Montblanc Meisterstück 146 LeGrand Solitaire Hematite Steel Fountain Pen, which comes with it’s black Montblanc presentation box including branded outer and stamped paperwork – confirming first purchase on 3rd November 2004 from Pen Sense. The pen has been carefully used and is presented in lovely condition – there are some light usage marks and swirls to the steel, but that’s being picky.. It’s fitted with a glorious 18k broad nib, which lays down a smooth and interesting line.
As mentioned, this particular pen is the rare Hematite solitaire which was only produced for a limited period of time and rarely appears for sale. It’s one of those pens that really has to be seen to be fully appreciated, but we’ll try and convey the overall look… hematite is the main ore of iron and comes in myriad of tones, ranging from black, to steely grey (this pen is more on the grey side) and reddish brown. This makes for a captivating appearance when used on the cap of this pen and it contrasts brilliantly with the bright stainless steel. Being an organic substance, every single pen varies slightly and if you see the cap in the light it almost sparkles.
As with all other 146’s, this is a piston filling pen, so it’s bottled ink all the way. We’ve personally serviced the filling mechanism, which is incredibly smooth and fills the ink reservoir correctly.
This pen features both Germany and serial number markings.
This is a truly lovely example of a pen that offers a completely different take on the usual Montblanc solitaire offerings… it manages to appear both contemporary and classic at the same time, which is quite a feat.
The important details are as follows…
18K Bi-Tone Broad Nib
Montblanc Presentation Box