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Montblanc Platinum 149 Obbb



Tom Kellie

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Montblanc Platinum 149 OBBB



~ After writing with a Montblanc 149 OBBB nib for half a year, its charms made a deep impression.


Having mistakenly supposed that such a wide nib would be awkward or unwieldy for everyday use, it was a pleasant surprise to find that the OBBB was versatile.


The display of ink qualities, the smooth flow on paper, the capacity for diferent line widths — all of these were self-evident.


Therefore a Platinum 149 was purchased and sent away for a nib exchange to OBBB. Six weeks later an express package arrived with the pen.


After being filled with Montblanc Lavender Purple ink it wrote on ordinary paper with clear strokes.


I especially enjoy the feel and look of OBBB handwriting, which is subtly expressive.


The following images show the process of unwrapping and first writing with the pen.



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The Box


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The Contents


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The Wrapping


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The Pouch


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The Pen


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The Nib


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The Writing


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The OBBB




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Lovely Tom. Thanks for sharing. It is a looker.

 

I was just using a 149 with an M this morning and thinking how it really would have been a nicer experience with a wider nib. Enjoy your growing stable of "extreme" 149 nibs.

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Tom, congrats on such a nice package to receive! I have been wanting a Platinum 149, too, and with a wider nib than the two stock choices available nowadays. Great choice and wonderful hand writing as well! I think I'll be inking up my OBBB 149 soon :)

I keep thinking about selling some of my pens but all that happens is I keep acquiring more!

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I am in LOOOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

If I could marry a nib and have children with it...this will be the nib...... :lol: :lol:

 

 

 

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The OBBB

 

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The beautiful lines it puts down aside, the nib itself is gorgeous! The OBBB obviously makes the nib shape dramatically changed, in my opinion, than to a regular F or M. It has 'presence' if that's the right word to use.

 

Thanks for sharing Tom :)

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The two O3B nibs are almost like an original and a negative. ;)

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Amen, for the joy of broad nibs; A friend gave me her husband's pens, which included a 146, unfortunately with a M nib. I later purchased another to have a broader nib. MB USA said the largest available for the 146 was OBB & it was worth the almost $300 to have another pen with such a broader nib than the M. I do not understand the appeal of the Fine & even finer nibs, just as I am sure those who prefer them don't understand my preferences for 1.5 sized nibs; it is nice both are available.

 

It has been a pleasure to see your selection of MB "beauties," thank you for sharing.

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The two O3B nibs are almost like an original and a negative. ;)

 

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Tom- forgot to ask you:

 

Is the OBBB considered bespoke in the sense that one purchases a new 149 and then adds on top of that $1,500 just for the new nib? That's what I understood when I inquired about the signature nib earlier.

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