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Mb 149 Expression Nib - Calligraphy?



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It does require a lighter hand for using it without flexing.

 

Actually, my experience is quite the opposite. It requires a very heavy hand to flex. Not even a ballpoint pen requires as much pressure to write as this nib requires to flex.

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Actually, my experience is quite the opposite. It requires a very heavy hand to flex. Not even a ballpoint pen requires as much pressure to write as this nib requires to flex.

 

Dear Vlad,

Although I'm still in Week 2 of usage, but I agree it requires a heavy hand to flex. This pressure is almost equal to Noodler's Ahab or maybe even more. I'm a little scared to push it more than required, thereby using it mostly as an EF nib with an occasional flourish here and there.

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Actually, my experience is quite the opposite. It requires a very heavy hand to flex. Not even a ballpoint pen requires as much pressure to write as this nib requires to flex.

 

 

 

Dear Vlad,

Although I'm still in Week 2 of usage, but I agree it requires a heavy hand to flex. This pressure is almost equal to Noodler's Ahab or maybe even more. I'm a little scared to push it more than required, thereby using it mostly as an EF nib with an occasional flourish here and there.

 

It doesn't require that much pressure to flex it. It's soft like a Pilot FA nib. Doesn't require a heavy hand at all. You will damage it if you are pressing down on it like a steel ahab.

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Been using my 149 flex as a hard workhorse quick note taker at work continuously and it doesn't miss a heartbeat. Such a smooth EF and reliable daily writer. At the same time flexing this wonderful nib is so effortless! I think Montblanc perfected the vintage flex nib here. Delivers the best of both worlds, just tight enough to give the control you need for fast reliable normal true EF writing and ink flow control, and perfectly soft and snappy enough for effortless flexing with a generous ink flow that increases with pressure to ensure railroad free line variation. :cloud9:

 

 

There is no mushiness nor railroading anemic ink flow that all modern flex nibs were plagued with.

 

What a nib engineering feat!

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Been using my 149 flex as a hard workhorse quick note taker at work continuously and it doesn't miss a heartbeat. Such a smooth EF and reliable daily writer. At the same time flexing this wonderful nib is so effortless! I think Montblanc perfected the vintage flex nib here. Delivers the best of both worlds, just tight enough to give the control you need for fast reliable normal true EF writing and ink flow control, and perfectly soft and snappy enough for effortless flexing with a generous ink flow that increases with pressure to ensure railroad free line variation. :cloud9:

 

 

There is no mushiness nor railroading anemic ink flow that all modern flex nibs were plagued with.

 

What a nib engineering feat!

 

 

This is a well-deserved praise of an extraordinary nib. Through the page of this forum, max dog has clearly demonstrated that the hype about the Calligraphy nib of the Meisterstück 149 has a deep and sound raison d'être.

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Not sure how long these will continue to be made available, but my guess is once their inventory runs out, that will be that.

Rumor is MB will be introducing a different specialty nib soon...probably called Curved nib, but I might be wrong here. That the Calligraphy will no longer be in production, is a big shame

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