This vintage Mont Blanc Meisterstuck mechanical pencil, in their proprietary black resin with gold plated details and their white star emblem is in its original box with the brochure and has never been used. I journal, always have, and this was a Birthday gift in the early eighties. It deserves its icon status, it is beautiful and perfectly balanced but I like to journal with a fountain pen. This piece is Mont Blanc style #12737, and the gold sticker indicates that it takes 0.7 mm lead and that it was made in Germany. According to the website, the pencil can also use 0.5 mm lead, these can be purchased online or in retail outlets. The pencil came loaded and I did twist a bit out to make sure it functions properly. This Meisterstuck mechanical pencil is gift worthy and sure to be loved.