The Little Pen That Could! The Montblanc Heritage 1912.
Back in March of this year, as a birthday present to myself I ordered one of my dream pens. I ordered the Montblanc Heritage 1912 with a Double Broad Nib. I was so excited to get the pen, use the pen, love the pen... It finally came, and I was super excited to try it out. Unfortunately for me, the cap was cracked out of the box (see below).
Lucky for me, the vendor I purchased the pen from and Montblanc themselves have excellent customer service. I sent the pen back to the vendor and they facilitated the replacement for me. I recently received the pen back and was so excited! I finally get to use this dream pen. I picked up some Montblanc Oyster Grey ink, filled the pen, and took out my trusty Rhodiarama Webnotebook. As I sat and wrote, I noticed a good deal of skipping, a few hard starts, and just was not please with the performance in general. I knew going into it that there was a chance the nib would not perform as expected, because it's a Double Broad and sometimes there are issues.
Well finally, after much anticipation my beautiful pen has returned to me! Dan Smith (aka @thenibsmith) did a fantastic job taming the problems I was having! The pen is a writers dream now. Just the right amount of heft.
I have since been using this pen for about 3 months now, and it's been a complete joy! It really is a wonderful pen. It's a heavy pen, one of the heaviest I own, heavier than my Visconti Homo Sapiens Steel Age - Maxi. However, for me it isn't such a big deal. I have large hands and the pen just fits. Below you'll find a couple gratuitous shots of the pen, as well as a small writing sample. The paper is a Nock Co note card.