“One hundred and forty years of family history
– five generations, one unchanging passion. . .”
As a result of a richly fruitful collaboration with
Montblanc, a long-cherished dream has come true
for our company`s 140th anniversary in 2020: the
creation of an italic flex nib.
The Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf Special Edition
The Expressive fountain pen is based on the
iconic Montblanc Meisterstück 149 with a custom
designed italic flex nib.
The 18-K gold nib
features a special cut, carefully formulated
through a creative process with Montblanc.
The Expressive`s nib unique italic cut facilitates
varying line widths in both horizontal and vertical
The nib of the Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf
Special Edition The Expressive fountain pen is
also flexible, making possible vertical line width
variation by applying moderate pressure.
The blend of these two factors results in exceptional
cursive and printed handwriting. To write
with The Expressive is to be enchanted anew
by the simple pleasure of ink on paper.
Without pressure, the line width, as measured
on Fritz Schimpf Feinpost paper and written with
Fritz Schimpf Fritzrot ink, is approximately
0.18 mm horizontally and 0.80 mm vertically.
The maximum vertical line width is approximately
These dimensions are ideal for highly individualized
cursive writing, printing or sketching.
The upper surface of the yellow gold 18-K / 750
gold nib is engraved with the graceful Montblanc
flex nib curves. Discreetly engraved on the left
shoulder of the nib is “The Expressive”; and on
the right “Fritz Schimpf”.
The writing properties are exceptional due to the
nib`s special cut combined with fl exibility and
therefore not at all comparable to standard Italic
Writing with the nib requires the two tines
to be placed in parallel. Pressure needs to be applied
on down strokes, but not on other strokes.
The maximum pressure point is reached when the
ink feed touches the paper or when the approximately
1.60 mm maximum line width is reached.
Depending on the ink, railroading, i.e. a double
line, may occur before or after the maximum pressure
point has been exceeded.
pressure is not recommended and may damage
Very smooth paper may signifi cantly
reduce the pleasure of writing.
It is possible that
ink may accumulate on the upper surface of the
nib. Should that occur, we recommend cleaning
the nib surface before capping.
The Expressive`s nib wants to be discovered,
expects attention and patience, and longs
to grow a long-lasting friendship. Feeling the
nib writing the fi rst lines and words, reacting
to different grades of paper, varied inks and,
perhaps, even to different writing postures,
pave the way for freshly expressive handwriting.
Or is it love at fi rst line?
We would be delighted to personally show
you how to best use the nib in our shop in
Tübingen. Our aim is to support you in using
The Expressive as an artistic writing tool
for sharing your inner passion with the world.
We would like to cordially express our deepest gratitude to Montblanc for this second cooperation. The knowledge, technical skills and rich experience of Montblanc’s highly gifted nib specialists made this project possible.
Our Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf Special Edition The Expressive fountain pen is limited to 80 pieces, exclusively available through our shop in Tübingen, whether in person or by an on-line order.
Please visit our shop for pick-up and payment: Our shop in Tübingen
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