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Re: [Rollei] Re: still OT: My New Fountain Pen
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Re: still OT: My New Fountain Pen
- From: Jeffery Smith <jls >
- Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 19:33:24 -0500
- References: <BAF2A83A.9412%egoldste >
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
on it SPELLED WRONG.
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...
>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.
>La Jolla, CA