"it was full of Montblanc fountain pens, Meisterstücks, at least a dozen of them."

Meisterstück nibs
Creative Commons AttributionMeisterstück nibs - Credit: Bsodmike

Montblanc is a German company that produces luxury fountain pens. The company takes it name from Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. Meisterstücks (German for 'masterpiece') first appeared in 1925, and are the company's most famous model of pen.