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Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal


My First Pen Review: Monteverde Giant Sequoia

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Pen Review 19 March 2018 · 5,033 views
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Thanks to PenChalet.com for sending me a Monteverde Giant Sequoia to review. This is my very first pen review! It's probably not going to be your typical review, however, since I tend to use my fountain pens for drawing (I write and draw children's books for a living) as well as writing.
First off, the pen is GORGEOUS:
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The shimmery brown really did look like a highly polished wood. It came in this classy-looking Monteverde box:
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And here's what the pen looks like inside the box:
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As you can tell from the photo at the top of this post, the pen comes with a converter for bottled ink. If you lift up the inside display thingy, though, you'll find some cartridges as well as info about the pen:
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Here's a size comparison. From L to R: the Monteverde Giant Sequoia, TWSBI 580, Lamy Safari, Edison Nouveau, Pilot Falcon:
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The pen feels a bit big in my hand so although I love using it, I will probably give it to my husband (who loves the bigger pens). This would, in fact, make a wonderful gift for anyone who does like bigger pens. 

In the video above, I was using KWZ Honey ink.
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I wrote the above using Iroshizuku Take Sumi, and the Medium Nib that came with the pen. I inked up the pen with some KWZ Honey and liked how it drew just as well:
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If you have any specific questions about my experience with the pen, feel free to ask them below and I'll try to answer.
Thanks again to Pen Chalet for sending me this Monteverde Giant Sequoia to try out!

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