Montblanc G2 Pen



1. Overview
2. Materials
3. Construction
4. Tests



The Pilot G2 is probably the most popular ink pen in the world. They are quite possibly the best invention in the writing industry ever since electric tatoo machine. Oh wait-

I myself am a avid user of it. I own the blue, black, red and black variants in different tip sizes… at least before I lost half of them.

Even though we all had the almighty G2s, I still admired the uber-extravagant Montblanc people.

Their pens were so smooth, they nearly wrote by themselves. But at $200 (basic Montblanc pen) to $300,000 (Montblanc Boheme Royal) for a pen, that miraculous ink was not for the common man.

Montblanc pens are the finest pens in the world. They make specialised refills, so that you must use one of their Gold-plated, Diamond-crusted pens to use their ink.

This simple hack will adapt a Montblanc refill ink to an ordinary G2 (Note: the cost of the G2 pen is a fraction of the cost of the refill) so that you can have the finest writing experience without getting robbed in school.

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1. Pilot G2 Pen
2. Montblanc Rollerball Refill



Get a Pilot G2 pen, doesn’t matter what tip size or colour. Even the G2 Pro versions work.

If you don’t have it, buy it. Or BitTorrent it. Don’t shoplift. Stealing is a crime; Piracy is sharing.

After facing the reality that the cost of the G2 pen is a fraction of that of Montblanc refills, proceed to disassemble a pen. Ask a 5-year-old for assistance if needed.

If you don’t have a 5-year-old, make one.

Notice the difference. Then notice the similarities. Then notice the difference again. That’s right, the Montblanc pen has a little 2mm of extra length.

Then proceed to trim the Montblanc refill down to the same length as the G2 ink. It takes some effort and a sharp cutter, so have a 50-year-old to help you out here if needed.

Reassemble the pen. Instead of using the original G2 ink, replace it with the Montblanc refill. If it doesn’t fit well, trim it further.

And enjoy one of the world’s finest writing instruments, and laugh at those Dr. Grip users who think that they’re pens are awesome and overpriced.



Tests?? Do we really need to do this?

If the smiley looks ugly, it’s my handwriting, not the pen.


Disclaimer: All experiments and projects presented here are highly dangerous and purely intended for educational and experimental purposes only. Do not attempt them at any rate.