Mont Blanc pens are injection molded plastic. There's a seam somewhere in there that's polished over and invisible but there. They are fragile and they are extremely overpriced pens that Madison Avenue did a great job promoting. For a similar amount of money for a modern pen a Parker Duofold is a far better choice made of a solid casting of acrylic. For far less money an Esterbrook is a cool older pen that has nostalgia and history and uniqueness.
Strange as it may seem I have been collecting both flashlights and fountain pens for more than 20 years....
Would love to get over to the New york or LA pens shows from Australia one day...
I generally collect old Pelikans , Parker Vacumatics and old Mont Blancs..
Customs nibs can be ordered for most from Richard Binder www.richardspens.com
or at www.nibs.com!
Today I am EDCing my Toledo
I doubt that there are many of us that collect both!! I strange combination perhaps
I wouldn't say I collect fountain pens, but I do use a green EF Pelikan 120 for note taking.
Pelikans are know as great pens for a reason!
Possibly Pelikans are the RA Clicky of the pen world....... bomb proof!
Whoa, it's been five (5) years since I posted in here. Just curious about the outcome of the pen situation for Malpaso.
Anyways, here's a pair of FPs that I collected, but don't know if they're truly collectibles!
They look really great
Will they ever write a word?!
I'll post some "writing" samples up later.Originally Posted by CustomCollector