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What MBs are you using today?


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#2701 Grzgrz

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 23:38

 

MB stopped producing the nibs in BBB by the mid 1970s. A definitive reason is not known. The nibs that people post that are marked 14C and are two-tone (mostly rhodium with gold on the rim) and 14K and 18K are not BBB unless they are custom made or retipped. Since nibs are not marked, nib with canbe debated as to B vs BB etc., but I have not seen a more modern nib that had a BBB sticker or some other documentation to show it was broader than a BB. I am not talking about 03B with is still available on a 149 as a no cost option.

 

If you want to spend a lot ofmoney, you can get a much wider nib from the factory through a special order program. They offer music and caligraphy nibs, but you could also order other siezes like BBB or BBBB. I would love a caligraphy nib but I have not saved up to purchase one (probably because I keep buying other pens).

 

zaddick, thank you very much for the explanation.
 

When I read someone has ground one, it's sad.

 

Ghost Plane, I understand, I also dream of nib BBB.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:23

I don't think it is BBB but BB.

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#2703 zaddick

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:35

Still quite fancy writing. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:11

This 146. But I am not sure about the tip size. I was told it is a B but it writes way too broad and looks kind of stubby.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:39

This 146. But I am not sure about the tip size. I was told it is a B but it writes way too broad and looks kind of stubby.

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Looks like a wet B to me. These older 146 monotone nibs can be pretty wet.

They did not make BBB in this model pen.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:52

I agree with zaddick. That nib also looks more like a B to me than a BB.  :)



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:02

Another vote for B



#2708 mitto

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:40

Thank you, all - zaddick, Chrissy and Ghost Plane. I do really like the nib. It actually looks like a stubbish B but, as zaddick said, writes way thicker and wetter.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 14:04

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:20

The Blue Hour is back from its 6 week spa vacation in Germany. Refreshed from a standard M to a new juicy, smooth, glorious BB. He is joined herein with a 146 Platinum B and a 146 Ultra Black M.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:43

BB is always a good choice! Love the look of that ultra black.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 16:06

Three office pens. These are customized... Montblanc 24 in grey but I swapped the blue ink window for orange because orange and grey looks sweet. The 121(?) With sterling cap has a section swap from a 125. The Leonardo ballpoint is just normal.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 22:05

Love the orange. Looks good.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 13:46

Using a 142 with an OF nib and Waterman Intense Black today. Very fun to write with :)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:13

Using a 142 with an OF nib and Waterman Intense Black today. Very fun to write with :)


Please post a writing sample... I have an OM I love but I think OF would be ideal... I've yet to see a MB sample though!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 17:34

These, picked them up at the Arkansas Pen show this weekend!

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 17:45

These, picked them up at the Arkansas Pen show this weekend!


The OW is great, but is that a silver rings 149....? :)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 17:48

My 146, of course!  Is there anything else?  C. S.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 18:04

The OW is great, but is that a silver rings 149....? :)

 

No, just the light playing tricks. You can see the cap star is white resin. Also, the clip looks newer.

 

Still a 149 is a pleasure to use for many of us, regardless of the vintage!

 

Glad to see you posting on here Perry.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 21:38

 
No, just the light playing tricks. You can see the cap star is white resin. Also, the clip looks newer.
 
Still a 149 is a pleasure to use for many of us, regardless of the vintage!
 
Glad to see you posting on here Perry.


My current fixation with vintage 149s making me see something that wasn't there! :)

As you say Zaddick a good pen no matter the vintage! Enjoy it Perry :thumbup:






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