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    Default Re: How often do you use your MB fountain pen?

    I've got a 146 and a 149. Both are great writers! No special treatment, they get used like any other. But, they are competing with about 80 other pens to get in the rotation, so they can go months in storage... I'd say that they get used a bit more than the average pen in the collection though.

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    A former high school classmate gave me a chrome Cross ballpoint pen one year for Christmas.

    I left it on a counter at a city office while looking at papers I was signing. When I noticed it was not in my shirt pocket, I went back and happily learned they had put it aside in case I returned to retrieve it.

    As a Navy officer, our working uniforms had flap pockets with pen loops, so losing the Montblanc Classique and MB rollerball was not a concern.

    Since then, I've managed to hang on to my Montblancs and Pelikans. Perhaps the money I invested in them motivates me to keep better track of them.
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    My EDC is a [Black Ice] Rhodia Dot pad No. 12 in a leather Rhodia cover that I bought from Vickerey.com. It's usually in a side pocket in my cargo pants. If traveling, it goes in the camera bag or a vintage Banana Republic correspondent's bag.

    When Rhodia Drive interviewed me a few years ago, I mentioned the No. 12 Dot Pad. The link to R Drive no longer works, so I reposted the interview on my blog.

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    Some years ago I figured I'd figure out the MB thing. I got a 145, 146 and 149 (the last two from the split-ebonite feed era). I got rid of the 145 (too small), even after I had Pendleton Brown grind a butter-line stub, and 149 (too big). The 146 was just right, and it's constantly inked and used every day - as mentioned in this "reviews, revisited" thread.

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    I have to clean and ink up my pens and I have few with some ink. It is fortunate Mont Blanc pen have less drying ink if you leave with for a long period !!!
    That has happened to me several times.

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    Default Re: How often do you use your MB fountain pen?

    Daily. I always have a 149 filled & on my desk. At the moment, it's a one from 1981-82 (one-piece barrel, spit-ebonite feed, and two-tone 14C nib) with a fine nib, filled with Montblanc Toffee Brown ink.

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    Default Re: How often do you use your MB fountain pen?

    Pretty much daily.
    Now that I usually work from home the WE edition is on my desk, inked with Toffee Brown and ready to go.
    An MB 149 was in more frequent use when I went to the firm's office.
    Once in a while another MB finds its way to an ink bottle and then to paper.

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    Default Re: How often do you use your MB fountain pen?

    Daily, too. My classic-shaped Montblancs are among my most reliable writers with great capacity.

    These three are always inked and ready to go on my desk with three colors of ink (L to R): a '69 149 EF filled with current 60ml MB Royal Blue, a '77 146 EF Arabic/Hebrew* nib filled with old-style 50ml MB IG blue-black, and a '73 149 EF filled with old-style 50ml MB black.

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    Default Re: How often do you use your MB fountain pen?

    I was going to forum to ask the same question. Hopefully even though the OP is almost a year ago, people will still read this. I was given the MP 149 as a birthday present by my kids :-) Clearly I had raised them right. Anyway up till then my daily driver was a Pilot Custom 823 which I like a lot. But having been given the MP I switched to it and as people know, not only is it a great pen, it writes really well. In fact I now use it every day. It never leaves my desk as my daily writing is almost all just keeping a journal into which I write about an A4 page a day. It's not that I live an exciting life that is worth chronicling but writing a journal each day provides a reason to write something each day to stop my penmenship from going to pot!

    I would think the pen and nib would handle this relatively light writing load but was interested in other people's view. Note unlike some other posters on this thread I would never consider taking the pen on the road. There are better suited pens for that.

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    I've been using fountain pens since 2008/2009. Just got my first two Montblancs this year. A 149 and a 146. Of the two I much prefer the 149 and I've been using it pretty regularly. Unfortunately, it started leaking where the nib assembly meets the section. I sent it off to Montblanc for repair last week.

    One thing about the 149 is that helped me realize a preference for larger pens. I'm in the process selling my smaller pens and the 146 will probably go on the selling block as well.

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    I use a 146 about every other week, and one of four or five Parker 51s every day. The 51 just fits my hand, although the 146 writes beautifully.

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    Default Re: How often do you use your MB fountain pen?

    I use my 146 around twice a week. I only use FP's, and usually use one of my Lamy FP's as an EDC.

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    I am a writer and prefer to write by hand rather than on computer. I write 5-6 days per week and always have 3 pens on my desk, a MB 149, MB 146, and a Sailor 1911L. I rotate between the three, often in the same day.

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    I use a 149 daily as a signature pen. Write a lot with an old springy 146 from back in the day.

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