This pen is the big brother of the well known model No. 32. The 34 model, together with the 14, 24, 74, 84 and 94 are the largest pens of the two digits Montblanc pens of the 60s. Launched at the end of the 50s to replace the older 3xx and 2xx series, these pens were a completely new approach by Montblanc, both technologically with new materials and complete mechanical redesign, but also a new bold technology and modern space era inspired design. This pen represents the start of the era that defined the modern pen form factors.
The considerable size provides for a great feel in the hand with superb balance, regardless if the pen is posted or not. The nib is a true Montblanc masterpiece, semi-hooded with face out nib. The nib has a small amount of flex; pressed gently while writing it will produce up to two sizes wider than the advertised nib width. This makes the writing feel gentle and soft, not stiff as writing with metal nib. The pen is shiny, crisp, and made out of precious resin, the signature Montblanc material. Precious resin is a special plastic making process which gives high shine, gloss, but also a scratch protection and durability.
The clip and cap's ring have thick gold plating, so gold wear-off is very unlikely. There is a crisp and clear "Montblanc No. 34" inscription on the cap's ring. One of the favorite parts of this unique pen is the beautiful see-through, bright blue ink window which also doubles as the cap's thread.
The nib features an original ebonite feed. The piston takes up a great amount of ink which will last for quite a while. The tell-tale Montblanc star is located on the top of the cap, as well as the piston knob.
Another very convenient feature is the ease with which the pen can be disassembled and cleaned. The entire front section is easily unscrewable. This will allow easy access to the piston shaft and the entire nib assembly, thus very easy to clean and maintain, rarely found on piston fountain pens. The pen is in absolute mint-pristine condition, with minimal to no signs of use.
This particular pen is in near mint preowned condition with only slight signs of micro swirls throughout the resin, but nothing very deep or noticeable. The pen still maintains its original shine, just like the day it was purchased from the boutique! It comes without the original boxes and papers.