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    (Montblanc 149 - Calligraphy ..... Montblanc Midnight Blue IG)
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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Thanks, Ptero. I have tested the nib with Montblanc Irish Green. I might give it a whirl with Iroshizuku Kon Peki, as that ink is very wet. But still...the pen should write well with their own ink.

    I generally love the pen, I really do. I like the dimensions, I love the nib performance (when it writes!), and I still don't regret getting it. But I'm thinking about sending it back to Montblanc.

    I tried to write the above 4 or 5 sentences but pen literally stopped writing in the middle. I give up on this pen. I need to decide if I'll ask for a refund or risk sending it back to Montblanc.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Very happy with mine... I write with a light touch and have poor pressure control, so it just adds some expression to everyday meeting notes. No issues so far (knocking on something)!


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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    A longer term review:

    https://youtu.be/LQ5rrzNMFxI

    and for something also interesting:

    https://youtu.be/7dC_iyS1PmM
    Omas lover, and have a few other pens

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Maybe it's my impression Ptero. But I find the nib has given more flair to your downstrokes

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I've been looking for one but wasn't sure who a reliable vendor was to go to. Should I buy from Europe of the US? Any recommended vendors?

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baisao View Post
    I've been looking for one but wasn't sure who a reliable vendor was to go to. Should I buy from Europe of the US? Any recommended vendors?
    If I were going to purchase a new MB, I wouldn't hesitate to go to a MB boutique.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Baisao View Post
    I've been looking for one but wasn't sure who a reliable vendor was to go to. Should I buy from Europe of the US? Any recommended vendors?
    If I were going to purchase a new MB, I wouldn't hesitate to go to a MB boutique.
    True, I got mine from the MB online shop, feels better for me to get it directly from the manufacturer (Shops are since many weeks closed anyway because of lockdown again).

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I reground the nib myself and now it's an excellent writer.

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    I'm warming up to it.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I ended up sending the nib back anyway because I was not satisfied with the line width without pressure. Came back with a nice, crisp EF line without pressure and writing perfectly.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post


    I'm warming up to it.
    Is that "Montblanc - Irish Green"?
    "I can only improve my self, not the world."

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    Quote Originally Posted by michalk View Post
    Received mine a couple of days ago and gave it some (a lot) of training
    Great pen, great nib. Initialy foas railroading a bit, but I flushed it and it improved significantly. But still I'm planing to change the feed to ebonite custom feed soon.
    Comapred to vintage flex nibs? - different story. Some of them are MUCH softer, require less pressure, and still snap back fast, but are more difficult to write "normally" and fast. With MB you can write fast.
    Compared to Pilot FA (size 15) nib - simillar feeling. Which one is better? Dont know. yet. In Pilot I use ebonite custom feed.
    May I ask what ink that is in the example shown?
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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Yes! Love MB inks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
    Yes! Love MB inks.
    Splendid.
    That only steels my resolve to own this ink.
    I have been mixing other inks to come up with that exact shade, shading ability and tone.
    No more...
    It's time for simplicity.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Do yourself a favor and also get Toffee Brown and Amethyst Purple.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
    Do yourself a favor and also get Toffee Brown and Amethyst Purple.
    Taking that recommendation to heart!
    Thank you sir!
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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    My writing still needs a lot of work, but I'm having fun with this nib now.


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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Test, I just wrote a posting and it just vanashed. How frustrating

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I was in a Montblanc boutique a few days ago and was told that the 149s with this wonderful nib cannot be found anywhere
    This is very frustrating since in addition to being a fan of Montblanc I also collect and love using pre 1930s Waterman pens, which are known for their great flexible nibs.

    When these first came out, I put my name on a list at the Fountain pen Hospital. They were going to notify people when they became available. I never heard from them

    So this nib is, for me at least, like the very frustrating "un-obtainium"

    Maybe someday before i die, I will get to see one of these pens, but I'm not holding my breath

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