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    Default MB 234 1/2

    I had been looking for a 4 sized vintage MB because although i like the nib on my 1950s 146G, i begin to notice its weight when i'm writing with it for an extended time. I ended up with a 234 1/2 which seems to be a popular vintage MB. I think this is a fifties version, with the gold nib and what i think is a non-telescoping piston. (I haven't opened it up) It's marked "234 1/2" and "BB" on the blind cap.
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    Default Re: MB 234 1/2

    Gorgeous pen, this is my favourite MB era for practical and useful pens, I had a 236 which was really nice to use, yet another pen that I regret selling.


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    Default MB 234 1/2

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    I had been looking for a 4 sized vintage MB because although i like the nib on my 1950s 146G, i begin to notice its weight when i'm writing with it for an extended time. I ended up with a 234 1/2 which seems to be a popular vintage MB. I think this is a fifties version, with the gold nib and what i think is a non-telescoping piston. (I haven't opened it up) It's marked "234 1/2" and "BB" on the blind cap.




    Indeed one of the best models to begin Montblanc vintage pens collection from the 50s.
    You would be interested to get 234 1/2 with the popular bowtie/ hourglass clip ( pic attached)

    It just adds an unique character to the pen.



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    Default Re: MB 234 1/2

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktaurian View Post



    Indeed one of the best models to begin Montblanc vintage pens collection from the 50s.
    You would be interested to get 234 1/2 with the popular bowtie/ hourglass clip ( pic attached)

    It just adds an unique character to the pen.



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    I'm mostly a nib guy -- the a soft BB nib is my sweet spot -- but i do like the bow-tie clip. That's the luxury L model, no?

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    Default MB 234 1/2

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Viktaurian View Post



    Indeed one of the best models to begin Montblanc vintage pens collection from the 50s.
    You would be interested to get 234 1/2 with the popular bowtie/ hourglass clip ( pic attached)

    It just adds an unique character to the pen.



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    I'm mostly a nib guy -- the a soft BB nib is my sweet spot -- but i do like the bow-tie clip. That's the luxury L model, no?
    Absolutely, "Nib" is the soul of the pen IMHO.

    Yes it's the luxury model, it was produced with the PL (Platinum lines) model as well ( a grail pen for sure).


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    Default Re: MB 234 1/2

    My 234s are among the few Montblancs I kept.

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    Default Re: MB 234 1/2

    Jar, what's the one next to the Pelikan? A 146?

    And does anyone know of a good reference that includes info on the 234 1/2?

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    Default Re: MB 234 1/2

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Jar, what's the one next to the Pelikan? A 146?

    And does anyone know of a good reference that includes info on the 234 1/2?
    I think that's one of my 144s not one of my celluloid 146s.


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    Default Re: MB 234 1/2

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
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    What a fantastic trio!

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