Sunday, September 8, 2019

Montblanc Calligraphy pen series launch and Flex nibs.

Calligraphy  /kəˈliɡrəfē/

“Decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering”


A quick review about Montblanc new Flex nibs !

       What an exciting summer it has been, and how even more exciting that it’s ending with the release of the Meisterstück Calligraphy Pen Collection! However, we all know that the real excitement, or curiosity, is about their new and creative flex nib (made of pure solid 18k gold) inspired by their well known design from the 1950’s. Their flex nib is supposed to create lines of different varieties, from very broad to extra fine (depending on the pressure you use) while maintaining its smooth and feel-good sensation.

     It took a decent amount of time to design and complete this masterpiece of a nib (approximately 3 years between 35 skilled designers and craftsmen/women). The flex nib is offered on the Meisterstück Solitaire Gold Leaf and the classic black/gold Meisterstück 149.  The flex nib has a new symbol from Montblanc and is also engraved on the nib.

     The Meisterstück Solitaire Gold Leaf is wrapped in real gold leaf, which is all hand applied, creating a unique design on each pen. This pen takes a mesmerizing spin on the classic black and gold colors we all well know from Montblanc. It also features a full black PVD  coated clip and three full black PVD rings with the Montblanc brand name embellished on it. It’s also offered as a rollerball and in the calligraphy nib, which is a hand-crafted Au750/18K gold ruthenium-coated nib. The barrel is a black translucent  lacquer topped with a black lacquer cap.

      The idea behind this pen is to bring out the rich history of the art of writing, and to embrace this through the calligraphy nib. Calligraphy is a form of art that has reached all parts of the world, and can have different meanings amongst different cultures. For example, in China, calligraphy is seen as more than just a form of art. It’s a form of self-expression, personality, and success.

   How amazing that art and writing are expressed so differently and uniquely amongst all cultures, yet brings people together all over the world? From first glance at the Solitaire Gold Leaf I thought it looked like there were different continents placed on the pen. Due to the gold leaf being hand applied, it’s like each pen has a new world on it to discover.

What a neat and beautiful contribute to the art and history of calligraphy, as well as a unique take to the classic Montblanc design.


The Montblanc 149 fountain pen is a large fountain ( largest of the Montblanc fountain pens also thicker) and the 146 also known as LeGrand is a size smaller.  The filling mechanism is piston fill.

Below picture the comparison is between the 149 flex, 146 gold leaf flex, Marlyn Monroe Muses and Montblanc Boheme.

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 By - Amber

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