Montegrappa Fortuna Heartwood Teak Fountain Pensearch

Montegrappa Fortuna Heartwood Teak Fountain Pen

Montegrappa Fortuna Heartwood Teak Fountain Pen

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They do a copper and brushed steel one (exactly the same design) which looks really nice. I gave it a miss though and just ordered two Cross botanica.
the nibs on these pens are finicky. You can never be sure you will get a good one. But if you do get a good one it’s awesome. Unfortunately I have had two consecutive failed experiences with Montegrappa steel nibs and won’t buy one till I can actually be sure the nib is smooth and performs well - trying at a store and getting that same pen is what I would prefer for this pen.
I dig bronze in general, but it’s doing nothing for me here, unfortunately. Also, I agree about having a gold nib option on a pen this pricey.
I was so excited when I saw Montegrappa and Teak, but then I saw the pen. Bronze? Why is bronze so trendy now? I hate it on watches and I really hate it on pens. Furthermore, at $285 it really should have a gold nib, or at least a gold nib option. I love wood pens, and I have a Japanese Briarwood pen that is one of my favorites. If this pen had rose gold trim and a gold nib, even if it cost $100 more, then it would be a great buy. Most of all, I am really curious what everyone thinks about the bronze craze. I honestly do not understand it. What will come next, untreated iron with unique "rust" patena?
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I have the same feelings. I saw the price and a stainless steel nib. oookay, I'll pass. If this had come with an 18k gold EF, then I would be in.
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Yup, agree about the gold nib. $285 for a steel nib and a converter seems high. Like you I like some bronze things, but half the time it's just a bad brown fake bronze, and I definitely don't like it in pens!