How can you tell if the Mont Blanc pen that you are about to buy online is genuine? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase.
Step 1: Retail Box
New Mont Blanc pens are packaged in a sturdy retail box. The colour and branding of the box may differ according to year and model but check carefully for any errors in brand logo and for the overall quality and finish. Remember that real retail boxes can accompany fake products.
Step 2: Service Guide
New Mont Blanc pens are accompanied by a service guide. The exact copy may vary slightly e.g. Some guides do not have the "writing instruments" line, but all will feature the logo. Check carefully for any errors in size and shape, logo and copy alignment, and for the overall quality.
Step 3: Guarantee Certificate
Inside the service guide is a guarantee certificate. Check that any details stamped match those on the receipt.
Step 4: Carry Case
New Mont Blanc pens are packaged in a branded carry case. The Mont Blanc star logo is usually present in the bottom right corner, check the size and positioning carefully. Older models may differ slightly. The edges and finish will also be extremely neat and well finished.
Step 5: Serial Number
Some Mont Blanc pens feature a serial number usually located engraved onto a band. Check that it matches any serial numbers detailed on the box or guarantee certificate. The engraving will have clean edges and be aligned perfectly along the band.
Step 6: "Made in..." Engraving
Some Mont Blanc pens will also feature a country of origin name engraved into a band.
Step 7: Clip Logo
New Mont Blanc pens feature the word "Pix" engraved on the underside of the clip. It may be difficult to see but there is a small registered trademark circled R also detailed.
Step 8: Star Logo
The cap top of Mont Blanc pens almost always features the Mont Blanc star logo. The edges will be exactly fitted to the cap. Mont Blanc refills for ball point pens will be branded Mont Blanc.
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