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  1. The first time I saw the 149 in a review, I seriously couldn’t get the hype. It looked uninspiring being a boring round top pen with gold trim albeit with a breathtakingly beautiful gold nib. I’d always wanted to try the pen if not, just for the nib. When I got around to finally trying it, at my very first Pelikan Hub (better times, eh?) in 2017, I was hooked. Understanding why the pen was revered as an icon, I wanted to own one someday. And I got my very first 149, one from the 1970s, a few months ago, and here are my thoughts about it. Design and Construction: T
  2. Hi all. Would you help me to compilate a list of pens that have a #8 nib, that is to say, the size of a MB 149 or Pelikan M1000 nib? I am interested in both vintage and modern pens from all over the world. Of course, if you know where such a list exists, just let me know. Thanks. MB 149 Pelikan M1000 MB Hemingway Soennecken 111 Extra Matador Garant 998 Goldfink Imperial and Wunderfuller by Tom Westerich. Astoria Goliath (new batch) Delta Dolce Vita. OS Additions from the thread: Onoto Mammoth Soennecken Präsident Waterman 18 and 58 Montegrappa Extra y Montegrappa Extra 1930 GVFC Pen of th
  3. Dear friends, I recently acquired a MB 149. My first 149 with a fine-ish nib marked 14C. I am intrigued by the cap of the pen. And have the feeling that the cap and body are from different areas. Being no expert on this, I thought to draw upon the collective wisdom of the members of this forum. Could someone help me to date the cap, body and nib? I would be most grateful to learn more about this fascinating pen. Regards, Marrty
  4. I've recently bought a brand new (still in store) Montblanc 149 90th anniversary. Though the pen writes great, there are significant issues with it. Immediately after purchase I wanted to refill after I had done it a first time, but the second time the piston refused to work. It wouldn't screw down/up, as it was stuck. I immediately sent it in for service, and on first impressions they resolved the problem. However, as I am filling it now, it seemingly refuses to take a full fill. If I put the nib up, the filler window remains completely clear. It seems it only takes about half a fill. I did s
  5. Amused011

    Help me date this Montblanc 149

    Hi guys, my first post here! I intend to buy a Montblanc Meisterstuck 149, and have an interesting offer for a very old unused one. However, I need some help from the experts here to date the pen correctly. The seller says the pen was gifted to his grandfather some time in the early 70’s. It comes with a tri tone 18C (so the letter is C and not K), a screw type piston filler and what appears to be an ebonite feed (I need your confirmation). The width is F. However, the seller claims it was never inked and he doesn’t want to ink it now (wants to sell it that way). Should
  6. I'm cooling down after excitement of being featured by Stephen Brown in his channel so I got back to work Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 (including Calligraphy Special Edition) in my new video. I am lacquering three 149s with urushi right now so I decided to show the pen closer. Including a special edition with a flexible nib - Calligraphy. I compare it with 146, 144, 142 (celluloid from the 50s) and of course with the Pelikan M1000. I show how these pens write, how to take it apart, how to prepare it for lacquering with urushi, too. In writing sequences I have a "hand doubble" ;-)
  7. The (Japanese) Elephant in the Room Pilot Custom Urushi I won’t bore you with the specifications, basic descriptions, or construction components of this pen, because they have been covered in other reviews of this pen. Instead, I’d like to tell you how I feel about owning this pen, which I received about a month ago... Long enough for the honeymoon to be over and to be able to take a critical look at this pen. Some background: I have been using fountain pens since I was about ten years old. I have a small collection of top-drawer pens, including Montblanc 146 & 149, Pelikan M800 &am
  8. Hello everyone here at FPN. In the past I shared with you a thread in which I expressed my desire to obtain Montblanc 149 since for me it had always been a pretty beautiful fountain pen that from my children I longed to obtain. The price of a new MB 149 is high, so I decided to get a used one to "save a lot of money" and to my misfortune it was the opposite. I noticed one that I found here at the fountain pen network in the USD 420 classifieds and I contacted the seller and asked him if he had the pen available and he told me that it was not and he showed me another one in the private mes
  9. Hi All, Got a MB 149 filler nob with a broken helical rod still in it but broken so there's only about one inch left still fixed to the inside fixing. I can still see the C clip in place holding the remains of the old helical rod. Does anyone know how I can replace the old broken helical rod with a new one I can get from Roger Wolff at Custom Pen Parts. May be someone out there has already done this job? regards Roberthansjorg
  10. Edo98

    The 149 Is A Reliable Pen?

    Hello to all of the community of FPN and the Forum of Montblanc, in the most attentive and respectful way I communicate to you so that they give me their experience in an objective way. I am a young man of 20 years of age with a great passion and admiration for calligraphy and fountain pens.But it all started when I saw a fountain pen from a distance the Montblanc 149 a beautiful and robust fountain pen that left me in love , I do not have it and I have never tried it on fountain pens I only have experience with Lamy my current favorite pen is a Lamy 2000 BB Modified to stub by Daniel Smi
  11. Hi all, Righto. I bought a second hand 149 as you do. It's probably late '80s and likely has been sitting in a drawer for the last decade or so with dried out ink in the nib, feed, and inside the reservoir as they do. I've been flushing like a mad fool and am still getting ink coming out, which is depressing, but my bigger issue is the nib. (See photos) I think I need a US-based nibmeister. I don't want to send the pen off to MB because I don't want them to replace the nib - I simply want it repair it and maybe have it tuned. I've only ever used MB service for a nib exchange on a new p
  12. Waltz For Zizi

    Help With Assembly Of A 149

    So I got myself my first Montblanc, a used 149, and from what I can tell from the post with dating it, the pen was made between 1984-1985, and this pen had a nib very misaligned with the feed, a real eyesore. I don't know how good it wrote like this, because the pen was full of dry ink and since I was cleaning it I decided to disassemble the nib and align it properly. All good and done, but now I can't put it back, because the feed has extremely tight fit with the collar. I tried with a little silicone grease, carefull not to get it in the main ink channel, but the thing won't go inside the co
  13. Okay, guys. I cant catch a break with Montblanc and this one really REALLY hurts. Like seriously gives me chest pain. I have a 1964-69 Mb 149 with all original parts. It writes well and I was surprised about how great the condition was until I noticed ink on my thumb. I couldnt figure it out until tonight. There is a hairline crack in the barrel near the collar. (In the pictures, its under the scotch tape). Im absolutely gutted. And dont know what to do. So is there a solution? Can the crack be sealed from inside the barrel? Recommendations on who might be able to help? Michael Masu
  14. Hi all, I have decided to take a plunge into the world of Montblanc. I always loved the aura around the 149, at the same time concerned with some of the feedback that the cap lip is prone to cracking, so is the barrel at the joint where it attaches to the section. I had a chance to try out the 149 at the MB boutique in Frankfurt airport this year and I loved the way the pen felt. Unposted, it had the perfect balance, posted though, it was too back-heavy. The rose gold finished nib is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I think what makes it beautiful is the inside-out curva
  15. Last week the Boston Globe published an interview with Crane & Co. creative director John Segal, who mentions a 30 year old Montblanc pen his father gave him. http://postscript.crane.com/paper-habits-boston-globe/ Happy reading, and may this inspire ...
  16. ink

    Inkwell Marked "149"

    Some of the big Montblanc box sets include an ink bottle with the pen. The ink bottle will sometimes say "149" in a text that looks like handwriting. Does anyone know what year that set was made?
  17. tedlinda

    I Hope I Didn't Get Ripped Off

    I just purchased off of the fountainpennetwork classified a Montblanc 149 from the "1960's". It has a 18C nib, two-toned, which I have not seen written about anywhere. I have not received the pen yet, but I am concerned that the only information that I can find on a two-toned 18C nib is from shiraboshi's chart which indicates it may be from the 1980's. Is there such a thing as a 18C two-toned nib for a 1960's pen? Does anyone have one and how does it write? The seller indicated that it was very flexible. I have attached a photo of the nib. I do not have any photos of the feed to assis
  18. hello everyone im a newbie in the fountain pen world i bought a montblanc 149 from a local second hand network and after a few days of thorough research i realized that there is something sketchy about this pen according to the chart here https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/170282-dating-montblanc-149s/ it seems like it was assembled with parts from different periods the nib is two toned 18k the feed is split ebonite the filler thread is plastic theres only one umlaut in meisterstuck and theres no serial number plus the GERMANY font looks different from the ot
  19. viruvannam

    Montblanc 149 Nib Skip

    Dear members, I am new to the fountain pen world. I own two pens, a Sailor 1911L (Fine nib) and a Montblanc 149 platinum (Medium Nib) Sailor writes like a dream. I have been using it for few weeks now. Succumbing to the good reviews of MB149, I purchased a platinum 149 medium nib from a local store- Apasara Pen mart in Mumbai (its a 50 year old store). They deal with all pen brands. I got a piece fresh out of the box (at least it looked like one). I went home to try it - to my surprise the nib skipped. The flow was inadequate. I had to press it hard to make it write without any break.
  20. This forum was the first one I turned to, when I decided to buy my first Montblanc 149 - this week - new from a Boutique. Need your advice on what to expect in the Box, shop and can I use the pen for my daily usage, etc. I have always loved Fountain pens, and still the own the Sheaffer Sagaris Gold and Sagaris black barrel. Apart from that have used a variety of fountain pens from Parker, Jinhao and Camlin. I came back again and again to the Sagaris black as I simply loved the Nib and writing. 1) Is the 149 similar to that or is it better and smoother to write (I prefer a broader, smoo
  21. Hello all: I just bought a Montblanc Mesiterstuck 149, and I would like any help in identifying it as fake or not. I saw this pen on Amazon last Thursday listed as used for $409.00, and since I have a prime account I would get a discount on shipping, so I sent the seller an emailing asking if it came with a box and if he had any information that he could provide to prove it was "real", & and some other pictures as there was only a single picture of the whole pen, and what I got from their sales people was it was taken in as a trade for something else they had in their store and they d
  22. There have been many threads here listing the “flagship” pens of various well known brands (see this, this, and this). I’m posting this simply to organize the information a little bit more attractively. To be clear, I define “flagship” as follows: A “flagship” pen is a regular production model (i.e., not a limited or special edition), which is generally the largest, most expensive, and most visibly advertised item in a brand’s inventory. Where no single pen satisfies all the criteria, a judgment call may have to be made on what (if any) product is the “flagship” for a particular brand. Obvi
  23. ajlmarques

    Nib Size?

    Hi, I need your opinions please. I've recently bought a Montblanc 149 from a friend of a friend. It must be a recent one (serial number has more letters than numbers). It was sold to me as being new, never inked, and as having a medium nib. When I unpacked it, I've immediately thought the nib seemed too wide for a medium and after writing with it, I'm fairly certain that it is not a medium nib. The cardboard outside box does not contain a label with nib size as I'm used to seeing, and the pen did not have a tag. All my previous MBs had both. Is this normal at all? Writing, it feels a l
  24. Hello Everyone, I bought a used 149 from an online seller in the U.K. last week. The serial number on the warranty card matches the one inscribed on the pen cap. But what I am curious is the nib size. The warranty card says the nib is Fine (F). But many of my friends who are FP fans say, from what it writes, it should be a Medium (M) nib. Could it be possible that an F writes like an M? Also, I was trying to switch the ink from Diamine Blue Velvet to Diamine Bilberry yesterday. When I attempted to screw the piston to remove blue velvet back into its bottle, some ink came out from the piston





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