Montblanc 146 -149 Comparison - Photo Review

by Galen Leather November 29, 2021

Montblanc 146 -149 Comparison - Photo Review

Here's a quick photo comparison of the two must-have models in fountain pen addiction. Montblanc Meisterstück 146 LeGrand  and the flagship model of the company MB 149.

If you are familar with Pelikans, the 149 is about the size of the Pelikan M-1000 and the 146 is about the size of the M-800. The MB's are a little smaller, but they seem smaller than they are because of their streamlined bullet shape.

My first thought was to suggest the 146, which is for many people the perfect size--not small by any metric. But when you write that you want a "nice, big MB," it sounds like you might be looking for something extra-substantial. The 149 fits that bill.

Here's the detailed pictures.

BODY

montblanc 146

CAPS

montblanc 146 cap

montblanc 149 cap

NIBS

montblanc 146 nib

montblanc 149 nib

CAP POSTED

montblanc 146 posted

Montblanc 149
Montblanc 146
Nib Material
18K Gold
14K Gold
 
Nib Widths

EF, F, F, M, B,

BB, OB, OBB

EF, F, F, M, B,

BB, OB, OBB

Nibs Replaceable
Yes No
Piston Filler
Yes
Yes
Ink View Window
Yes
Yes
Screw Top
Yes
Yes
Ink Capacity
2.1ml
1.4ml
Length (Capped)
144mm
142mm
Length (Posted)
161mm
146mm
Pen Weight
32g
25.4g




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