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Old 21 February 2022, 12:23 PM   #91
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I've noticed that people on this forum tend to get Montblanc pens. I've owned some, but, having lived with them, would not consider them the best overall. In fact, my Lamy 2000 is much better. Why do people still gravitate towards MB? Status?
It may seem that way, but even though I have quite a few MBs I actually prefer the Japanese Pens (Sailor, Pilot, and others) for moderns and truly treasure the vintage-eyedroppers with flexy nibs that I have for journaling and writing.


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Old 21 February 2022, 12:25 PM   #92
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I've noticed that people on this forum tend to get Montblanc pens. I've owned some, but, having lived with them, would not consider them the best overall. In fact, my Lamy 2000 is much better. Why do people still gravitate towards MB? Status?

Iíd say status ,thatís why I got one


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Old 21 February 2022, 12:53 PM   #93
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I think that is part of it.
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Old 21 February 2022, 11:03 PM   #94
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I've noticed that people on this forum tend to get Montblanc pens. I've owned some, but, having lived with them, would not consider them the best overall. In fact, my Lamy 2000 is much better. Why do people still gravitate towards MB? Status?
Why do people buy BMWs?
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Old 22 February 2022, 12:18 AM   #95
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Performance, style

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Old 22 February 2022, 05:41 AM   #96
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I've owned and driven BMWs and Alfa and Mercedes and many, many many other brands but the BMWs fell pretty near the bottom of the heap and the damn Datsun 410 simply mopped up the track against my favorites the Alfa and the BMWs that others liked.
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Old 22 February 2022, 06:20 AM   #97
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I've owned and driven BMWs and Alfa and Mercedes and many, many many other brands but the BMWs fell pretty near the bottom of the heap and the damn Datsun 410 simply mopped up the track against my favorites the Alfa and the BMWs that others liked.
Hahaha!
And what does this have to do with Montblanc? You're not a logical guy, are you? Lol.

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Old 22 February 2022, 10:32 AM   #98
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Hahaha!
And what does this have to do with Montblanc? You're not a logical guy, are you? Lol.

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I've owned Montblanc and quite a few other fine pens as well as the Lamy 2000 (gave that one away to a friend as a good beginners fountain pen).

Montblanc is the best pen out there nor my favorites but it is high quality with until fairly recently in the US very good after sale support. They also tend to hold their value over time.

To say that a Lamy 2000 is a better pen than a Montblanc is as silly as saying that a BMW is a better car than a high end Japanese or French or British or American brand.

It's fine to say that you prefer your Lamy 2000 to the Montblancs you've owned or used. No one would even question such a statement but to say that status is the only reason shows a lack of understanding human nature.
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Old 22 February 2022, 10:34 AM   #99
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I've owned Montblanc and quite a few other fine pens as well as the Lamy 2000 (gave that one away to a friend as a good beginners fountain pen).



Montblanc is the best pen out there nor my favorites but it is high quality with until fairly recently in the US very good after sale support. They also tend to hold their value over time.



To say that a Lamy 2000 is a better pen than a Montblanc is as silly as saying that a BMW is a better car than a high end Japanese or French or British or American brand.



It's fine to say that you prefer your Lamy 2000 to the Montblancs you've owned or used. No one would even question such a statement but to say that status is the only reason shows a lack of understanding human nature.
Buddy, I just wanted some opinions.
You seem to be overly aggressive perhaps?

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Old 28 March 2022, 11:36 PM   #100
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Commemorated a new boat with this unusual ST Dupont Seven Seas pen, complete with compassÖ




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Large size Sailor 1911 with a music nib.
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Old 30 March 2022, 05:00 AM   #102
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Beautiful pen!

Love it.
What kind of wood is that?
Cocobolo?

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Old 31 March 2022, 04:22 AM   #103
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Love it.
What kind of wood is that?
Cocobolo?

Actually a wood effect lacquer. A bit interesting they went that route, but it works. I have a couple of MBs in natural wood - eg líaubeac - which work really well so seemed possible.


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Old 2 July 2022, 06:56 PM   #104
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Country Made Pens (Troy Breeding). Engraved and Blued Steel barrel. Picked it up at the St. Louis Pen Show last weekend.
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Old 24 January 2023, 06:23 AM   #105
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Custom pen by David Broadwell a custom penmaker and engraver. I had him make a pen with engravings of my pet Parrot - Opus.

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Old 28 January 2023, 06:22 AM   #106
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Custom pen by David Broadwell a custom penmaker and engraver. I had him make a pen with engravings of my pet Parrot - Opus.

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Old 22 February 2023, 08:02 AM   #107
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Just acquired a new pen, a David Broadwell kit pen finished by an Etsy vendor, InnovArtisan. I didn't know that David created kit pens.

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