Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Montblanc Meisterstück 149 Calligraphy Flex Pen and a More Affordable Option

I still get a lot of questions about the Montblanc Meisterstück 149 Calligraphy Flex Pen. In case you missed it, I have a full video on it, including my thoughts and some writing samples so you can see it in action. I still think it's a great pen. It is not an inexpensive pen, and I am totally surprised and impressed that Montblanc was able to pull this off so well. I'm actually really pleased about it.

The feed is plastic but I do find that with slow and steady writing - and sometimes even rather quick writing - it keeps up quite well. You can check out the writing sample in the video to see what I mean. If you're not willing and/or able to drop nearly $1000 on a fountain pen, fear not. There are reasonable options for fun out there. If you're looking for a far more affordable option, check out the Franklin-Christoph #6 HPS Extra-fine steel nibs. They're $25 and while they won't deliver the same softness, they are a great amount of fun at a fraction of the cost. In fact, for your fountain pen and nib journey, I'd still recommend checking out the Franklin-Christoph flex nib. It'll help shape your fountain pen journey.

Thank you, as always, to the wonderful Appelboom for hooking me up before I even had to tell them I wanted the flex nib. Rockstars.


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