The Mont Blanc Meisterstuck fountain pens are vintage fountain pens. The Mont Blanc company began to gain wide appeal and international recognition in the 1920s with the invention of a high-end fountain pen known as the Montblanc Meisterstuck. The year 1924 saw a milestone in the history of writing culture with the launch of the “Mont Blanc Meisterstück” collection and the emergence of one of the most famous writing instruments in the world. Since then the Mont Blanc Meisterstuck is the perfect example of the brands philosophy of continuity and long lasting nature. The Montblanc Meisterstück 149 fountain pen was later to crown this range as the supreme expression of the Meisterstück collection’s characteristic style. Today Mont Blanc Meisterstuck pens feature a broad selection of fountain pens in an equally broad selection of prices. However; before you even begin considering shopping there are a two very important items you need to know about Mont Blanc Meisterstuck pens. Things that can save you a lot of heartache. The first thing you need to be aware of as it relates to fountain pens in general, is that they do require a certain level of skill and finesse to write with. The script that they produce is exquisite, let there be no doubt about that but if you have never before used one it's highly recommended that you give one a try first, before you commit to a purchase. Consider checking into Montblanc Meisterstuck Rollerball pens if you find that you're not comfortable with a Fountain Pen. These pens function just like a standard ballpoint pen but produce script that is very similar to a fountain pen. Finally, only purchase Mont Blanc pens online from a reputable source. Bouncing around the Internet in search of rock bottom deals is the best way to get stuck with a counterfeit. Besides, Mont Blanc has a huge selection of fountain pens that are quite affordable in their own right. Also remember that a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck pen is an investment that will hold and even increase its value over time. Don't forget either that as a gift you really can do no better for the money you will spend. Now at the extreme polar end of their pricing spectrum Mont Blanc does have a few models of fountain pens that can easily cost as much as some people homes. However; for people who don't have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on a writing instrument but none the less are still interested in a very special gift for themselves, a friend or loved one, there are fountain pens like the Boheme and the Etoile. Even so, if you're in the market for any one of their most recent special or limited edition fountain pens bear in mind that some of them do sell out very quickly. This means that of you want to avoid being disappointed, you need to identify and reserve your pen early on and even prior to the release. Also if you do find that any one Mont Blanc special release fountain pen is no longer available as a singular unit, you can always check into buying a set.