This Montblanc has a plastic feed with horizontal combs, has two-section barrel construction, 18K Bi-Color Nib, and a black plastic filler mechanism. The cap clip ring banding is stamped, "Germany". We can date this Montblanc 149 to the early 1990s
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the gorgeous Gold Filled Clip and Cap Banding which, display absolutely no brassing. The cap banding is stamped with, "MONTBLANC MIESTERSTUCK No 149". The clip does display some wear to the gold plating from the center of the clip down - minor, albeit, I can see it. The transparency of the ink-view window is "Water Clear". I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the cap, barrel, and blind cap. I also cleaned the internal components of this pen. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the barrel or cap. This Montblanc 149 Fountain Pen measures 5 3/4" in length capped and 6 5/8" posted.
I have tested the piston filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The Piston Filling System works as it was intended and effortlessly.
The Montblanc NIB is a 18K/750 Bi-Color NIB. The 18K Montblanc NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .81mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a medium to double broad stroke/line. The writing sample provided in the image has the medium stroke measuring at .76mm and the double broad stroke measures roughly 1.39mm when measured with digital calipers. This NIB writes soft, wet, and extremely smoothly and is such a pleasure to write with. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
This is a wonderful example of this iconic Montblanc No. 149 Fountain Pen. It is in impeccable condition and I would grade this fine writing instrument in Excellent to Near Mint Condition. It is ready to write or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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