Manufacturer/Model: Montblanc/32 Exposed Nib/Germany
Year of production: Mid 60s (1965-1966)
Nib: Extremely rare very thick D Nib, size DF (Dokumentieren Fine) Size, Solid 14K 585 gold; Ultra Stiff Nib
Material: All body & cap black resin, Gold Filled trimmings
Length (pen closed): 128mm; posted 137mm
Condition and information:
Offered here is extremely rare Montblanc No.32 with exposed nib, as opposed to the regular 32 model which had two types of semi-hooded nibs. This pen was made in much lesser numbers, and usually only per a specific order. Even more rare is this unique D size nib, D standing for "Dokumentieren" where the nib is so stiff, it is actually meant to be used for writing carbon copies. At UberPens we see these nibs occasionally, but usually not as stiff or thick as this one. As opposed to the standard nibs, D nibs had only couple of sizes, DEF or DF, D extra fine or D fine, as there was no point in making stiff nibs in various sizes. Besides the slight difference in form factor, the main difference from a standard nib with a D nib is its thickness. The D nib on this pen is at least 3 times thicker than a standard nib. On the last couple of photos we show this nib next to a standard 14K Montblanc F size nib. The thickness difference is striking. No matter what kind of pressure the user exerts while writing, the tines won't spit apart. This would allow the user to press very hard when making carbon copies and make several at once. Since the size is F or EF, the carbon copy would also produce a fine line. This makes the writing constant with constant line, but also even if the pen is dropped face on the nib, the nib won't bend.
There were several variations on the 32 model at the time, 22, 32, 34, 31, and many more. The 60s Montblanc pens were the start of the new era, unlike the 3xx number series which had more torpedo like shape, these pens were modern, elongated, with sharp edges, more reliable and with focus on functionality. The Precious Black Resin, the signature Montblanc material is a specially tempered plastic which gives the pen a unique shine and gloss but also a protection, as this material is hard to scratch or damage. Pens made out of black resin will always shine like new. The piston is smooth and takes a considerable amount of ink. Beautiful blue ink window under the blue tread, and the signature Montblanc star located on both the turning knob and cap. Its extremely pleasant and easy to use pen, completely unscrewable front section gives easy access to the piston shaft and nib unit, thus making it easy to clean and maintain even with tap water. Crisp inscription on the caps band/ring "Montblanc - No.32 - ". The pen is mint condition with minimal signs of use and comes in its original brown box. Extremely rare Montblanc pen with extremely unique nib which echoes how some fountain pens were used and needed decades ago.
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