This is an original and authentic Montblanc 146 fountain pen from Germany. It is a piston-filled pen, drawing ink directly from the bottle. It has an OM (oblique medium) 14K gold nib. The pen has no chips or cracks and it is in excellent working condition. The cap band is marked Montblanc Meisterstuck No. 146. The ink view window has a light blue tint. The pen is over 5 1/2 inches long. A really nice pen! The item will ship using the Global Shipping Program. As part of the program, buyer directly pays international shipping and import charges to the third-party shipping provider.