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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

    My Wing Sung 629 piston filler glows red. Ooo, precious resin!
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

    I've never really paid attention to these Montblanc threads before. They are full of dramatic stories, mysteries, intrigues, deceits.

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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    I've never really paid attention to these Montblanc threads before. They are full of dramatic stories, mysteries, intrigues, deceits.
    Goodness yes! The FPN Montblanc subform used to be notorious for that, and the aggressive moderators made the best of it.

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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

    We all know the Precious Resin that shows red comes from Esterbrook J series jewels.

    Shine a bright light on them and you will understand why there are so many missing jewels

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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    We all know....
    Um...

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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

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    This is what the Flashlight test looks like. Here it is on a Montblanc 147. The plastic should glow red. I have done it on my rollerball and ballpoint pens as well and it glows red which I was surprised because I thought those were just plastic and precious resin only on fountain pens. Just have to have the right angle and light.

    Itís at least one test to use along with other tells in order to authenticate, but ultimately best to buy from a trusted seller.
    Last edited by Ozzy; January 2nd, 2023 at 04:57 PM.

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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

    Not exclusive to Mb. So not a reliable sign of authenticity.


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    Default Re: The "Flashlight" Test

    Quote Originally Posted by dr_kevy View Post
    Not exclusive to Mb. So not a reliable sign of authenticity.


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    This is true.I heard that several black resin pens glow red like the Montblanc resin does, especially fake ones.
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