Montblanc Signature for Good Review

Montblanc Signature for Good

As the leader in the market of writing instruments, Montblanc pens, by default, have been supporting education and literacy. With the Montblanc Signature for Good collection, launched in 2013, the brand made a visible contribution towards the education of children, by donating 10% of every “Signature for Good” product to UNICEF’s education programs. With this fund, Montblanc is doing its part to make quality education, including infrastructures accessible for children in the most vulnerable parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Montblanc’s Signature for Good collection includes writing instruments, jewelry and other leather goodies, all including a special design symbolic of the company’s effort.

In this collection, the famous Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 makes a comeback with a few changes in its original design. The usual glossy, black resin body showcases a unique brick design (inclusive in all products of this collection) on the platinum cap-top ring, which is symbolic to building a better future for children. The ring also features a blue sapphire which is inspired by UNICEF’s blue color. The nib as always is gold, this time 14kt and the top of the cap bears the usual Meisterstuck emblem. One practical feature added to this collection are the transparent vertical rectangles, which allows one to see the available ink in tank, without having to unscrew the end of the body. For this collection, the pen is available in Meisterstuck LeGrand Fountain pen, Rollerball and Ballpoint pen, and in Meisterstuck Classique with the same three options. Affluent as its other counterparts, the pens in this collection continue to maintain the legacy of the brand in terms of writing. Plus, each of these come in an exclusive black gift box, designed with the symbolic brick-by-brick pattern.

Other items in the collection, such as the handcrafted leather wallets, cardholders, pen pouches and notebook, all hold the special brick design and a blue colored decor. The leather used in this collection is Italian full-grain calfskin, embracing a pattern of a series of diagonal lines. The cufflinks, bracelets and key rings complete the jewelry selection. The cufflinks feature reversible surfaces of polished stainless steel, with a round blue sapphire on one side and smooth, black onyx on the other. The bracelet and the key ring showcases the symbolic brick design and the blue sapphire. Every product has the famous emblem and holds a serial number too.

Overall, the entire collection of Montblanc’s Signature for Good is desirable. Add the moral satisfaction of having contributed a sum, no matter how small, with its purchase and to use any of these product is rewarding. It is an investment that you will keep giving you return values every time you decide you use it – in the form of a heartwarming knowledge of having given a child the biggest gift called education.

My Birthday Pen – Montblanc Jonathan Swift

My Birthday Pen

I fell in love with Mont Blanc pens, the first time I ever laid my eyes on it. I was 10 years old then and it was my uncle’s Mont Blanc 149 75th Anniversary Special Edition. He had picked one in England, during one of his many travels. And the way he cared for the particular pen was enough for me to know that it was precious. The black beauty with the gold embellishment was captivating. The more I saw it, the more I wanted to have it.

Twelve years fast-forward, on my 22nd birthday, I opened the biggest gift box of that lot. It was from my older brother. Neatly covered in a tangerine lokta wrap, it weighed light compared to its appearance. Inside was a royal blue lokta gift box and immediately I anticipated to see a scrapbook. I had been talking so much about it then. Already thanking my brother for the unseen gift, I unhooked the box to find the biggest surprise of my life waiting inside. The box held a leather bound lokta journal, which wasn’t as grand as the scrapbook I had it mind, but still good and another smaller box, which was a lighter shade of olive green. At first I couldn’t understand what it was. It took me a full half a minute to realize what lay before me – a Montblanc pen. Words won’t be enough to explain the joy I experienced when I held that box. And the irony is that, what I had received was a Montblanc Jonathan Swift Writer’s Edition.

Widely known for his masterpiece “Gulliver’s Travel”, Jonathan Swift was the master of satire. The 2012 Montblanc Writer’s Edition was dedicated to him and the pen is designed around the Liliput episode from Gulliver’s adventures. The black and platinum pen has a barrel made of black lacquer, which features multi-layered inlays that represents Gulliver being tied in ropes by the Lilliputians. The cap, shaped like Gulliver’s tricorn hat is made of precious black resin and flaunts an engraved signature of Jonathan Swift. The platinum clip depicts the staircase the Mayor of Liliput had to climb to be able to talk to Gulliver. Other fantastic details include an elaborate engraving of Gulliver and the Lilliputian army on the surface of the rhodium-plated 18k gold nib. The traditional white star shines on top of the cap as always.

Montblanc Jonathan Swift

The Montblanc Jonathan Swift Writer’s Edition Rollerball Pen was not only special because it was a thoughtful birthday gift, but because it also marked the beginning of my career in writing. Earlier that year, I had joined a publication house as a writer and had my work published in print for the first time. My can-never-be-thoughtful brother had written on the first page of the lokta journal, referring to the pen, “So that it may inspire you to write your own masterpiece someday.” The pages that follow hold seeds of my imagination, still finding ways to grow, all written with the same inspirational pen – Montblanc Jonathan Swift Writer’s Edition Rollerball Pen.

Welcome to the Fine Writing World – Montblanc Pens

Welcome to fine montblanc
This becoming a world where the fine writing is becoming age old.  The modern day computers are taking away all the fun of writing.  Now with the advent of smartphones and ipads and tablets it is becoming even harder.  One should not forget the fine writing and so is this blog dedicated to such fine writers.  We have a commitment for today and tomorrows children to keep this art of writing going on.

There are lots of fine writing papers.  Rhodia pads and lokta papers are some of them.

But this blog is mainly dedicated to the finest of the pens.  The Montblanc writing pens  and cartier pens.   We can also talk about waterman and parker pens but these are the pioneers of writing instruments to be uplifted to a epitome level.

Some of the pens in the past I had were the Meisterstuck gold fountain pen and a number of Waterman like Phileas,  Expert and then finally the new Perspective.  Cartier diabolo pen has been a different thing also.  It is a beautiful pen with a beautiful cap on the top.  Parker Pens have been also a part of this Pen Journey.