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Poa 2014 - Steinway 888



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I have already posted some photos of the PoA 2014 Steinway 888 but now I have decided to ink it, I will share also some writing samples with them.

 

This is my first PoA fountain pen but as soon as saw it on Internet I found it amazing (the 888 edition because I think the 4810 edition doesn't show the domain of Steinway). The price was of course a blocking factor but at the beginning of the year I had the opportunity to buy it so I decided to please me. In real the pen is is even much more beautiful than on Internet photos and I'm really to own it. When I received it, I didn't ink it because I was not sure if I wanted to use it or keep it new but this week-end I decided it is a dreadful shame to keep it in its box or in a pouch. Currently it is inked with Montblanc Lavender Purple and I like the result. For the future I will think to which other ink I can use in this pen.

 

It is a real pleasure to write with the pen, the M nib is as other 146 nib sizing I have on other limited edition of Montblanc a little bit less flexible than the ones of my 149 and 149 UNICEF skeleton but it is not an issue. The pen without the cap is really light and easy and comfortable to use and write for long time. The cap is really weight and beautiful with a transparent window and a skeletonized to represent a piano frame in Au solid gold. And there is also the great and so nice big Montblanc star in mother-of-pearl!

So now it is time for the photos:

 

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And now some writing samples with the pen and Lavender Purple ink:

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And the characteristics of the pen in French:

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In the future I will try to post additional writing photos using the pen.

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A wonderful pen, and thanks for the writing sample. Regarding the size of the pen, I assume that it is closer to the size of the standard MB 149 pen, isnt it? Thank you.

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~ Cyrille:

 

You've spoiled us with so many outstanding images.

The stunning limited edition pen, the distinctive nib, the packaging, and the very nice handwriting samples — all first-rate.

By opting for the Limited Edition 888 you've acquired a work of art which honors music craftsmanship.

The several handwriting samples display what the M nib is capable of writing with Montblanc Lavender Purple.

Elegant, tasteful and precious.

Thank you for posting this.

Tom K.

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A wonderful pen, and thanks for the writing sample. Regarding the size of the pen, I assume that it is closer to the size of the standard MB 149 pen, isnt it? Thank you.

 

No so close. I just took a photo with the 2 nibs side-by-side for the comparaison and the 149 is bigger:

 

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I also take the advantage of the opportunity to take a photo of the cap showing the nib inside the transparent window (added in the first post).

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Beautiful..!! And I am so happy that youve decided to use it :) Thats what it is for after all. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures

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Beautiful..!! And I am so happy that youve decided to use it :) Thats what it is for after all. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures

 

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Enjoy your new treasure. The 888 is a marked improevent over the 4810 in my opinion. I am glad you decided to use it.

If you want less blah, blah, blah and more pictures, follow me on Instagram!

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Cyrille- Thanks for the picture of the Steinway pen with the MB 149. It gave me a good estimation of the size of the Steinway pen. BTW, I have sent a link to your post too a friend who is a wonderful pianist and is a professional piano tech. He heads a major University's Piano Technology Dept., and is a great fan of Steinway Pianos, and fountain pens. :)

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I first saw your pen on instagram, but I like the photos here better, thank you for sharing your beatuful collection, I will never get tired of this!

 

Cheers,

 

 

Luis A.

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That's one of the nicest cap designs I've seen, in a good while. It's beautiful.

 

Congratulations, Cyrille.

Enjoy it in good health. And thanks for sharing.

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Few additional info to the review.

First a photo to compare the size of the pen without cap with other models:

 

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And now a comparaison of the weight of each model with and without cap in grams:

  • 149 / 33 / 22,4
  • Hemingway / 33,9 / 24
  • Steinway 888 / 67,2 / 35
  • St-Exupéry 1931 / 77,1 / 47
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~ Cyrille:

 

That's quite a photo!

Showing the four pens side-by-side is a useful comparison.

Thank you for posting it with weights included.

Your lovely pens are in superb condition.

They're a pleasure to see.

Tom K.

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