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Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens

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About the Monteverde Prima Series

The Monteverde Prima Series fountain pen is made from acrylic resin accented with chrome trim. It's ergonomically balanced shape makes this pen a joy to use. Choose from a range of color choices.

The nib is made from stainless steel with cartridge/converter filling.

Product Specifications
Length: 5.25 in.
Posted Length: 6.0 in.
Diameter: 0.5 in.
Weight: 1.0 oz.
Nib Material: Stainless Steel
Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Cartridge Type: Standard International

Available Sizes & Colors
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Black Swirl - Fine (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Black Swirl - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Black Swirl - Stub (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Green Swirl - Fine (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Green Swirl - Medium (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Green Swirl - Stub (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Purple Swirl - Fine (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Purple Swirl - Medium (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Purple Swirl - Stub (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Tiger Eye Swirl - Fine (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Tiger Eye Swirl - Medium (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Tiger Eye Swirl - Stub (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Turquoise Swirl - Fine (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Turquoise Swirl - Medium (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens - Turquoise Swirl - Stub (Stainless Steel nib) *
The Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.
* typically ships in 1-2 business days.


Guaranteed Quality
Each Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!
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Monteverde Prima Series Reviews

quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
Overall rating:
4.6
out of 5
(16 reviews)

 
I got this pen in the stub nib and I must say I enjoy using it very much! It is fun to write with and the nib is very smooth! I also highly recommend Pen Chalet for their customer service! You can't beat it!


Norman, OK
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
This is beautiful writing instrument, and certainly value for the price. Runs a little dry, but perhaps it will improve as I use it more.

PRINCETON, NJ
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
Nice weight. But the EF is more like a F-M on a Pilot. And seems to write thicker than an EF Lamy. It's very pretty though.

Brooklyn , NY
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
received pen and the cap was broken. I contacted penchalet they paid for it to go back to them and fixed it. very happy with pen now. very pretty writes nice. I would purchase another one in the future..also get support team pen chalet has.

blackfoot, ID
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
This is a beautiful pen. I ordered the tiger eye color with a 1.1 mm stub nib. There is a lot of the deep luminescent-like luster in the pen material. The pen writes well with good line variation from the stub nib. It is a little drier writer than some of my others, but very acceptable. Writes smoothly and consistently.

Newnan, GA
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
A beautiful, well-balanced fountain pen. Medium Nib (steel) could be a trifle 'broader' but excellent and crisp writing.

Santa Fe, NM
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
This is my first pen from Monteverde and I had heard mixed reviews but, at the price Pen Chalet had it for, I decided that, even if it wasn't a great pen, it wasn't a major investment.

I'm thrilled to say that the pen will become my daily workhorse. The nib floats beautifully and smoothly across the paper (I use Rhodia books so the paper quality helps with the writing experience), holds a substantial amount of ink in its included converter, and the thickness of the body fits nicely in my hands.

One note - if you have large hands, you'll probably want to use this pen with the cap posted or it may be just a bit too short. That does make it just a tiny bit top-heavy but not enough to be a real detriment - especially once there's ink in the pen. Also, holding the pen an additional 1/4" higher seems to resolve the weight of the posted cap.

Naperville, IL
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
These are really lovely pens--only a bit below my Duofold on writing smoothness and a much more affordable alternative. The chrome trim begs to be changed for aesthetic purposes, but the functionality is excellent.

Oneonta, NY
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
I recently purchased the Monteverde Prima Green Swirl with a medium sized nib. I've been testing it for about a week now and wanted to share my thoughts.

I was looking for a mid-range pen with a classic "Duofold" type design. I am staying away from vintage pens due to there being possible mechanical issues, and not wanting to pay the premium prices that a restored Duofold goes for these days. There's the new style Duofold available from Parker, but they run in the $400 price range. In comparing the Parket Duofold to the Monteverde Prima, though, you see a number of similarities in both style and in size:

Duofold Centennial
Body Material: hand-cast acrylic
Nib: solid gold
Size: 137 cm
Weight: 28 gr

Monteverde Prima:
Body Material: hand-made acrylic
Nib: steel
Size: 135 cm
Weight: 27 gr

The Monteverde Prima is 2 cm smaller and 1 gram lighter than the Parker Duofold Centennial. The difference in cost seems to be mostly in materials used for the nib and accents.

The Prima is a very nice looking pen, interesting but not gaudy. The acrylic body is smooth and seems durable, plus I like the slight translucence that gives the swirl design some additional depth. The weight is good for me, and balances well even when posted. Speaking of posting, the cap posts well without issue. The clip is quite tight, but the design allows for it to slip over the clothing and remain in place. It fits perfectly in a dress shirt pocket. The pen comes with a converter and one black and one blue Monteverde ink cartridge. I am currently testing with the Monteverde blue cartridge, which works fine and is a lighter blue color. The pen components fit together well, no gaps between the cap and the clip, the cap screws onto the body easily (1.5 turns), nothing loose or leaking. On to the nib. Some of the fountain pen review sites noted issues with the alignment of the tines or scratchiness, which did make me have some reservations about this pen. However, knowing that the nib is a standard size 6 and friction fit, I tried to keep in mind that the nib could be readily and easily replaced should there be an issue or if I want to switch from a medium to a fine sized nib. The Prima that I received did not have any of the same problems as some reviewers had with the nib. I washed and soaked the pen, and thorough dried it before using, and I had no problems with ink flow or tines out of alignment. The medium nib was smooth, and ink flow was fine with no skipping or slow start up. I did do a minor amount of tuning by smoothing the nib just a bit to match my tastes, but that isn't really necessary.

Pen Chalet shipped the pen quickly and I received it two days later. The packaging was sized to match the pen box, which was wrapped in bubble wrap to prevent it from moving around. The packaging also included a 10% discount card for my next order. I was pleased with the service and packaging that I received from Pen Chalet and will order from them again.

I have no regrets in purchasing the Monteverde Prima. It has been my primary pen for the past week and has started up every time and no skipping. I haven't seen any evidence of wear yet, but only time will tell. I normally use Waterman inks, but I found the supplied Monteverde ink to be nice, as well, and will consider exploring their inks further in the future.

Columbus, OH
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
I purchased the stub nib versions of these pens and have found the steel nibs to be very good. I used Iroshizuku, Edelstein, and J.Herbin inks, various colors, with excellent results. The general quality of the pen is above average at the comfortable price point. I've been collecting and using fountain pens for about 45 years and believe this series offers good performance at a nice price.

Remlap, AL
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
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FAQs about the Monteverde Prima Series

Q:
The nib size - Stub. What is the size, 1.1, 1.5 or 1.9?
Asked on Jul 17 2015 by Danny
A:
The Monteverde Prima Series Fountain Pen comes with a 1.1mm stub nib.
Q:
Is the converter threaded?
Asked on Apr 22 2014 by Tom
A:
Yes the Monteverde prima fountain pen uses a threaded converter.
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Monteverde Prima Series Video



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This is the Monteverde Prima Series fountain pen and the box that it comes in. It has a green leather box with a hinge top to it. This particular model is no longer available but it is from our personal collection but the style is the same with the current Prima fountain pens that we carry on our website.

The body is made from an acrylic resin. On our website the products have a swirl pattern to the pen. This particular pen has chrome accents to it. It has a Monteverde logo on the top of it and it say Monteverde USA on the side.

The cap itself unscrews to reveal the nib. This particular nib is a stainless steel nib. You can also remove the nib section from the barrel. This is a cartridge converter pen. We have the converter connected to it but you can pull the converter out and replace it with cartridges. This particular pen comes with an extra cartridge.

Underneath the bottom of the case is the instructions and the manual for the pen. This is a great pen for the price. Get yours today at PenChalet.com
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