The Beatles are regarded as one of the most famous rock bands of all time. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as ‘Beatlemania’. As the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideas shared by the counterculture of the 1960s. The cone is inspired by the button of the mixing table at the famous Abbey Road studios, while the cap top is inspired by the studio’s microphone. The clip symbolizes the iconic mustache of the Beatles on their portrait. The colorful stripes on the lacquered cap and barrel pay tribute to the costumes they wore on the album covers of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘Love Me Do’.
Montblanc Beatles Pen Review:
Scarcity: This pen is produced in quite small numbers, so there is a limited supply at the moment. Monblanc are producing approximately only 250 fountain pens and 1000 roller balls.
Packaging and Presentation: The pen comes packaged in the iconic Montblanc white and red box as well as a small white box that holds a card of authenticity. This is our preferred packaging since it allows the customer to see the pen in the box straight away without having to unwrap it. The presentation is brought down a notch by the fact that the pen in is a protection sleeve that is quite flimsy. The protective sleeve does the job it was intended to, I’m just saying that the presentation feels a little cheap.
The pen itself is how you would expect it to be. It is simple and elegant. The white cap with the yellow and green stripes, the yellow and green stripes on the barrel, the golden nib and the clip that is designed as a mustache. This is the design that you need to take notice of since it is a limited edition that celebrates an important part of Monblanc’s history.
Build Quality: The pen feels and looks lovely, but one thing that comes to mind is that this is not an expensive pen. The pen has a full metal body that makes it quite heavy. We are referring to the weight of the pen with the cap posted on to the end of the barrel. The cap is slightly heavier than the barrel. The heft is not the main reason for the weight, but rather the metal pen body. Prior to receiving this pen, I had the opinion that the metal body would make it feel cheap, but I was wrong. Monblanc’s pen bodies are solid and made from high quality material. Normally I dislike metal pen bodies, but this one is an exception. It really is a stunning pen.
Feel and Weight: In the hand, it feels great. It is easy to use with one hand and is a joy to write with. This pen is quite heavy, but the added weight does not make it feel like it is disposing on you when you write with it. To put it in perspective, this pen is lighter than the Lamy 2000, but slightly heavier than the Lamy Safari.
Writing Experience: This is where the pen truly shines. The pen’s ability to put ink to paper is a joy. Â The pen is quite smooth to write with, although it is not as smooth as a Lamy 2000, but slightly smoother than the Lamy Safari. Â The line is quite thick and consistent from start to end. We have been using this pen for almost a month, and we do not have any complaints about the performance of the pen.
Filling System: The pen uses a cartridge/converter system that is quite standard. There is nothing special about it, and it works perfectly fine.
Value: The pen is a great value since you are getting a limited edition that is made from high quality material. This Montblanc pen is fabulous in every respect, and you should definitely add it to your collection.
This pen is beautiful and would make a wonderful addition to any collection. If you plan to purchase one or were on the fence about buying one, then I say go for it. This pen is great value for money and is a joy to use. Â I love this pen since it has one of the best Montblanc metal nibs that we have used in 20 years. Once you start using the pen, you will not find anything wrong with it in the least.