The heart of these exquisite writing instruments lies in their core: the nib. It is made of 18 K gold, retractable and absolutely impressive. In addition, it is rolled and embossed, which is impressively evident from its basic shape with the typical hole in the shape of a heart. The ink that is used to put valuable thoughts on paper finally flows out of this hole. The well-known Montblanc emblem is also embossed and engraved on the pen - just like the number 4810, which is the height of Mont Blanc in metres. The number is used as a symbol of the continuing success of the company, which has been in existence for over 100 years.
Complex manufacturing process
A total of 35 steps are required to produce an optimum nib for a Montblanc writing instrument. This requires a lot of patience, know-how and sure instinct. Once a competent Montblanc craftsman has given the nib its shape, he always subjects it to a rigorous test to detect potential defects. If the nib slides quietly and elegantly over the paper, it meets Montblanc's standards and is ready for its debut. Once all the components have been assembled, the noble master creation is ready for use. For over a century, Montblanc has passed on its knowledge of fine writing instruments from generation to generation. Only in this way can the traditional craftsmanship and flawless quality of Montblanc products be maintained for such a long time. This precious heritage is preserved in the Artisan Studio in Hamburg, the company's headquarters.