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Posted By: Albert Mendez

Posted On: Aug 24, 2002
Views: 967
Montblanc breakage

It is unfair to say that Montblanc quality has recently declined - Montblanc quality declined a very long time ago, when production was stepped up to meet the increased demand from the New York City parvenus who had read an article about the pen in 'New York' magazine (1971 or '72). Previous to this, I had found the pen to be mostly unknown here.
I own several Montblancs, including two which I received as gifts in the 1970s. Both of these literally disassembled in my hands, spilling ink over everything I was working on. In both cases, the front end of the pen separated from the ink reservoir portion. Both were returned to Montblanc and had expensive, shoddy repairs performed (free repairs ceased sometime in the early 80s). Subsequently, one disassembled again, and the other broke into pieces upon being dropped some six inches on to a desk. Complaints to Montblanc were ignored.
If anyone would like to see what the remains of these two pens look like, e-mail me a request for a photograph. I will be happy to oblige.

Posted By: Vk Pilla

Posted On: Sep 17, 2003
Views: 890
RE: Montblanc breakage


I had a great regard for the pen and have longed for years to own one. I just purchased a LE Bach pen and read your rating just now.

I am kind of disappointed to know that MB has lost quality. I would like to look at the pictures of your broken pens.

I spent quite a dollar to get the LEdition pen.

Vk Pilla