but for everyday use, I am finding that I dont carry them as much. I think one reason is because I like to keep my pens in my top pocket... This is not one of those pens, unless I decide to use 5 cans of starch that day!
The feel is fantastic, but I am a pen posted kind of guy... Dont get me wrong, you can post this pen, but its ridiculously heavy when you do! You really cant write a long time with it posted. When writing with it un posted its perfect, but not quite long enough for me. Plus, I do things like grab a clip board and take notes or check items in... Where do put the cap? This is why for me it got a 5 out of 10. Now if you dont like posting your pens then this should be 9 for you, because its quite balanced when its not posted...
Filling System 9/10 Nib: 10/10
The nib is fantastic, its a medium and has a little modern flex, enough for me to enjoy, but not too much for to have to concentrate while writing.
Piston filler, and it holds a good amount of ink, only thing I would like is to have an ink window to see if I need more ink...
Price/Value: Retail Price 10/10 Price I paid 9/10
I got a what I feel is a good deal on this pen, although if I bought it for more than its original retail price. Unlike some Montblancs, I feel I got what I paid for, the The Guilloche is amazing, the nib is fantastic and it one of the few pens out there that have this kind of design. If you compare this to some David Oscersons, or Michel Perchins, I think the value goes up much more...
Generally speaking, I feel pens should be for writing and good looks evenly... With this pen even if it wrote horribly, which it does not it would still get high marks as the pen is almost mesmerizing...
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 22:25
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 23:40
Thank you for sharing this with us. The picture of the blue guilloche are breath taking and I guess that it is even more impressive in the flesh.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 23:40
As usualy stunning pictures and I love reading your reviews Bryan.
Enjoy the pen
Posted 18 July 2008 - 15:53
Ha, you're like the Edward Bernays of the fountain pen world. Every time I read one of your reviews, I end up adding a new pen to the wish list.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:34
Thanks Mark, I think its the best themed as well... I wish I didn't like to post my pens... I would get along with so many other great pens!
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 17:31
I just received my own MB Jules Verne a couple of days ago and am completely loving it, both as a writer and for its visual appearance. One question: can anyone suggest a suitable single-pen case that's readily available? I'm careful with pens but, as this one won't be residing in my front pocket, it would certainly be nice to have the extra protection!
Thanks very much.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 19:12
The blue material of the pen's body is spectacular!
Edited by Ipsilon, 05 January 2012 - 19:14.
Posted 20 February 2017 - 23:17
Great pictures here- I have been strongly considering this guy as my first MB. The only bit that bothers me (very slightly) is the rather bland looking black section; does it feel cheap or out of place to anyone who owns it?
With so many writers editions to have come out since this pen- how does it stack up in 2017 vs other MB offerings in this price range?