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Meisterstück Calligraphy

Happy Fountain Pen Day !! It also means that this website has passed its first year. Last year I decided to find and clean my old fountain pens, add new fountain pens, and start exploring the fountain pen world. What a wonderful year, albeit surely damaged by the COVID-19 crises.

For the Fountain Pen Day of 2019, I have displayed a special Montblanc, a writer series with a tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This year, I will display another very special pen: Montblanc Meisterstück Calligraphy 149 with a most-praised flexible gold nib. It comes like a miracle. A simple cigar-shaped big black pen, like a pen from the middle of the last century, but with a modern design of 18K flex gold wid nib.

The Meisterstück 149 itself is a timeless pen. The old fat design implicates a a simple elegance and ease to the experience of writing with this remarkable pen. The flexible calligraphy nib in this edition provides a variation in line width from about 0.3 mm to 1.6 mm.

I have a li’l weird behaviour. When writing latin or arab letters, I put my elbow on the right side of the paper. But when writing javanese letters, immediately I shift my arm to the bottom side of the paper. This is exactly why I tend to try pens with flexible nib to write javanese characters. The picture above shows my name, written in javanese characters, using MB Petrol Blue ink.

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