There are few ‘things’ out there that are so iconic that they may stand as an epitome for the whole ‘thing’-category that they are a part of. The Montblanc Meisterstück is such an epitome: even if you’re a lifetime BIC-ballpoint user that couldn’t care less for the whole genre of writing instruments, there is a very high likelihood that you will recognise this fountain pen in an instance – probably even by only glancing at the ‘snow cap’-finial.
And while there are opinions in the pen communities on whether the above is an example of excellent fountain pen manufacturing or rather of excellence in marketing orchestration, there is a lot less doubt about the fact that many a self-acclaimed fountain pen connoisseur is likely to own a Montblanc Meisterstück pen sooner or later. And if not, then it is quite often for well-formed personal political-economical reasons.
Certainly, as a fountain pen-reviewer, the portfolio seems incomplete without having added a review of the Meisterstück to the stack. I had this review on my to do-lists for nearly three years until it actually manifested itself in below motion picture.
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the kind people at La Couronne du Comte for supporting the review of this pen. You can also buy the Montblanc Meisterstück Le Grand (146) Red Gold at their webshop (no affiliate-link, just a friendly pointer).
But now, check out the video-review below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Montblanc Meisterstück Le Grand (146) Red Gold
- Available with yellow gold and platinum trims as well
- Precious resin barrel
- Red gold plated accents and trims
- Piston filler
- 14k gold nib, bi-color (with rhodium plating)
- Available nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B), Double Broad (BB), Oblique Medium (OM), Oblique Broad (OB), and Oblique Double Broad (OBB)
- Price: around 600 €
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