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Re: [Rollei] Re: still OT: My New Fountain Pen

My wife bought me a $600 Mont Blanc "Oscar Wilde" limited edition pen. The 
nib was very rough. I sent it in and asked them to replace the nib with a 
smooth one. They sent it back to me with a worse nib and my name engraved 

I'll never spend another penny on a Mont Blanc pen. All hype, no substance.


At 05:03 PM 5/22/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>At 04:15 PM 5/22/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>> >> When the pen clogged and needed repair, I sent it to F.P.H.  They said
>> >> the problem was I hadn't used Montblanc ink, which contains special
>> >> cleansers, kind of like automotive gasoline.  Sheesh!
>> >>
>> >> BTW, I think Pelikan pens also require special ink.
>> From my experience, neither one of them do. Just use fresh ink from one of
>>the majors, don't let the ink sit in the pen for weeks at a time (in other
>>words, use the pen!) and you should be fine...
>>Eric Goldstein
>My MountBlanc has been sitting around for 5-6 years, from the time when I 
>had to make a good impression on clients (Now I work in a home 
>office).  All this posting caused me to take it out, disassemble it, wash 
>it, and it cleaned up just fine.  Just as a matter of course I used their 
>ink, both in a bottle and in those little cartridges you can plug in in 
>place of the plunger-filler assembly.
>The only problem is that the nib was never very smooth, and that's not 
>good for a $300 item.  Just too lazy at the time to take it in.  At the 
>time I bought it the company would refurbish the pen for nothing, but 
>those days are over.  The local dealers won't send them in any more.
>Maybe it will smooth out if I use it more.
>Don Williams
>La Jolla, CA