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TimeOut: Yes, indeed. The only boutique outside of Japan, I guess. You must pay a visit ;-)

They also have very simply styled and extremely well made wood spoons. Just amazing.
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By: Grisar
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TimeOut: Pelikan 1931

Maybe one of the most interesting Pelikans out there. Tiny, light and exquisite.
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By: Grisar
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TimeOut: For the Japanese wood and craftsmanship fans 🎶

Precision at the highest. Originally a chopsticks maker, now they also make some of the best wooden rulers and other stationary such as pen case. They even have a boutique in Paris!
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By: Grisar
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TimeOut: Totally agree. Japanese pens are better made artistically compared to recent MB limited editions.

Proust is a very impressive fountain pen, I like this writer's edition better than many other patron of art pens.
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By: Grisar
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TimeOut: For sure, my newest Montblanc is from 1998 I guess.

Huge fan of vintages especially the 139, but I don't have any. Indeed a hard job to find vintages in very good original condition. A lot of luck is needed here. My humble approach is to get good modern interpretation (homage) of the historical pieces.
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TimeOut: Thank you for your nice words. Oh...yes, absolutely, I much prefer the older nibs.

Also nibs from older limited editions write better than the current ones nib my very personal opinion. I feel more comfortable resistance (on the paper) when writing.
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By: Grisar
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TimeOut: Oh...yes...I noticed. A very neat and understated difference.

On the other hand, Montblanc just used a standard 149 nib for the Hemingway. I kind of believe that Montblanc didn't really want to invest too much in modifying tools and take extra miles to make their very first two limited editions. Maybe they would like to see how the market would react and thus
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