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Montegrappa Nero Uno Linea Rose Gold


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#1 olivier78860

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 15:49

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:02

Nice review, thanks! I prefer the look of the regular NeroUno more than the Linea, but its still a beautiful pen.
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#3 olivier78860

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:05

Thanks for reading, MiamiArchStudent; I must confess I had never heard of Montegrappa before trying this pen, which I bought more because of its nib than because of style considerations.
I agree the style is a bit "heavy", but in the end, it's more about the writing qualities, so I've decided to overcome that. And it's probably the best writer I have so far, I'd put it on a pedestal, like my Pelikan M1000.

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#4 hari317

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:54

Excellent review. The shape of the nib on this Montegrappa is very similar to the 70's MB22x family. Thank you for bringing this pen to FPN's attention after a long time.
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#5 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 15:51

I could never write with the nero uno, always prefered the extra 1930 to it.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 17:19

Nice pen, nice writing, nice ink :thumbup:
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 00:28

Thank you for this helpful review and the nice pictures.

I have one in gunmetal/chrome, which I think is a bit more subdued than rose gold (although less attractive as well, imho). I happen to like the design overall. Even though I have large hands and this pen is on the narrower side, it's actually very comfortable to hold. The section itself is round rather than octagonal, and it's quite long so there's no chance of my fingers touching the cap screw threads (a major annoyance for me). The only minor annoyance is that when the cap is posted the lip of the cap rubs against my hand as I'm writing.

Agree that the nib is quite smooth, although I have found similar smoothness in other companies' pens as well. My fine nib runs wide - writes more like a medium. I think this inlaid nib is quite attractive, and definitely an asset to the pen.

I actually think this pen is less blingy/overelaborate than most other Montegrappa pens and Italian pens in general. It has a nice, quiet elegance to it, and is why I got it rather than that Krone t-rex I was holding in my other hand....

Edited by genls, 23 August 2011 - 01:39.


#8 IWantThat

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 00:29

My NeroUno Linea is my dream pen, at least now that I have one. I agree with you on the smoothness. It's fantastic! The smoothest pen I own, and my favorite writer since I first got mine last year. It is a large pen, and heavy, but I don't think of it as blingy. What drew me to it was the boldness and the architectural qualities of the shape. I agree that it is a pen that can only truly be appreciated when it's in the hand, laying down that juicy but crisp line. I hope you enjoy yours for years to come :)


Edited to add: it may seem less blingy to me, because I have the smoke trim, which isn't as bright and eye-catching as the rose gold.

Edited by IWantThat, 23 August 2011 - 00:45.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 22:50

I have the same fountain pen. I bought it today. I filled it with Pelikan 4001 Violet. But when I write with it, there is some strews. What do you think where is the problem? Ink or Paper. Paper is 120 gr.

#10 olivier78860

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:01

The ink-flow is quite generous on mine. I guess that would be problematic on a paper prone to feathering. Try it on notepad paper, which is usually a bit glossier than white sheets.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:07

The ink-flow is quite generous on mine. I guess that would be problematic on a paper prone to feathering. Try it on notepad paper, which is usually a bit glossier than white sheets.



Nice review.... what ink did you use?
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#12 olivier78860

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:03

Waterman Florida Blue, I nearly only use this ink.

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