"Montblanc" or, said with a thick European accent : "maant blaangk"
Even saying the name feels like someone will ask for a royalty fee to speak it.
The German writing instrument manufacturer grew to a worldwide lifestyle luxury brand status synonymous with prestigious names like Rolex, Cartier, and Tiffany. Ask a non-pen person what's a fancy pen they've heard of and they will invariably say "Montblanc," or the "one with the snowflake on top."
As one would expect of a household luxury brand name, Montblanc pens can be prohibitively expensive. In this post, we'll take a look at which pens you can buy instead of a Montblanc. The idea is to obtain a world-class writing experience without the over-inflated brand value.