About Mont Blanc Ballpoint Pens
With over one hundred years of history, MontBlanc ballpoint pens have become one of the most desirable writing instruments around. Famed for their design and craftsmanship, the German manufacturer?s range of pens has hardly changed over the course of their history. With the same models as much in demand today as they were through the last century, finding the right pen is often a case of finding the right MontBlanc.
An often expensive acquisition, it is the level of attention received by each and every item that causes the high prices. With a reputation for the highest quality, the company have gone so far as to refuse to sell replacement parts without performing the repair themselves. If a pen is damaged, it can be taken to any MontBlanc boutique in order to forward it to the company for repair. As such, second hand instruments are often excellent value.
Replacing the ink in a MontBlanc fountain pen can be slightly tricky, though this is not the case when it comes to their ballpoint models. Refills can be purchased from the company themselves or from third parties, with a variety of ink colours. MontBlanc pens can comes in a variety of sizes, so be sure to find the refill to match your instrument.
The cornerstone model of the range is the Meisterstück, which was first produced in 1924. Hand crafted, the nib is constructed from 18K hand-ground gold and features a platinum inlay. The barrel of the device can be made from numerous materials, but chiefly features a deep black precious resin. Other models include the Starwalker, the Diva Line, the Heritage and the Signature, each with slightly different characteristics and aesthetic qualities, but all built to the same high standard.