The art of writing has all but been lost to texting and emailing. If you are like me and still believe in fine writing, then the Montblanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line 149 is a must-have. This $985 piston fountain pen comes complete with an 18K gold nib with rhodium-coated inlay, black precious resin inlaid cap and serial-numbered platinum-coated clip. The nib, which is the essence of a fountain pen, comes in fine and medium width.
Savings Snob Secret: I have had mine for over 10 years and it looks and works the same as the first day I received it. Overstock has the gold-plated version for only $760.