It didn't take long for me to realize I was very, very wrong.
After that I started to write with fountain pens in general and that one in particular more and more again, but I always wondered if the Mont Blanc pens actually were such a quality jump from basic pens the way their fountain pens were from the vast bulk of foutain pens. It took this Instructable by Kingant to make me realize I could actually give it a shot without having to give away a kidney to afford one to try out, so I went off to the local retailer to get some refills, brought them home...
And realized they didn't fit. The sneaky Mont Blanc team had changed the shape of their refills (or maybe I had just picked a different model by mistake) ! Either way, I realized there was still hope - and went to work !
Step 1: What you'll need
- A Pilot G-2 pen. As it happens, it also works with PIlot G-Knocks ! About 2€ ;
- A Mont Blanc high capacity refill - from 6€ up ;
- An X-acto blade, because teeth just won't do ;
- A cutting mat, so you don't chop up that desk of yours ;
- A ruler to measure your cuts