Montblanc Starwalker Metal and Rubber Fountain Pen Model 08854. Black rubber coated brass with platinum filled engraved grid pattern. Platinum plated trim. Cartridge filling system. Made in Germany c. 2012.
Cap: Screw on cap in brass, rubber coated, engraved with platinum filled grid pattern. Fitted with platinum filled pocket clip having integral wide clip band, inscribed ‘MONTBLANC’ also stamped with unique serial number, and ‘GERMANY - METAL - Pix’ to underside of clip. Clear resin domed top with floating white Montblanc signet inlaid. Cap designed to screw post on rear of barrel.
Barrel and Section: Brass rubber coated barrel engraved with platinum filled grid pattern. Platinum filled tapered and domed end to the barrel with black rear posting screw. Platinum filled bands above and below. Barrel unscrews from platinum filled smooth section, providing access to push fit cartridge. Space within Barrel to store spare cartridge.
Pen measures 4.7/8 inches (14.0 cms) long with cap attached. Weight: 37.0 grams with cartridge fitted.
Solid 14ct gold nib, rhodium plated. Stamped with Montblanc circular signet and ‘MONTBLANC - 14K - 585. Hand crafted with medium writing tip. Very smooth writer, fairly firm.
No restoration required, pen is in excellent condition. We have however, fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned all parts to remove traces of old ink. Nib and feed correctly aligned, nib polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches. The only blemish is a tiny dent on platinum filled domed barrel end. There are no personalisation's. Platinum plating to clip and trim is excellent. No evidence of rubber coating peeling from base metal. We would classify this pen as being in very good to excellent condition. Pen is supplied in period Montblanc box with service and operating guide.
Modern, futuristic styling with a name to match. This Montblanc ‘Starwalker’ in metal and rubber is a real must have for fountain pen enthusiasts who seek traditional Montblanc quality combined with a touch of panache. This model of Starwalker fountain pen currently retails new, at around £460.