How to Fill a Montblanc Meisterstuck Fountain Pen

By Christine Meyer

Montblanc's Meisterstück (German for "masterpiece") line of fountain pens are known for their distinctive stout size, gold- or platinum-ringed bodies and ornately engraved points. These heirloom pens come in a variety of body and nib styles, but, with the exception of dip pens, they can all be refilled using Montblanc ink cartridges or bottled ink.

Cartridge Refill

Step 1

The easiest way to fill your Meisterstück fountain pen is with a cartridge refill. Purchase Montblanc or compatible refills to avoid leaks and ink spillage.

Step 2

Unscrew the nib from the barrel of the pen and remove the old cartridge.

Step 3

Snap the new cartridge into place and screw the barrel of the Meisterstück pen back on.

Step 4

Hold the pen with the nib pointing downward for a few seconds to help the ink flow toward the nib and begin writing.

Piston Converter

Step 1

Meisterstück fountain pens can also be filled with bottled ink because they contain a piston converter. The converter is used to draw ink up from the bottle and functions as a reusable cartridge.

Step 2

Unscrew the pen barrel, turning the end of the converter counterclockwise as far as you can.

Step 3

Place the nib end of the pen into the bottled ink and turn the end of the converter clockwise. This will draw the ink into the converter.

Step 4

Raise the pen up and allow a few ink drops to fall into the ink bottle by turning the end of the converter counterclockwise.

Step 5

Rotate the pen so the nib is facing up and turn the end of the converter clockwise to tighten. Clean the nib with a clean paper towel.

About the Author

Christine Meyer has been writing professionally since 1995. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in music from Taylor University, a CELTA from the University of Cambridge ESOL, and a CBA in marketing from IBMEC Rio de Janeiro, Meyer has experience in a variety of fields. Her articles have been published in newspapers and on sites such as eHow.com.