Writing Instruments


Every nib made by Montblanc is crafted and polished by hand. To offer the perfect nib for each individual handwriting, Montblanc offers an exclusive selection of eight different nib widths. Choosing the right nib to match your personal writing style will allow you to write effortlessly. If the nib is not a perfect match for you, the Montblanc Customer Service offers a free nib exchange within six weeks after purchase. For Limited Editions, the nib exchange is free of charge within one year after purchase. Please note that this free service only applies if the nib is still in mint condition.


Montblanc offers an exclusive selection of different Montblanc ink colours. In order to best protect your Montblanc fountain pen from any damage, please only use the Montblanc ink.


Montblanc recommends to clean your writing instrument approximately every three months to preserve its pristine condition. Especially, if the ink has dried up due to lack of use, the feeder system is blocked, a different colour of ink is to be used, or the ink flow becomes irregular or stops. For cleaning, use only lukewarm water without any chemical products. It is impossible to prevent condensation after the cleaning process inside the cap. Condensation can dissolve remains of dried ink causing a colour change of the new ink. Therefore, always be careful to clean the nib and cap with a lint-free, damp cloth. To avoid leakage, keep the pen freshly filled with ink and carry the fountain pen with nib pointing upwards. Please also note filling instructions.


Clean the barrel with lukewarm water by repeating the filling process several times until water comes out noticeably cleaner. Never fill the cap up with water, use only a lint-free, damp cloth.


As an additional step to the process of refilling your Montblanc piston or converter fountain pen, Montblanc also offers a nib cleaner. This minimises any ink spillage which can dirty the front of your pen. Please refer to the usage instructions for the correct ink refilling process (see product service guide and enclosed leaflet with original Montblanc ink).

Important Note

To prevent discolouring, we recommend to only store your nib cleaner in the box provided. Do not swallow. Keep out of reach of children. Montblanc does not accept any liability in the event of damage due to inappropriate usage or failure to adhere to the usage instructions.


In addition to maintaining your Montblanc fountain pen with the nib cleaner, Montblanc recommends that you carry out a thorough cleaning process once a year by contacting Montblanc Customer Service. Each time you finish refilling your Montblanc fountain pen, please use the nib cleaner as follows:

  1. Open the nib cleaner by pressing on the outer edges.
  2. Insert your pen right to the top with the nib facing upwards.
  3. Absorb any excess ink by gently applying pressure to the top and bottom of the nib.
  4. Press gently on the thread and turn the nib cleaner to clean the front part and the thread.
  5. After use, the nib cleaner should be stored in the front compartment of the nib cleaner box.
  6. The nib cleaner should be replaced once it has been used more than five times.


Your writing instrument is manufactured of very distinctive material, such as resin, metal, wood, mother of pearl and precious stones. To enjoy your Montblanc writing instrument for a long time, please protect it from any breakage or damage and do not expose it to heat or humidity.


It is recommended to keep your Montblanc writing instrument in a Montblanc pouch for protection. When not using your Montblanc writing instrument for a longer period of time, we kindly advise to remove all ink out of the fountain pen. After a longer storage period, Montblanc recommends to clean your fountain pen to preserve its pristine condition.

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