Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Quiet Little Changes?



Uncial

Recommended Posts

This concerns the 1912 and the black Rouge et Noir. I was in my local MB shack and looking at pens I could't afford and drooling. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that they had a little row of black Rouge et Noir's and as I looked at them I noticed some of them had a more tapered piston nob. So I asked the staff to reach a few of them out of the case for me and lo and behold, some of them posted perfectly securely and some of them didn't post at all. Now I avoided this pen because all the reviews said it didn't post, but curiosity got the better of me and I asked the staff member if a small change had been made to the pen and they told me, yes. They also told me it wasn't the only one that had changed in recent months and pulled out a 1912 to demonstrate how an inner cap ring had been scratching the barrel and had now been removed on some newer models! Now I know the staff at the boutiques aren't always that accurate with their information, so I thought I would flag this here to see if there is any truth to it or if the Rouge et Noir simply has some variance in manufacturing that allows some of the caps to post securely. I can assure you that the pen I looked at posted securely. This same boutique told me quite a while ago that although the cap of the 1912 did post but shouldn't be posted due to a possible cracking issue - which I think is true as I've read about that issue here. But can anyone confirm or deny the rest of these possible quiet changes?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Uncial

    2

  • jagwap

    2

  • Ceelo

    2

  • SE1980

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

I'm dubious about that information for the fact the 1912 is no longer in production and hasn't been for a couple of years. I don't see how any changes could be made in a such a sort product cycle. Also I own two, reasonably far apart and both have rings, though nothing near as bad as what everyone talks about.

 

Did you get any photos of the ReN?

Short cuts make delays, but inns make longer ones.
Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, A Short Cut to Mushrooms

Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't get a photo of the R et N but next time I'm in I will ask and see if they let me. Since posting this I watched Figboot pens (?) Review on YouTube and he mentioned the possible change in cap rings too on the 1912.

Edited by Uncial
Link to post
Share on other sites

I also read here that the 1912 was only put through production once.

 

But given how well received it is, it shouldn't be a surprise if they ran it again.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure it was well received either by the wider non-FP community, given it's price. I know the boutiques I've spoke with all seem to have one in stock and struggle to move them.

Short cuts make delays, but inns make longer ones.
Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, A Short Cut to Mushrooms

Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually I'm fine with the markings on my 1912's barrel made by the cap and it has became part of the pen already.

 

So for now I just enjoy using it daily.

 

Speaking of production, I'm not sure if MB has officially stopped production of the 1912 but I still see them on sale at my local MB boutiques. Perhaps those are remaining stocks?

Lamy 2000 FP, PP, BP, MFP & RB. Mont Blanc Meisterstück 161 Le Grand Platinum BP & Heritage 1912 FP.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a new 1912 being sent from an AD in Italy, he had to wait 2 weeks to source it from MB (which he noted was unusual) - will have to wait and see..

Edited by Nathanb
Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting back to the R et N, I would be very interested in knowing if a change has been made. The original ones can be posted, but only precariously, and would have to be pushed on so tight that they would be almost sure to leave a mark. Some of the better Japanese urushi pens avoid that by putting a thin ring of felt just inside the cap.

 

Montblanc is still offering the 1912 as a current model on its US web site:

 

http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/collection/writing-instruments/heritage/109049-montblanc-heritage-collection-1912-fountain-pen.html

Rationalizing pen and ink purchases since 1967.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37634
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30408
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25570
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • halffriedchicken
      Not sure if this has been suggested already but would a setting for localized regions or chapters in FPN be helpful? I don't know if there is a way to find local FPN members who would be nearby. I don't know if we want to be discoverable but a setting to know how many members are in 25, 50, or a 100 miles of each other might be helpful. We can create a regions specific network like Craigslist where people could use that to connect with nearby members, conduct in person sales, arrange FPN meetups
    • Daneaxe
      Hi again all, I forgot to tell y'all that I made the post about Sweden ink PIF. Most have probably found it long ago, but here's a link, anyway:      
    • Ayami_109
      I read your blog post and all the replies with much interest. I'm a FP user in Australia. Been part of this forum for years but rarely post. I did come across your ink sharing thread and considered participation. For me it's not lack of interest but lack of time to play around with FP and inks. I'd feel bad to put my hand up for the box and just have it sit until gosh knows when...   I also think that the FP community in Australia is smaller, and I wonder how many in the community are
    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
    • LizEF
      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 6 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 6 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 6 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 6 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 6 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. amadeus06
      amadeus06
      (35 years old)
    2. AppleheadMay
      AppleheadMay
      (54 years old)
    3. Bladerunner
      Bladerunner
      (67 years old)
    4. Boveri
      Boveri
      (52 years old)
    5. civcivli
      civcivli
      (32 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...