Nib Shootout – Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 (Broad & Fine)

You may have read a little while back that I am enamoured with my Montblanc Heritage 1912. I love the way it looks, the way it operates and most of all the way it writes. So much so, in fact, that I decided to purchase another in a different sized nib width.


I know what you are thinking – that’s madness! I admit, it is, but having thoroughly used my Broad nib for some period of time I yearned for something finer for those moment that require them such as in a professional setting. Originally I had tossed up whether a Fine or Extra-Fine nib might be the best option given Montblanc’s rather generous nib widths (read: half a size up on normal). I ended up going with a Fine nib so that I didn’t end up with something more akin to a Japanese nib, and also to avoid a rather lengthy nib ordering process.

After a user on Instagram told me about their own decision between a Fine and Medium nib, I was inspired to help. Below you will find a writing sample (mind my feeble skills) that shows a comparison of the two widths, Fine & Broad. The paper is a Rhodia colouR pad and the ink is Montblanc Midnight Blue.

Those nibs are pretty!
                        Those nibs are pretty!

I hope this is useful to you out there. Let me know if you have any questions about the pen or share what nib width you are using.


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