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What refills does this pen take? Are MB ballpoint and rollerball (which would be my preference) refills the exact same form factor?
Is this the current Montblanc (smaller sized BP) 10883 ?
With a broad point refill?
BillyChiu.com
Yep from my research so far this is the smallest ballpoint of the 3 with the Le Grand being the fattest. I'll let you all know what I think of it when it arrives. I had an opp to buy this duty free 15 yrs ago for AUD $165 and been kicking myself ever since as I went into TAFT in Melbourne to try it and from memory liked the writing experience. But alas on my misely salary at the time it was a bit rich for me. I also picked up the brown Visconti ballpoint in the recent MD drop so will try to give you my impressions of how both perform. I'm pretty much writing in my notebook for my job everyday averaging four to five A5 pages a day both sides. So hoping one or both will become my EDC!
EVILDAIFU
Thank you. I look forward to reading your thoughts when you receive this MontBlanc.
" At home in your office or personal collection, the Meisterstück Classique is a pleasure to own, write with, and show off. "

Look at me, I am officially top shit now that I have MB pen. More than makes up for the deficiency even if I have a pair of small hands to grab em by the "pu$$y"
swiftsword69
You sound angry. Maybe you should see someone about that.
katerchen
absolutely, I have your sister beside me right now
Massdrop, can you please answer the following questions? It will help people make up their minds for a purchase.
1) Does the pen come with Montblanc Warranty?
2) Is this a genuine Montblanc ballpoint pen or a knock off?
3) Did you secure these items from an Authorized Dealer?
It's unusual to see a Montblanc being sold at a 'discount'. Nonetheless I owned a fountain Montblanc for EDC and was not impressed. Keep in mind that my job involves writing and signing off on things for probably 3-4 hours per day, so I had intended to use it heavily.
It certainly got lots of looks and admiration, but it was not practical for use in a professional setting. Despite care, the piano finish began scratching severely in 2-3 weeks. After about a month ink flow became inconsistent, so I sent it in for warranty repair. A few weeks after it was returned, the problem cropped up again. I eventually sold the pen for parts on eBay.
I write on lots of low-quality paper (photo copies, newspaper, whatever I can find), so that is probably the reason it failed so completely. But do note that this is more a piece of jewellery than a rugged writing instrument.
I now own a Lamy 2000, which is designed for heavy use and is a tool. It hasn't skipped a beat. The Montblanc felt like a toy in comparison.
I received this as a gift. It remains the most underwhelming pen in my collection. The pen has little weight, not much balance to speak of. If you close your eyes and pick it up, it feels like a plastic pen. Recently I fitted the pen with a Cross Rollerball refill. It is so smooth and writes so well that it has made me pick up this pen more.

As for “signing the most important documents “, I brought my favorite fountain pen to sign my home refinancing documents. They told me that they will reject the signature if it is not signed with a blue ballpoint pen. So I had to use the Paper Mate.
MrSharkbait
"As for “signing the most important documents “, I brought my favorite fountain pen to sign my home refinancing documents. They told me that they will reject the signature if it is not signed with a blue ballpoint pen. So I had to use the Paper Mate."

Hilarious! I did the same thing...
AtlantaTom
Paper Mate should capitalize on that with the marketing slogan "We sign more important documents in the world than Mont Blanc" haha
How can we be sure about the pen authenticity? Is it comeing from an AD of MB?
Anyone know where I can get replacement ink “cartridge” for this pen. The one that comes with it is a bit shit. Maybe some third party make a compatible?
WarmCat
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002IKK582/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A step up in quality, and much less expensive than the OEM unit.
RayF
Thanks!
C'mon, MassDrop, get us some MB fountain pens! :)
I have purchased 4 pens and 2 other items and have had zero problems. Shipping was almost immediately and all Items were brand new. Warranty cards were sent in and Emails received from companies with congrats and instructions if ever needed.
Anyone trying to play up, or out right claim, that a Montblanc is a “Status Symbol” is either trying to sell you one, or trying to justify having purchased one themselves.

Pretty embarrassing either way ;- )
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You know, I would agree with you on the "I want to impress my budds in a business setting" but that's an awfully low bar, and a long time before MBs became a cliche. You don't think Bill Gates or Warren Buffett worries much about impressing people with the pen they carry, do?

Personally, I pity the poor fool who thinks a pen makes them appear to be anything other than they already are (or are not):



I'm deadly serious :- )
You've had the opportunity to ignore this or any other conversation all along--you don't need a button, just a little will power. If you don't agree with my points, make your own. But if you're suggesting "this pen sets you apart from the pack" as Dr.Ray was jabbering on about, then I suspect you've been drinking/sharing the same pitcher of Kool-Aid. Remember: "Manners maketh the man" not the pen in his pocket (or the marketing nonsense he falls for).

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