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

In a message dated 5/22/2003 7:33:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, jls   writes:

> 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.
> Jeffery

I had my say on Mont Blanc when this Pen thread emerged a month or so ago.  I'll say it again.  It's by far the most overrated product I've seen.

I can make you a fountain pen from a $12 taiwanese "kit" that will probably write smoother than your $600 Mont Blanc.

I got hooked on the hype myself a few years ago, and bought a Meisterstuck.. it too had a ROUGH nib.  I got a replacement which fortunately was one of the smooth ones, but for that kind of money there should be some QUALITY CONTROL.

Their ball points and pencils are totally indistiguished other than by the brand.  Hype it is, Quality it is not.

G. King