Montblanc fountain pen releases for 2019: the limited edition releases

In my last post I teased some of the new Montblanc pens being launched this year. I thought I'd fill in a little detail for you. Disney The great characters release is Walt Disney. All 'tiers' are 146 size, and frankly they're not what I expected. The base tier is rhodium and black, with quite … Continue reading Montblanc fountain pen releases for 2019: the limited edition releases

New arrivals: Sheaffer Legacy, Montblanc Red Fox, Galen Writing Box and more

It's been a truly wonderful week for new arrivals landing on my desk. Sheaffer Legacy Heritage I'll review this separately in due course, but I wanted to get some of my excitement out before I burst. I've always thought that Sheaffer's inlaid nibs were pretty, but never picked one up. I'm kicking myself now. The … Continue reading New arrivals: Sheaffer Legacy, Montblanc Red Fox, Galen Writing Box and more

The allure of expense and inconvenience (or how I fell for the Montblanc 1912)

As a vinyl lover, I often think about this cartoon from the New Yorker. Funny thing is, it accurately sums up how I feel about the Montblanc Heritage 1912, too. Like vinyl, it's expensive. Retail price in the UK is £755, which is even higher than the considerably more impressive-looking Montblanc 149. For your money … Continue reading The allure of expense and inconvenience (or how I fell for the Montblanc 1912)