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The vintage looking resin used for the barrel shows green, beige and brown tones

 

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The Oscar Wilde comes with a single colored 18K nib

 

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15,000 fountain pens, 8,000 ballpoints, 7,000 pencils and 5,000 sets were made in 1994

 

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Cheers

 

Michael

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A very nice review on one of the nicer Montblanc WE pens! I myself like the understated and vintage

looks of the pen,especially giving it the look of safety-type pens that MB made during the 20's and 30's.

One little plus that I just now noticed,is that MB smartly and cleanly hid the hallmarks out of plain sight

by putting them on the top of the clip,just in front of the ring portion.

 

Is yours a wet writer(does the ink flow quickly under the slightest pressure)? I ask because your writing

looks like a true M line,not leading towards a B line.

 

BTW,thanks for taking the time and effort to replicate by plates the colors of vintage pens that so many

of us collectors find desirable.

 

 

John

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Nice review, great pen and great photos, thanks.

And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.

 

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Many thanks for all of your nice comments.

 

I like this pen also because of its vintage apperenace.

 

I was surprised to see that the resin actually looks like slightly discolored black&pearl celluloid.

 

Do you think the brown parts of the resin have been there from the beginning or is it actually slight discoloration of the modern resin as well?

 

 

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Is yours a wet writer(does the ink flow quickly under the slightest pressure)? I ask because your writing

looks like a true M line,not leading towards a B line.

 

BTW,thanks for taking the time and effort to replicate by plates the colors of vintage pens that so many

of us collectors find desirable.

 

John

 

I have tried the pen so far with Noodler's V-mail Burma Road Brown only. In addition I have not tried the BRB in any other pens...

 

This way my experiences is a little bit limited. On the fairly smooth paper I used for the review the nib & ink combination writes like a true European medium nib; on other papers it leans more towards a broader medium nib.

 

The ink flow is wet but still controlled and not too wet. Fortunately the ink still flows well when pressing down harder while writing.

 

 

sweet :thumbup: what's the ink, I didn't catch it anywhere in the text? MB?

 

No Montblanc ink this time :unsure:

 

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I used Noodler's V-mail Burma Road Brown for this review (a murky dark ink with grey, olive green and brown tones) which fits the pen very well. I've posted a review of that ink (also written with this pen) in the ink reviews section: Burma Road Brown review.

 

Cheers

 

Michael

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Love the look of this pen but mine has a B nib which is simply too fat for me :headsmack:

Respect to all

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Love the look of this pen but mine has a B nib which is simply too fat for me :headsmack:

 

While I dream of a broad-nibbed Wilde... :wub:

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Love the look of this pen but mine has a B nib which is simply too fat for me :headsmack:

 

That's a shame.

Would you like me to take it off your hands if you don't use it too much?

Let me know!

:thumbup:

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Love and work... work and love, that's all there is.

Sigmund Freud

 

(there was a man who obviously never knew fountain pens!)

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Gorgeous pen and lovely photos as well really set it off.

Congratulations and enjoy for a long time.

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Love and work... work and love, that's all there is.

Sigmund Freud

 

(there was a man who obviously never knew fountain pens!)

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Love the look of this pen but mine has a B nib which is simply too fat for me :headsmack:

 

While I dream of a broad-nibbed Wilde... :wub:

That's funny and sad.

 

In Hebrew we have a saying "God gives nut to eat to those who have no teeth" :crybaby:

Respect to all

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A very beautiful pen. It does look sort of inspired from a safety pen when you look at the proportions of the cap and barrel. Really nice application of marbelling, very unlike most marbelling seen on other pens even many years later. Thanks for a fine review. Your photos are great.

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Oh the grail pen! One day. Some great photos here Michael. And an interesting ink colour for a review.

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http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn140/PENSnINKS/Montblanc/MontblancOscarWildematerial.jpg

The vintage looking resin used for the barrel shows green, beige and brown tones

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn140/PENSnINKS/Montblanc/MontblancOscarWildenib.jpg

The Oscar Wilde comes with a single colored 18K nib

 

~ Michael R.:

 

I've never seen this review until this evening.

Thank you so much for the images and handwriting samples.

It's a model I've thought about, but never fully appreciated.

Your excellent review and photos are impressive.

Tom K.

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