A Montblanc Meisterstuck pen is identified by the tips, the serial numbers on the ring and the name Montblanc on the center ring. There are many counterfeit pens on the market of which buyers need to be aware.
A genuine Montblanc Meisterstuck pen has a readily identifiable tip. It contains information on both the detail and craftsmanship of the pen. Often the handcrafted gold tip also has an ornate design on it. The top ring of the pen is etched with the Montblanc name along with a serial number. Anyone in doubt of the authenticity of a pen can look up the serial number. The center ring is also etched with the Montblanc name, and a strong light pointed at the center ring causes the name to glow because of the resin used. A genuine pen has the classic white star emblem etched on it, and a real Montblanc pen comes packaged in a branded box.
The easiest way to identify a genuine Montblanc Meisterstuck pen is to purchase one from an authorized retailer. This is also beneficial because only original pens offer a warranty. Buying a pen from an Internet or auction site increases the possibility of a buyer coming across a fake.