The name resonates of tradition and high end writing instruments.
"For nearly one hundred years the name Montblanc has stood for the art of writing, while the snow-covered peak of Mont Blanc has symbolized the high-quality status of the brand with the distinctive white star."
I have owned a couple of different vintage MBs, a Monte Rosa and more recently a 32. However, I was not particularly enamored with either pen.
I would love one of the new models, say the John Lennon or the new Jonathan Swift in the Writers Editions. What gorgeous pens! However, they are a little above of the price that I am currently willing to give for a pen.
So I decided that I would look to the more traditional line. Say a 146 or 149. Since I had never used either, I endeavored to locate and test one at the Miami Pen Show in July.
I had no problem finding some wonderful examples of both of these pens at the table of Pennant Editor and Mr. Pen - Paul Erano.
I found both the 146 and the 149 to be lovely pens, well worthy of taking them home, although the 149 is a little on the large side for me. But the decision was completely taken away when I put the nib on this pen to paper.
The nib on this pen is amazing. Wonderful, gorgeous vintage flex. What more can I say?
The Akkerman's ink that I used is a sample of Bezuidenwoudgroen. It is a very dark, forest green which unfortunately scanned as black. If you like really nice dark green inks, you'll like this one.