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I just saw these two amazing nib photos by Greg Minuskin (here's the other - both are links to Greg Minuskin's website images), on his site today, and it really made me want to see the variety of Montblanc nibs. Not having the opportunity to see any of the Writers Edition pens, it makes me wonder what the other WE nibs look like, as well as the regular model Montblancs, both modern and vintage.

 

I took a picture of my 149 BBB nib - its a 1960s 18C nib that was found in the wild (not by me), having been mangled by someone using large grit sandpaper, then sent by Erik Niksch to Greg Minuskin, who did his magic. Erik put the pen into a 1970s 149 body for me and it is one of the best nibs with which I have ever written. I also took a photo of my 146 14K M nib, my very first fountain pen - given to me new in 1991 - and still very much a part of my rotation.

 

I'd love to see what other Montblanc nibs look like - please add a picture if you have one.

 

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That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.

— Samuel Johnson

 

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One of the oldies. A somewhat flexy EF nib.

 

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6938159049_7ca2fb1edf_z.jpg

 

 

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Gosh, Soot, what a fabulous nib (great first photo). I can see it must be an absolute joy to write with, given your excellent hand! Thanks for sharing.

 

Pavoni.

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I have always wanted to collect MB limited edition and writer's edition nibs ... I just think they would make an amazing display - doubt MB would just sell me the nibs though!

 

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Steve A.

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Nice topic. Hope to see a lot of pics here.

 

Just posted this picture a few days ago.

 

Left: WE 2011 Carlo Collodi

Right: WE 2009 Thomas Mann

 

 

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Thanks Soot and KJY for those photos. I think the work on these nibs classifies as ART!

From the MB website on the WE nibs: the Carlo Collodi's "hand-crafted nib made of 18 K champagne gold is engraved with a subtle reminder of the story: the cricket – the embodiment of Pinocchio’s conscience."

As to the Thomas Mann, "The delicate engraving of the “Buddenbrooks” house on the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib brings Mann’s birthplace in Lübeck to mind, which is now the home of the Thomas Mann Museum."

How small of all that human hearts endure,
That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.

— Samuel Johnson

 

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Some of my favourite shots.

 

Dumas EF

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3466/3881978895_00dfc0ddc8_b.jpg

 

Twain M

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4111/5007493349_36a4086308_b.jpg

 

Collodi M(before changed to EF)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6235/6311439638_6ef50d123a_b.jpg

 

A few together (left to right - Proust F, Mann B, Christie B, Verne M, a 80s 146 M) all size 6 nibs.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4138/4822633570_5d1ee74c4f_b.jpg

 

P.S. One more - my 139 P nib (F).

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4089/4961750354_e122f83d59_b.jpg

Edited by sunnerd

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WOW those are nice pictures!

Even better than the of MB's website! :thumbup:

 

I think I will like this topic very much. Joy to my eyes!

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Just to add a photo of my favourite MB fountain pen: a 100 years historical ... :puddle:

 

Greetings from Italy !

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Greetings from Italy to you all !!

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Voltaire

 

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GREAT PHOTOS!!! This may prove too much to take without giving in to FPAD*, which seems always to be lurking.

 

sunnerd, would you be so kind as to name the pens and nib sizes on the group photo? And that last one, the 139 P - what a stunner! The patina on your 139 P and on the 1950s 146 OB shown by pmhudepo is one thing that makes me really love vintage MBs.

 

Rosetta59 - I love the simplicity of the nib on that 100 year pen. and great photos Blade Runner, especially the Dumas - I think the fleur de lis on that pen is especially lovely.

* FPAD = Fountain Pen Acquisition Disorder

How small of all that human hearts endure,
That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.

— Samuel Johnson

 

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Here are some of mines:

 

149 F, 1978

 

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149 BB, 1984

 

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149s F, 1978 (left) and EF, 1994 (right)

 

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146P EF, 2011

 

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146P F, 2004

 

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114 Mozart M, 2007

 

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Bohéme Big Size, M

 

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Few pics:

 

Octavian OB

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/6f3e9c68.jpg

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/e9c0b7ab.jpg

 

 

 

Oscar Wilde EF...

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/360a5091.jpg

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/b2e6d044.jpg

 

 

 

Modern 149 EF and vintage 149 OB with 139 nib.

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/8a8e276e.jpg

 

 

 

100 Year Granite/Sterling 146 OB and vintage 149 OB

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/1dd49145.jpg

 

100 Year Granite/Sterling 146 OB

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/90238176.jpg

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/9e192b57.jpg

 

 

 

Andrew Carnegie F

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/67a72d4b.jpg

 

 

Hemingway with 1950's EF nib & 1950 149 EF

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/DSCN3737.jpg

 

Hemingway with 1950's 149 EF nib

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/DSCN3730.jpg

 

 

 

139 B nib, one of my favorite pens.

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/download.jpg

 

 

 

Faulkner M nib (sold this pen)

 

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/waeleldasher/DSCN3697.jpg

 

 

 

cheers

 

Wael

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:notworthy1:

:puddle:

:drool:

:clap1:

 

Nice to start a working day with al those beauties!

 

Thanks again all of you!

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Wonderful pictures! If you don't mind adding a Sailor to the mix, here's a nice range of nib sizes:

 

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Sailor 1911 fine (21K mono, 2010)

Montblanc 149 fine (18K tritone, late 90s)

Montblanc 149 obb (18K duotone, early 90s)

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Some of my favourite shots.

 

A few together (left to right - Proust F, Mann B, Christie B, Verne M, a 80s 146 M) all size 6 nibs.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4138/4822633570_5d1ee74c4f_b.jpg

 

 

 

All great shots I have not come close to accomplishing but am enjoying. This one in particular I find very appealing. Nice job! WOW!

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very good pictures, thanks for sharing :thumbup:

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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