Montblanc Meisterstück 146 LeGrand Solitaire Hematite Steel Fountain Pen, which comes with it’s Montblanc presentation box (including branded outer) and stamped paperwork – confirming first purchase on 21st April 2001. The pen has been lightly used and is presented in lovely condition – there is a light mark to the feed side of the barrel (shown in the images), but this is being picky and isn’t visible when writing with the pen. It’s fitted with an 18k medium nib and the M sticker can still be found on the barrel.
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. The filling system has been serviced by us prior to be offered for sale.
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 Medium Nib
Montblanc Presentation Box
With every pen that we sell we provide a card that includes the manufacturer, model, serial / limitation number and date it was purchased from us. We do this because our customers like to have documentation showing that it’s been purchased from a trusted seller. As the Financial Times said recently in their How To Spend It publication – “izods is an e-cache of ultra fine fountain pens”.