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Montegrappa Espressione Duetto FP


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#1 rinellatony

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 19:59

Montegrappa Espressione Duetto FP



1) First Impressions 10/10

This has been on my list since I started getting interested in fountain pens. I happen love pens with silver caps and this particular piece was the nicest looking one I saw in pictures. So of course I was really drawn to the pen when I first saw it in person. It was a must have for me after seeing it!

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2) Appearance & Design 10/10

As I said earlier this is one of my favorite looking pens made right now. It has a very sleek and professional appearance, I got many comments on it the first day I started using the pen around the office. As you can see, the detailing and design is very classy. I typically do like pens that have screw down caps to back but I would say this feature is a draw back on this pen as it makes it feel a little too heavy when the cap is posted. For me its not much of any issue as I like to write with a pen un-posted anyways. Here is how it looks posted.

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As you can see the detailing is great!

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4) Nib & Performance 9/10

This pen writes like a dream! I love the EF NIB although the F NIB on Montegrappa's is probably my favorite NIB of choice, the ink comes out just a tad thicker.

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5) Filling System 8/10

Cartridge/converter filling system which I like. The ink comes out very nice.

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5) Packaging 9/10

For a non-limited edition pen, Montegrappa's packaging is second to none.

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6) Cost & Value 8/10

For me this pen is a sleek work of art and with the retail prices comming down on Montegrappa's this pen will be easier to aquire.

7) Conclusion

Next to Extra 1930 this is my favorite Montegrappa pen so far and a must have in my opinion! I hope the review was helpful.

Tony

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 20:12

Congratulations on a great looking pen and thank you for the review.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 20:25

Great shots - this is one pen I've been admiring for a while. Very classy - I especially like the threaded end of the barrel. And the cap! And the overall shape and finish!

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 22:16

iv been waiting for a review of this pen, i really like it! thanks for the review!

oh, and the converter is the screw in style?

Edited by Mrsal, 23 August 2009 - 01:54.


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Posted 23 August 2009 - 22:35

A cool pen. A modern day flat top with some nice touches like the rings around the metal cap. One thing about the montes is the extensive machining for posting caps and use of metal sections. For a fan of this type of pen its a nice design and something I would buy. Congratulations.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 23:54

I am so jealous. That pen is unbelievable! Montegrappa is in my honest opinion the best penmaker around and I just love their pens. I hope you do too!

Kevin :thumbup:
What I'm looking for: Montblanc 132, 235, 422 and 432. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 00:08

QUOTE (Mrsal @ Aug 22 2009, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
iv been waiting for a review of this pen, i really like it! thanks for the review!

oh, and the converter is the screw in style?



I use a cartridge but I believe the converter doesn't screw in.

Tony

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 00:10

QUOTE (MiamiArcStudent @ Aug 23 2009, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am so jealous. That pen is unbelievable! Montegrappa is in my honest opinion the best penmaker around and I just love their pens. I hope you do too!

Kevin thumbup.gif



Montegrappa is my favorite as well, I have a few more on the way!

Tony


#9 rinellatony

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 00:19

QUOTE (Brian @ Aug 23 2009, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A cool pen. A modern day flat top with some nice touches like the rings around the metal cap. One thing about the montes is the extensive machining for posting caps and use of metal sections. For a fan of this type of pen its a nice design and something I would buy. Congratulations.



Thanks, I absolutely love this pen!

Tony

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:55

Thanks for the great review. I have been wondering about this brand also.

I notice that it has a metal section....how do you find it? My experience with metal sections has been that they can be a bit slippery after writing for awhile. What has been your experience with yours?

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 19:41

Thanks for the great review. I have been wondering about this brand also.

I notice that it has a metal section....how do you find it? My experience with metal sections has been that they can be a bit slippery after writing for awhile. What has been your experience with yours?


The metal section doesn't bother me at all, although I never write for long periods of time. I only really use my pens to take short notes at work or home so I don't know if my opinion would be helpful. I will say as far as looks go, this pen is a winner.

Tony

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 19:42

<!--quoteo(post=1195420:date=Aug 22 2009, 06:16 PM:name=Mrsal)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mrsal @ Aug 22 2009, 06:16 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1195420"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->iv been waiting for a review of this pen, i really like it! thanks for the review!

oh, and the converter is the screw in style?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


I use a cartridge but I believe the converter doesn't screw in.

Tony



I just put the coverter in today, it does screw in.

Tony

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:05

Thank you for a wonderful review. I have been eyeing this Montegrappa for a while and finally had to order one. Can't wait to get it!






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