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So if a dozen pens can do something where the MB fails, we're not to call out the MB?

The bigger issue? MB thinks they're FAR more than they are. We're not saying they're bad per se...but they are NOT any better, IMO, than several other top-drawer brands. They're about the only pen maker to push the whole "prestige" or "lifestyle" aspect. They share "Rolex hate" in the sense that they're the layman's answer to "what's a good..." for pens...but IMO Rolex has the technical chops to justify it. In what manner is MB technically better than, say, Pelikan or a higher-end Pilot...generally, those with 10 or 15 size nibs?

If you want something to impress your doctor or lawyer buds...you go MB. If you want a writer? MB is *one* choice, but there are MANY others.
Again: over 25 years of MB use (note the word “use” not ownership) and I have never dropped one.

If I was in the habit of dropping them I would use a $1 biro.

So other pens can do what a MB cannot - is it in the job spec? Was it a requirement?

If getting dropped on a concrete floor IS part of the job spec buy one of those military spec metal bodied pens and be done with it.

If its not part of the job spec - buy a MB.
 

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I don't see a lot of people claiming that Pelikan, Sailor, Pilot, etc are junk because of the one thing they don't do as well, though.
^^^^^^. THIS ^^^^^^^^

I am always amazed at the hate and jealousy created by MB.

I had a friend tell me the other day that they were junk. I asked him to recommend other pens.

Both of his recommendations have gone out of business. Thats just great when you want parts.

Omas was one of them. Great to pay top dollar for a pen no one has heard of, and has gone bankrupt. True you may be able to dive a main battle tank over it, but who cares when you cant get them serviced.
 
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Over time my Montblanc's grew on me, and the few I have among many are my favorite writers. Their nibs all have character and a unique personality that can be good or bad for some. If you desire absolute consistency from one nib to another, a Lamy Safari or other brands that mass stamp produce them for low cost might be a better choice.
 

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Great brand with amazing quality. "The best" is definitely not :) Before buying a pen read, check videos on you tube and learn. I bought a Waterman few months ago and I'm really happy with it and I use it every day.

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My last full-price purchase from MB was the UNICEF solitaire ballpoint. Desired it for a Long time, but never pulled the trigger until it was pulled from regular display this year.

So far, it has drawn admiration from colleagues and customers - the alphabet motif has proven very attractive.

On the flight between Auckland and Melbourne, I lent to a grateful neighbouring passenger to complete his immigration forms...I was a bit concerned with how Long it took him to complete that form...

I was in the Audemars Piguet boutique yesterday and the manager there also complimented the pen and I let him play with it.

Though I have other fountain pens, this particular pen has been worth the purchase, I love the weight and the feel, and the admiration.


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I own a Montblanc, it was my grandfather's. Not sure if I would buy one given the current price on them. With that being said, they are nice. I prefer the Lamy Tipo in the background for daily use. montblanc.jpg
 

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I have quite a few Mont Blanc pens and i must say that although they are not the best in terms of writing and quality, what makes them unique is the story behind the limited edition series such as Patron of Arts and Writers
 
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