For the first time here, I also chose the rose gold trim from Montblanc. I recently wrote about how pens with rose gold hardware (clips, cap bands, even nibs) are new to me, and this particular pen has been popular since January. The rose gold used by Montblanc has a more reddish tint, the opposite of the pale pink you often see, with subtle effects. Under certain lighting conditions, you may have a hard time distinguishing this finish from the standard Montblanc gold finish, but the difference is definitely there.
I pointed out above how some oversized pens are actually sold as artwork or status symbols, which means they’re big (usually?)! , you won’t really use them unless you have the Hulk’s hands. Writing. The Montblanc 149 is not one of them. Although skeptical at first, Montblanc Meisterstück Gold-Coated Classique Fountain Pen I’m now convinced that the 149 may actually be one of the better pens available for longer writing sessions. That doesn’t mean there won’t be an adjustment period if you’re used to writing with a slim writing instrument.
Don’t knock it before you try it: larger nibs on larger fountain pens (such as the Montblanc 149, Montegrappa Extra 1930) and, as far as I know, the Sailor King of Pen, offer a uniquely smooth writing experience.
Although I couldn’t find a confirmation sheet for the exact size, the handcrafted 18k gold nib seems to be comparable to the refills found in Pelikan and Montegrappa’s larger flagship pens. It’s a beautiful piece of work. As I noted in a recent post about sparse stubs, I opted for a wide range of stubs, which I think are actually stubs. The nib writes smoothly, wet and varied, with lines that are not wide enough for regular writing. You may not be able to use this nib for writing in calendars, but at least in my experience, it keeps a journal and is proficient at note taking.
First impressions aside, the Montblanc 149 is surprisingly light for its size. Despite the high-capacity piston filler fitted to the body, the filling system doesn’t add much weight and I can easily post or unpost it with the pen. One thing I had to learn was that after a period of adjustment, sometimes I had to change my grip, and as long as the weight of the pen wasn’t leaning too far back, the larger pen could write comfortably for long periods of time. . The balance on the 149 is perfect for me, so much so that I can post this pen with ease. When you write with it, your (or at least my) hand quickly gets used to the size, which is where I had trouble with the larger Pelikan models (M800 and M1000), including what felt like a heavier piston.