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Pilot G2 Montblanc Hack: $200 Pen for $7

If you really get down to it, what is the beating heart of a high-end pen? Most people would agree that it’s the ink. While that’s not generally the feeling here at Unsharpen — we are pen geeks after all — it’s hard to argue that point if you aren’t as into pens.

With this thinking in mind, here is how you can get a top-notch Montblanc rollerball refill into a highly affordable pen body, like the Pilot G2. That’s the heart of a $200+ pen but with a total cost of about $97.

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Montblanc 162 Meisterstuck LeGrand Rollerball

The Montblanc 162 is the Meisterstuck LeGrand pen in a rollerball. The LeGrand is Montblanc’s large-sized pen which takes a larger-than-normal refill, also known as the LeGrand. The MSRP for this pen is about $520.

This pen has a huge number of fake versions on the market, most of which will include legitimate looking paperwork and a gift box. They will often sell for over $100 and include an authentic refill, so buying one from Amazon or Ebay or other generally reputable outlets can be a major gamble.