When you want to make a statement
I've been a big fan of Montblanc 149 for many years and finally decided it was time to add a Sailor King of Pen to my daily carry. It's slightly bigger than the 149 capped, and about on par posted and barrel length. Frankly, I like the Sailor more, as it is a little less flashy, not having the Montblanc snowflake on the cap, and a slightly more elegant tapered look. I love the cap band which reminds you it is a "King of Pen". As they say, looks aren't everything, it's how the pen performs, and it does so admirably. The Broad nib is super smooth, and has some spring to it, unlike the Montblanc. I like everything about the pen, and am glad to have added it to my collection. In a sea of Montblancs, this Sailor really stands out!