Pen Pr0n: Montblanc Skeleton 333 Limited Edition

by Brad Isaac on June 4, 2008

There’s just something about my secret love of fine writing pens I really can’t explain.

The right pen feels comfortable to hold.  The ink flows freely.  Writing feels smooth and effortless.  The words come a little easier they hit the paper .

The wrong pen, however, is a headache.    It’s true of my Montblanc Meisterstück fountain pen.  This is one of the crown jewels of the pen world, but I can barely stand to use it.  It’s scratchy, inkflow is not consistent and writing feels like it is about 2 minutes behind my thought process.  So my pen of choice for the past 2 years is the Fisher Space pen (read my review here).  I carry it everywhere and use it every day.

With that said, I think pens can be art.  The pen’s craftsmanship can be a miniature sculpture that adorns your desk or shirt pocket.  While the Space Pen writes like a M.F.(censored) tank, it doesn’t attract the attention of the Meisterstück.  Although I rarely carry it, when I do, the Meisterstück always attracts questions as to it’s writing quality and prestige.  Is it like writing with an angel guiding your hand?   Yeah!  I quickly inform onlookers.  It’s like writing with the angel of death. 

Of course, I care less appearance and more about function.

Be that as it may, Montblanc’s latest Skeleton pen attracts me from the pure art perspective.   They are only making 333 for collectors.  And it’s anticipated it will go for between $20,000 to $30,000, so I will be opting out.  It’s fun to look at though…


The Skeleton 333 is a skeleton pen featuring a transparent barrel with a platinum plated white gold latice skeleton. The nib is made of white gold which is plated in rhodium and is had carved whilst the cap features the Montblanc star inlayed out of mother of pearl. Only three hundred and thirty three will be made and will be available exclusively from Montblanc.

via Montblanc Skeleton 333 Limited Edition at Sybarites Thanks for the link B.!!!

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June 4, 2008 at 11:07 am

Damn, that’s a nice pen! I’ve come to appreciate the need for one a lot more since I moved more of my task management to paper.

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June 5, 2008 at 11:06 am

Wow thats a oretty cool pen… Too bad it’s a tad out of my price range : )

Brad Isaac June 5, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Oh really?!? $20k isn’t too much to ask for a pen is it?

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