Pen of the Day: Montblanc Heritage 1912


Montblanc Heritage 1912 with broad nib.  This is one of my best pens, I think.  It’s a modern pen, but is based on the design of the Simplo Safety Filler, with a retractable nib and a more elaborate piston-filler than usual because the knob both operates the piston and retracts the nib.

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3 thoughts on “Pen of the Day: Montblanc Heritage 1912

  1. Hi there. Nice pen and it works well with the ink. I’m also interested in getting this pen, I’m just not sure whether to get it in an M or a B nib. Does the broad nib lay down too broad a line? How is it when compared to a Pelikan M800 broad or medium? Thanks.

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    1. I think Montblanc nib widths are fairly similar to Pelikan nib widths. The Montblanc broad nib is my favorite broad nib because it’s stubbish. I don’t find it too broad, but that probably depends on how you’re using the pen. If you’re looking for a daily writer, or mostly use poor paper, I think a medium nib would be better for everyday use, as a rule. I tend to use a fine nib for everyday, though, and a broad nib when I really want more of a display.

      There should be a post on my site comparing all the Montblanc nib widths, actually. If you click on the “Montblanc” tag above you can find it, and if not, just let me know, and I’ll find the link for you. 🙂


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