What Makes a Limited Edition Pen so Special


There’s something about a fine writing instrument. It makes you feel important. It makes your words special. It adds a touch of elegance and class to your everyday routine. If you are not a pen collector, you understand the significance of a fine pen the first time you pick one up. If you are a […]

Pens For Dog Lovers

The Westminster Dog Show was earlier this month and as with most years it was quite the show. Hundreds of different dogs all came together to compete for group title and best of show. It’s a pretty spectacular event, but one that is hard to translate to outsiders. Unlike a sporting event that has set […]

Montblanc Christmas Gifts

Give Montblanc This Season

There is a reason that writers and fans of writing instruments seek out Montblanc pens. The company has a distinguished past riddled with artisan success when it comes to designing and crafting high-quality, long lasting pens. It’s a reputation tangled up in facts and although individual pens may pull a […]

Montblanc Pen and Writing: What to do Without Electricity?

Imagine a time you needed a pen. Let’s say, it was a Mont Blanc fountain pen, any of them. Why would you need it? When you want your handwritten correspondence to have a distinguished look, and sometimes a digital medium is just insufficient. Note-taking, writing, it’s a lost art form in these modern times. What […]

Understanding Fountain Pen Nibs

This post will be the first in a series about the technical aspects of fountain pens. — by Tracy McCusker


If you have never owned a fountain pen before, it can be bewildering to understand them when you run across one for the first time. Most fountain pens look gorgeous. The bare […]

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Mont Blanc Etoile Eternelle Fountain Pen

It was 1972, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when KOB Radio station manager Dick McKee came up with the idea of using a hot air balloon to help celebrate the radio station’s 50th birthday. At the time, there were very few people in New Mexico that had hot air […]

Montblanc Fountain Pens

Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Fountain Pen Stainless Steel II

When you talk about fine writing instruments it’s hard to find any quality better than Montblanc Pens. These phenomenal pens come from a company that rewrote the book on what a fountain pen should embody. Their designs are famous for their versatility and artisanal qualities ranging […]

Executive Essentials Staff Picks

Graf Von Faber-Castell Classic Fountain

Graduation time has come to Montana. I know this very well, because last weekend I gathered up my two children, dressed them up in the finest threads we have to offer and ushered them 12 blocks to the University of Montana where they watched their mother graduate with an […]

The Montblanc Limited Edition Mahatma Gandhi Pen

The Montblanc Limited Edition Mahatma Gandhi Pen is now available at Executive Essentials. While there has been some controversy over the release of this pen, Executive Essentials is proud to be an authorized dealer of Montblanc as they honor this extraordinary man!

Gandhi was not born with the name Mahatma, which means “great soul”; it […]

The Montblanc Masterpiece

Meisterstuck, German for masterpiece. “Masterpiece in modern usage refers to a creation that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person’s career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship.” Undisputed, the Montblanc Meisterstuck Pen is well deserving of it’s name! First developed in […]