A piston-filler with a retractable nib? Interesting...
Length (capped): 119.6 mm/4.71''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 124.5 mm/4.90''
Length (posted): N/A
Barrel Diameter: 11.0 mm/0.43''
Section Diameter: 9.9 mm/0.39''
Nib material: 14KT Gold
Weight (all): 48 g
Weight (cap):10 g
Weight (body): 38 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Price: € 880,00
Where to buy: La Couronne du Comte (Discount code: GOURMET10 gets you 10% off your purchase, but excludes Montblanc - as required by Montblanc!)
The Heritage Collection was inspired by the original Simplo Safety filler, but is a modern take. It looks different to Montblanc's usual cigar-shaped pens.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
This 14kt gold, rhodium-plated nib is a double broad. The nib is on the small side, but it suits the pen. It is also retractable, so it has to tuck into the barrel. It has a single slit and a perfect little triangular breather hole. It is engraved with 4810, the Montblanc logo, Montblanc, and the gold content.
The clip is quite snug, but is very usable. It's good it's snug though, because the pen is pretty heavy.
Since there isn't a designated section, I tried out a variety of configurations before I settled on what was most comfortable for me. The threads aren't sharp at all, so if you must grip them, it won't hurt. Gripping right above the threads is most comfortable for me.