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Montegrappa Espressione In Brown


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#1 jar

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:31

I was lucky enough not too long ago to get another Montegrappa Espressione, this one in Brown.

Like all modern Montegrappa regular series pens it comes in a simple white box,

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with the typical grey inner box.

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The brown, like the blue, is a deep, rich color with sparkles that set it off as the light changes.

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It's a cartridge/converter pen with screw on cap (one full rotation on or off) and the end of the body is threaded for posting.

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What sets this pen apart and keeps it in regular rotation is the nib, a Montegrappa broad nib

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that I asked John to work into a full width Cursive Italic.

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The Espressione is a large pen and yet so perfectly balanced, effortless to use over extended periods, beautiful and functional that it is one that gets far more pocket time than many of my pens.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:16

I had not been a fan of pens with metal sections until you corrupted me with your fantastic reviews of sterling silver pens. After reading them I finally broke down and got one, then another ....

This pen would not previously have interested me, but now that I realize how quickly a metal section warms in the hand, and that the metal can provide a secure grip, well ... once again I'm interested.

How much does this pen weigh? And of what metal is the section made?

Great review and photos!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:32

I had not been a fan of pens with metal sections until you corrupted me with your fantastic reviews of sterling silver pens. After reading them I finally broke down and got one, then another ....

This pen would not previously have interested me, but now that I realize how quickly a metal section warms in the hand, and that the metal can provide a secure grip, well ... once again I'm interested.

How much does this pen weigh? And of what metal is the section made?

Great review and photos!


The end cap, clip, cap band, section, body band and body end are Sterling Silver, the nib is 18K, the body is resin and the weight is about 35 grams filled using the converter.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:35

Now that is a lovely pen, jar! I'm going to have to research that one for sure.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:57

Now that is a lovely pen, jar! I'm going to have to research that one for sure.


Neat, it comes in the Blue swirl (reviewed here) and Red swirl (reviewed here) resin, the Brown and also a simple Black.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:57

Picked one up in blue a few weeks ago with a fine nib. It truly is one of my favorites and I have gotten a load of compliments on it in the office. Your review was spot on.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 15:35

Picked one up in blue a few weeks ago with a fine nib. It truly is one of my favorites and I have gotten a load of compliments on it in the office. Your review was spot on.


Fantastic, really glad you like yours.

And extra points to the first person that correctly identifies the background image in the nib closeup.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 17:29

Now that is a lovely pen, jar!

+1!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 20:14

very nice pen :thumbup: congrats
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 22:41

jar, I see you own both the blue and brown. Which one most strikes your fancy? They all look great. I think the red ones look super lush and vibrant in color but the brown has a real depth to it that is attractive. Just wondering how to came to choose the colors you did and your thoughts now that you have two.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 23:32

jar, I see you own both the blue and brown. Which one most strikes your fancy? They all look great. I think the red ones look super lush and vibrant in color but the brown has a real depth to it that is attractive. Just wondering how to came to choose the colors you did and your thoughts now that you have two.


I'm somewhat eclectic in my tastes when it comes to color choices.

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