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Montegrappa Passione Nib Issue


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#1 jpy11363

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 23:02

Hi,

 

New to the forums and this is my first post although I've been following these forums for a while and find them very helpful. I have a brand new Montegrappa Passione with medium 18K nib. I use Montegrappa cartridges with the pen. However, no matter what I do the pen will not write. I've switched between 3 different cartridges and have flushed the pen 3 times letting it dry overnight. I've let the pen sit upside down for a few hours as well as dipped the nib to try to prime the feed but it still will not write. When I prime the nib it rights a little, then stops and then nothing. However, when I flush the pen a lot of ink is flushed out. Does anyone have any ideas as to what the issue might do or what else to try? I also have a Montegrappa Ducale Grande with Medium nib and a Montegrappa Desiderio with Medium nib and both worked perfectly out of the box with no issues. Thanks in advance for the help.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 23:56

How about sending it back to the seller? I mean, it's definitely the QC problem and your new pen shouldn't be like this.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:32

Yea, I'd send it back as well. No point mucking around with a pen that won't write. Where did you buy it from?


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:03

I was hoping to avoid sending it back but you're both right. Thanks for the help. I got it from an authorized dealer here in the US. I'll wait to see how the issue is resolved before naming the seller. They're going to take a look and see what's wrong and hopefully it gets resolved quickly. I was just totally surprised as I've gotten a lot of fountain pens and this is the first time I've ever encountered an issue like this which wasn't resolved with a good flushing of the nib.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:07

I was hoping to avoid sending it back but you're both right. Thanks for the help. I got it from an authorized dealer here in the US. I'll wait to see how the issue is resolved before naming the seller. They're going to take a look and see what's wrong and hopefully it gets resolved quickly. I was just totally surprised as I've gotten a lot of fountain pens and this is the first time I've ever encountered an issue like this which wasn't resolved with a good flushing of the nib.

 

The reason why I asked was to see whether you got it from an AD or other sources without warranty. It is not name and shame at all becuase it is not the AD's fault that the pen won't write, it is the manufacturer's fault really. I'm sure that the AD will take care of it for you.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:28

Did you solve the issue with the Montegrappa? I am interested in purchasing one and wondered whether it was cleared up to your satisfaction.  :)


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:28

I am thinking about purchasing a Montegrappa Passione fountain pen. I would like some thoughts about it. I have found a couple places which are still selling it. Your thoughts would be very much appreciated since it will be my only Christmas present this year. 


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:53

I have all four of the Passione fountain pens.  Aside from a minor nib issue that Kenro quickly resolved, the pens are fantastic.  The celluloid is beautiful and the design of the pen is both attractive and great to write with.  The shape of the pen fits my hand well and has nice balance.  I know some don't like the silver grip section, but I do.  I like the appearance of it over the black resin that you see on Pelikan and others because it is neutral to the celluloid colour and from a functionality stand point, it doesn't stain after a few dips in the inkwell - I only use cartridges for travel.  Other things that I like is the design of the clip and the cap threads at the grip section aren't sharp like on some pens.  One thing I have noticed about Montegrappa nibs is they tend to write a bit drier than I prefer, so a very slight opening of the tines does the trick for me.  My favourite colours are the Zebra and Mediterranean Blue.  I hope Montegrappa keeps this design and releases a couple more with different celluloid.




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#9 jpy11363

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 13:39

Hi,

 

Yes. My issue was quickly resolved and I love the pen. I keep it regularly inked up and in my rotation. FYI, if you want to pick up the Passione you better do so quickly as I've heard that Montegrappa is discontinuing the model so depending on which one you want it may be hard to find soon. Thanks!



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 19:04

My Montegrappa Passione also writes on the drier side than my preference. But I decide to not adjust it and just use the wetter inks. When the ink flow is good, it's an excellent writer.


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