Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Le Grand Ballpoint Pen Summary:
The fine ballpoint pen Meisterstück LeGrand evolves into a distinctive design icon. Cap and barrel are crafted in deep black precious resin, with elegant platinum-coated details, surmounted by the white Montblanc emblem. Three platinum-coated rings embossed with the Montblanc brand name and a platinum-coated clip with individual serial number emphasize the timeless design of this fine ballpoint pen.
To express your personality, Montblanc offers a gratuitous engraving of names or initials by the right side of or on the elegant platinum-coated clip. At a time when individuality is becoming increasingly rare, our Mystery Black, Pacific Blue, Nightfire Red, Fortune Green, Amethyst Purple and Barbados Blue ballpoint pen refills let you show your individual writing style.
- ClipPlatinum-coated clip with individual serial number
- BarrelBlack precious resin
- CapBlack precious resin inlaid with Montblanc emblem
- WRITING SYSTEM
- Writing SystemBallpoint Pen
- Dimensions147.9 15.5 mm
- Physical Weight29.18 g
Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Le Grand Ballpoint Pen Review:
The Meisterstuck LeGrand is first and foremost a product from the luxury goods market. As such it is always more expensive than other ballpoint pens from the same manufacturer, in this case Mont Blanc. It is not for the casual or beginning ballpoint pen user.
I am not a Mont Blanc aficionado, but I started using their ballpoint pens when I was 15 years old. I have been drawing and sketching since I was a child, and have actually learned how to use pen and paper to create high quality pieces.
So many people use ballpoint pens I have actually decided to write an article about the 5 Most Expensive Ballpoint Pens, so I am sure you will find something that you like there.
But the question remains: is the Mont Blanc Meisterstuck LeGrand really a luxury item worth its price? This is what shall be analyzed in today’s article.
So let’s start. In the next sections of this product review I will analyze the visual and ergonomic aspects of this pen.
1. Visual Aspects
The Mont Blanc Meisterstuck LeGrand is the most advanced ballpoint pen that Mont Blanc produces and sells, but it’s for a good reason: it is the most expensive of the lot. It must be, in order to sell.
The Meisterstuck LeGrand features a durable chassis made from black precious resin. This is a very expensive material that is also known as “Laurocerasus” and is often used for making exclusive and expensive furniture.
The pen is very solid, which is actually not surprising when you consider the price of it. It has been carefully manufactured with a glossy and smooth finish and it features a beautiful platinum-coated writing system to make your writing even better than before.
2. Ergonomic Aspects
The shape of the Mont Blanc Meisterstuck LeGrand pen is unique and it is actually very comfortable to hold and use. In fact it is a lot easier to write with compared to most traditional fountain pens, which require a lot more effort to use for extended periods of time.
This ballpoint pen features a really thin and elongated shape. It is very well balanced and you can naturally hold it with only your thumb and your index finger, so it feels great when you use it. This is one of the main reasons why I really liked it. It’s almost a perfect pen, when it comes to ergonomics.
Now you will probably need to hold it with your thumb and the middle finger, but that is not a big deal and you will soon feel used to it.
The pen is quite light weighing in at only 29.18 grams, so you will barely notice it in your pocket or pouch, so it’s always with you, when you need to use it. This is great, I personally hate the pens that are too heavy that you find yourself losing them or sometimes forgetting them on the office’s desk. And you know for that there is an excellent solution: the Five Best Tactical Pens to go along with your Mont Blanc.
3. Writing Performances
Writing quality is an essential aspect for any ballpoint pen, so I made sure to perform some thorough tests. The first one is the paper test, which is the one that I usually perform with every other ballpoint pen I test.
The Mont Blanc Meisterstuck LeGrand pass this test with flying colors. The pen is very smooth and it delivers a high quality writing experience that rival even some of the best fountain pens! It was almost as if I was using a calligraphy pen, so this is a really great thing. If you want to read more about ballpoint pens, check out this article – Five Best Ballpoint Pens for a Great Writing Experience.
The next test is the signature test, which is something that I perform with almost every ballpoint pen I review. Most manufacturers specify the quality of their pens with a scale of 10 to 20, and they increase the score by adding the number of lines drawn.
I follow the same principle, but I give credits for every three lines written, so in theory the maximum score is 10. Nowadays only few pen manufacturers are still manufacturing ballpoints with ink that are not black, and that’s where the Mont Blanc Meisterstuck LeGrand really shines!
4. Glossy Black Ink
The ink used by the Meisterstuck LeGrand is glossy black and it’s a high quality teflon-treated formula. This is not a dye ink, so it does not wash away with water and this makes the pen ideal for any kind of profession where you need to sign documents and the like.
Plus, the glossy black ink of the pen is fairly quick drying, in fact it takes about 5 seconds for it to completely set. Not really a good thing if you want to write on glossy surfaces, but this is actually good for all the other purposes.
5. Writing Mechanisms
Mont Blanc has always manufactured the best possible ballpoint pens, so the Mont Blanc Meisterstuck LeGrand is no exception. It offers an excellent writing performance and it features a reliable and long-lasting twist-action mechanism that works perfectly.
The most advanced writing system in the world is marked by the clip, which is a very well manufactured part. The clip is really thin, so it will comfortably lie on a shirt pocket. The clip features a small and well machined inlay that is made from platinum and it is sometimes referred as the “Christine” collection.