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Hi aficionados, how would you compare these two WEs? Both are obviously black, one with a rippled pattern, the other etched, and both have a synthetic stone in the clip, but are they quite different in feel and, for want of a better word, mood?

 

I have a Woolf, and am not totally blown away by it, although it's redeemed by its lovely nib. Is that likely to mean I'd be underwhelmed by the Dostoevsky too (not that it's a possibility at the moment .... )?

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Ghost Plane

The D is longer, lighter and easier in the hand for those of us who don't like tiny pens. Less texture, more a normal size. Sold both mine awhile back when I was scrounging a downpayment on a house. Don't miss the Woolf. Do miss the D.

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The Dostoevsky has an ink window, which is nice.

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Woolf.

 

Exciting.

 

Excellent weight and balance (I never post).

 

Amazing and unique in regards to shape and texture.

 

Very innovative, evocative and emboldened design.

 

Such a pleasure to use.

 

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I recall from years ago a Toronto WE collector weighed all the WE pens, and the Dostevsky came out on top as the most unladen of them all.

 

Fred

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Interesting replies, thank you! I would not have envisaged it as being so light .....

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I don't have the weights to hand currently but I think the Dostoevsky is the lightest pen in the series, if it's not then there is only a gram or two in it. I'm not a great fan of really light pens.

 

I personally like the shape of the Barrel of the Woolf and the ribbed texture. It's quite unique in the series. This pen definitely surprised me, it was one I had to buy in order to complete the set, I therefore bought it reluctantly but having got it my impressions immediately changed.

My Collection: Montblanc Writers Edition: Hemingway, Christie, Wilde, Voltaire, Dumas, Dostoevsky, Poe, Proust, Schiller, Dickens, Fitzgerald (set), Verne, Kafka, Cervantes, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Mann, Twain, Collodi, Swift, Balzac, Defoe, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Saint-Exupery, Homer & Kipling. Montblanc Einstein (3,000) FP. Montblanc Heritage 1912 Resin FP. Montblanc Starwalker Resin: FP/BP/MP. Montblanc Traveller FP.

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Blade Runner

Personal preference really. I've always loved the D's ergonomics, elegant styling and guilloche pattern, so I bought one.

 

I held a fellow FPNer's W. It's quite nice too. I especially like the shape and texture. It isn't as traditional as the D.

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