Montblanc 3-44 G fountain pen.

Well! After a great deal of busyness with the visiting grandchildren and non stop activity that only 7 grandchildren (3 to 10 year olds) can bring to a house. 5 days of noisy-ness within multiple activities has now become an eerie silence in the house again. Strangely quiet.


My Mum and Dad said exactly the same re: the calm after the visits when we took our two children to visit them for a week back in the day. The strange emptiness after the house vacates 8 extra people. The visits to Mum and Dad’s had all the nieces/nephews/aunties/uncles calling around too. The laughing and general heightened noise was a massive presence. Children want to be louder than their peers. So a battle begins with build on build volume increasing to crescendo level.


So. After the activity ends and the quiet begins again I thought ‘Hey! It would be nice to buy a fountain pen’. As you do. Random statement I know. But it felt nice to sit quietly and choose wisely. What happens after purchase of any vintage pen is a wonderful look into the history and get to know what it involves. Feel excited to get this one. So will photograph it myself and write up about it soon as it arrives and a bit more investigation.

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Montblanc 3-44 G. Piston Filler. 1950s. Solid 14K 585 nib. Indications on the internet suggest size is 136mm length with 157mm posted.

8 thoughts on “Montblanc 3-44 G fountain pen.”

      1. I should imagine the collectibles are very expensive. I haven’t really studied the Montblanc models closely. They make limited editions too. They name some of their pens after famous people. I don’t pay an awful lot for my pens. I have never spent more than £90 on a pen. Mostly I pick vintage pens up from £10 to £40. Just try to catch ‘one off’ chances on eBay. If you’re interested into looking for more information about vintage pens, the internet has some great enthusiast platforms out there. Fountain pen network for example. That’s what I will look at later re: this model. And WordPress too for individual enthusiasts. Cheers Brenda. All the best.

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    1. Thank you. It’s that strange emptiness which can exist in a moment in time after there is a period that is intense and then suddenly over. A hush after an intense rain storm or wind buffeting your eardrums. Then….complete silence. You’re on the edge of imagining it’s going to start over again. But it doesn’t. Cheers Richard. All the best.


    1. It’s good that you are experimenting. You may find they both behave differently on different types of paper too. A medium nib can produce a thinner line on hand made paper, like Khadi, for example. Also, depending on the make of pen. One pen’s medium is another pen’s fine. Also ‘flex’ in the nib can give a broader to narrower line from pressure applied. Exciting stuff. As you use both your pens you may gravitate to a favourite. Your love of camera, lens and film combinations can be emulated in pen, nib and ink choices too. It’s nice to hear you we’re interested in buying another different type of pen/nib. All the best.

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