I didn’t expect that I would ever be featuring a Montblanc here but this one came my way and here it is. It’s not a Meisterstück, to be sure, but it’s a solid pen and I bet it didn’t come cheap. They never do. It dates to the seventies, I think, when these very slim pens were popular. It’s a cartridge/converter and it suffers from the same problem that afflicts all c/c pens: there are no interesting gubbins inside to tell you about. Once you’ve said it’s a cartridge/converter you’re left struggling in vain for something new and original to say that doesn’t apply to all the other cartridge/converters. It snaps shut with a positive and rather impressive click. It has a bird-splat on each end so that your work colleague will know that you have a Montblanc.
And it writes well with a consistent medium line. That’s about it. Oh, and it doesn’t post. I expect that’s a feature.
By the way, she said proudly, this is not my only Montblanc. I have a shiny black piston filler in my parts box with a cracked cap and no nib.