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I'm getting a Montblanc Meisterstück Classique pen in either gold or platinum (can't decide!) and would be grateful for any advice regarding my concerns with Montblanc's leather pouches.

 

I already have a Montblanc Meisterstück 1 pen leather pouch but having read through some threads on this site I'm concerned about the risk of scratching the pen (especially as the 'precious resin' appears to be vulnerable to surface marks) and possible long-term corrosion to the gold plated parts such as the clip caused by the chrome tanned leather. I checked Montblanc's website which does not disclose whether chrome tanned leather is used for the Meisterstück 1 pen pouch. However, a search on Google showed that chrome tanned leather may be used for the Boheme pouch and chrome tanned leather is used for belts. I understand that a pen won't stay mark free forever, but I wouldn't expect a protective product like a £105 pouch to inflict damage.

 

Could the jacquard lining scratch precious resin? Has anyone noticed marks appear on an otherwise brand new pen simply from being inserted into or removed from a pouch? It's entirely possible that damage referred to in other threads may have been caused by other factors and the threads are quite old.

 

I've looked at alternative leather pouches and whilst Lucrin's look promising they don't mention the tannage used. Similarly, Onoto's case has a felt lining but Montblanc pens may not fit.

 

Is there any real advantage to choosing platinum over gold?

 

Are these concerns groundless? Any feedback would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Martyn

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OrangeSport

I have been using two of these for quite some time; 1 for a Signature for Good pencil and 1 for a Pinnochio ballpoint. Neither has been marked or damaged in anyway.

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As for the gold or platinum (plated) trim, it's really up to your own preference. I have both, and like both equally...

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I don't think adequately gold-plated metal will corrode although continued abrasion might cause the plating to rub off. The "precious resin" (whatever that might be) is actually quite robust and the case shouldn't scratch it. Platinum is (usually) harder than gold (depends on the alloy), and it shouldn't be as prone to scratching as the latter material.

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MB pen pouches are outstanding... but not necessary.

Pelican makes a really nice pen case, too.

 

edited to add:

MB pen pouches do come up as used items in the classifieds from time to time.

 

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I have a 3 pen MB pouch and use it everyday. It has never left a mark on any of my MBs.

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I have a 3 pen MB pouch and use it everyday. It has never left a mark on any of my MBs.

I own three of them. They are intelligently designed to protect our precious writing instruments.

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I own both the 3 pen Meisterstück pouch for my daily instruments and a MB Florence case for my Albert Einstein

 

The Florence may be to large for a Classique though..

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I personally think any of the single pen pouches of MB is great. I have been using it and it has been keeping my pens in great condition. If you are considering getting the dual pen pouch I will have some reservation...

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I took a couple of photo's for you - I don't generally clip them in, but you would need to if you went for the Florence, it also holds two comfortably (if you thought of a second purchase down the road)

 

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http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b558/nbendy1/2_zps8s1fesqw.jpg

 

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b558/nbendy1/1_zpsmcvuyap6.jpg

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I personally think any of the single pen pouches of MB is great. I have been using it and it has been keeping my pens in great condition. If you are considering getting the dual pen pouch I will have some reservation...

Could you expand on your reservations about the two-pen pouch please .... Thanks!

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I took a couple of photo's for you - I don't generally clip them in, but you would need to if you went for the Florence, it also holds two comfortably (if you thought of a second purchase down the road)

 

Does the cap of the Florence rub against the clips when opening and closing? On the Selection (basically a slightly redesigned Florence) it does.

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The reservation most likely has to do with the interior dividers. This may be an issue with a case from any company but is certainly true of the Sienna and the Flip Flap MB cases. There appears to be a divider when looking into it from the top, but if you run you finger down a slot you will see that it only goes down halfway where the pens can come in contact. The solution for this, and to add protection to any other case, including the single pen Florence (which is more like a cigar case, so unless you stretch the clip onto the thick lip will bounce around inside) is to make a pen sock (liner). Pictures and instructions can be found in another thread.

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You can create inserts for your Montblanc pouches that cover the length of the pouch. I have done so for my Montblanc Flip-Flap, Sienna, and oblong magnetic closure cases. For some of these, I have cut out the original inside tab dividers (the majority of my Flip-Flaps and two oblongs) and for others I have kept these dividers (all Siennas and Watermans). I like to insert the new dividers on a diagonal to fit the form of the pen and so that they stay in place when a pen has been removed.

 

 

Here is an example of a Flip-Flap with one of the inserts in the process of being fitted. For this one, I had cut out the original partial dividers.

 

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Here is an example of a Sienna case (containing three Elysees, a Caran D'Ache, two Cartiers and a Montblanc) for which I fitted dividers to the original partial dividers.

 

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I use heavy weight but smooth cardboard, and I cut the insert dividers so that they fit together diagonally and stay in place against one another when a pen has been removed for use. For pen cases with lighter leather than Montblancs such as Waterman pen cases (I have a few in addition to some Coach pen cases but the vast majority of my pen cases are Montblancs since they provide rigid support) I keep the original partial dividers in tact.

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I had creating a topic regarding modifying pen cases a couple years ago. You can access the topic at https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/249125-making-a-g-r-e-a-t-pen-case-even-b-e-t-t-e-r/. I had described the process of removing the original short dividers in a Montblanc Flip-Flap and creating the full-length inserts as well as included pictures.

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The reservation most likely has to do with the interior dividers. This may be an issue with a case from any company but is certainly true of the Sienna and the Flip Flap MB cases. There appears to be a divider when looking into it from the top, but if you run you finger down a slot you will see that it only goes down halfway where the pens can come in contact. The solution for this, and to add protection to any other case, including the single pen Florence (which is more like a cigar case, so unless you stretch the clip onto the thick lip will bounce around inside) is to make a pen sock (liner). Pictures and instructions can be found in another thread.

 

My florence case doesn't have such a thick lip that it feels like stretching the clip too much, and unless you use them as maracas i'm not so sure the two pens when clipped will rub against each other that much. The cap does rub over the clip though. and on the siennas you can clip them to the side of the case not the flap front it seems.

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You can create inserts for your Montblanc pouches that cover the length of the pouch. I have done so for my Montblanc Flip-Flap, Sienna, and oblong magnetic closure cases. For some of these, I have cut out the original inside tab dividers (the majority of my Flip-Flaps and two oblongs) and for others I have kept these dividers (all Siennas and Watermans). I like to insert the new dividers on a diagonal to fit the form of the pen and so that they stay in place when a pen has been removed.

 

 

Here is an example of a Flip-Flap with one of the inserts in the process of being fitted. For this one, I had cut out the original partial dividers.

 

<img src="https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1374028226__image.jpg" width="100%" length="100%">

is this pouch can put two 149s?

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I don't trust the ones which come with zipper. They may scratch the so call precious resin and the gold plate every single time you pull the pen out.

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I don't trust the ones which come with zipper. They may scratch the so call precious resin and the gold plate every single time you pull the pen out.

 

​I just got one with a zipper, and I've been wondering about this very matter. So, I carefully remove the pen each time so as to not drag the pen along the zipper on it's way out. Same thing when putting the pen in.

​But, I believe I'll go non-zipper in the future, so I don't have to be so careful.

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