Montegrappa Special-Edition Liberty Fountain Pensearch

Montegrappa Special-Edition Liberty Fountain Pen

Montegrappa Special-Edition Liberty Fountain Pen

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Nooooo! I somehow missed this and all of the malachite are gone! *shakes a fist*
I bought two of them. The pen is 3mm longer than the Platinum 3776 century which I own and this pen is acceptable to write with capped or uncapped. I have read recent reviews on their gold nibs and they appear to be better. I was willing to take the risk because all purchases are a risk and generally most nibs can be remedied. Only broad nibs were left so I bought the machalite and lapis versions. Never tried broad nibs but I have read that Mintegrappa broad nibs are generally more medium
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Maybe you should comment on the pen and not spelling mistakes
hoffman
I’m not aware of having commented on any spelling mistakes.
Small size pen
Anyone knows if this is the same size as a Pelikan M800? I like larger, girthier pens and the M800 is the minimum size comfortable for me long term. Specs wise from what I can find it's 5mm uncapped shorter, I don't cap my pens
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I can't comment specifically about barrel diameter. As I mentioned above, I had the Tibaldi version, which I actually ended up selling because it was a little on the small side. You can see some photos that I took here with a size comparison, and you'll see it aligns much more closely with an Aurora Optima for length, and maybe the M620 for girth. If you're not a member of FPN, you can just Google image search Tibaldi Art Nouveau and the images should come up.
http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/307494-tibaldi-art-nouveau-eye-candy/
Vic70
Thanks Vic70. You have some really nice pens!
After doing a little more research, my main concern is Montegrappa itself. Reading numerous reviews about horrible flow and hard start issues is one thing - it’s another thing when they are consistently occuring on $350+ pens. Maybe someone with more direct experience with modern Montegrappa‘s can substantiate. If this pen was a smooth wet writer, like many other gold bock counterparts, this would be a deal of the century. Doesn’t seem like experiences with montegrappa suggest that though - https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2017/1/11/montegrappa-fortuna-white-ruthenium-fountain-pen-review
cpmcnamara
Someone commented in the linked article that medium point seemed to write well. So, perhaps the fine nib is problematic? Hopefully they have fixed this issue. Or maybe we should just assume we would need to pay extra for a trip to a nibmeister.
cpmcnamara
To be fair, the Fortuna uses a steel nib and the Liberty is a 18k gold nib with an ebonite feed. I don't think the steel nibs use an ebonite feed, which impacts the flow greatly.

In for a Malachite Green one. I've seen that same celluloid on the larger Otto Extra version and it is amazing.
The description fails to mention that Montegrappa produced only 50 pieces of each color.
It's a true limited edition.
According to descriptions from various online retailers, these pens are offered in the US market only, and are part of the Elements series.
This is actually a drop that isn't getting a lot of attention and is arguably one of the better deals... I just don't think people know much about this pen, but this is a celluloid pen (and a beautiful one) that uses a nib that is similar to probably the M800 Pelikan. Seems like a steal at $199 - I'd probably join if I wasn't already hating myself for all the other purchases I made recently.
cpmcnamara
It's a #6 nib, smaller than the one on a Pelikan M800, but still substantial.
The more I look at it the more of a bargain it seems.
I must say that this is a lot cheaper than other online retailers are selling this for. Any catch?
Slimcea
It's smallish, if you consider that a catch. That's about it.
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