- Model Number: 10575
Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 149 Fountain Pen
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- F-fine print -149 (10574)
- Clip:Gold finishing clip, with serial number
- Size: Length: 148 mm × shaft diameter approx. 15 mm
- Trim:Embossed gold finish three ring, the MONTBLANC brand name
- Nib:Hand-crafted using rhodium-plated inlay 18 K Gold
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Top Customer Reviews
The pen is large and wide, but fairly light for its size. For me, it's much more comfortable to hold compared to the smaller sized ones.
The pen is made using"precious resin", which is definitely better than plastics on cheap disposable pens. However, it is not as nice as the light weight cotton resin on OMAS, and it feels cheap compared to the fine Lacquer finish of Dupont pens.
I paid about $700 for this pen at a retail store. I have bought much better writers (Dupont, OMAS, Pelikan, Cartier) at the same price point, and all of them proved to be better writer than this MB 149. On the other hand, it's a respectable black fountain pen to bring into a meeting to impress clients, as most people don't know other fine pens.
Overall, this pen is probably better suited as a dress piece as opposed to a writer's pen.
One downside to the montblanc, and I suspect other fountain pens, is its bleed: the solvent used in the ink is volatile, and will collect in the cap in transport, from body heat, weather change, or if left unused for lengths of time. This will stain your fingers and clothes inevitably. I have read that the company will drill the cap, but that's a month's turn-around in shipping time.
I recently had to return my pen for repair -- the barrel came free of the threaded area, if you can imagine -- and the repair was fairly expensive. So, there are apparently uneven runs in the making of these instruments. One wouldn't think an eight hundred dollar pen liable to such things, but there you have it.
I will say that the experience that writing with this pen brings, worth the hassles -- but you have to spend a lot of time with a pen to warrant the frustrations a fountain pen can spawn. Otherwise, it is a luxury item, used to wow the cognoscenti.
To state it succinctly -- I have replaced my pen three times due to loss and damage (the company will replace it at cost, which is a nice thing) and would do so instantly should I be so forced again. This pen will disappear in your hand, given the right paper. It is to the writer what the brush is to a painter, and a very intimate experience.
I used mine through the years, but cleaned and retired it probably 10 years ago. I just got it out again, and after reading the Amazon reviews, think I will fill it, and fire it up again!
It is so great these days to discover (or rediscover) something that has a timeless value.
The problem is, when you buy a new Montblanc fountain pen, you cannot try out the nib before you buy it... So it remains a challenge to find the right pen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned this pen for a number of years, It's a nice writer but not was nice as my Pelikan M800 or my Waterman Exception. Recenly the barrel cracked and the pen is now useless. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Corgle
I am among the wild and crazy group of people in this world that would call themselves a fountain pen collector. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JRH
I am now an ex-Mont Blanc customer. I have had several MB pens and watches, so when I retired a few years ago, I bought myself an M149 Miersterstuck to celebrate. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sam SoCal Golfer
The pen indeed looked new, never inked but the ink feed through the nib is inconsistent. I am sending it to Mont Blanc to be serviced.Published 17 months ago by bibliophile
I received my Mont Blanc Diplomat from my wife on our second anniversary.
That was 1983. I had just become registered as an Architect, and it was a gift for that milestone,... Read more
In a pen retailing for $915 (add a few hundred dollars for a desk stand and leather carry case if you wish) one expects exceptional engineering and NO COST CUTTING! Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Torontogunguy
These are nice pens. They write well. So does a Waterford at $150, and a Lamy or a Noodler' at $20. Seriously. Someone PLEASE tell me there's that kind of difference. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by Bill Welsh
Twenty years ago my friend Clifford West showed me his, the last of 6 he owned. The others he gave away. The best thing for pen and ink, he told me. Read morePublished on July 12, 2012 by phil morse
I got this pen but something is wrong. My model has a 14k gold nib, but the model 149 has a 18k gold nib. Don't know whats wrong...Published on June 22, 2011 by T. Cambau