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New Monte Grappa - What's The News?


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#1 Calabria

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 23:33

Just saw the upcoming release of a new Montegrappa line, "Monte Grappa." It's advertised as a daily writer with piston filler. Sounds interesting. Any comments? And, do they make their own nibs ... or where do they get them from?

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 00:16

Bock, according to this old thread


http://www.fountainp...k-or-jowo-nibs/

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:00

Montegrappa is with JoWo now.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 00:56

Weren't they owned by Montblanc?
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 13:13

Weren't they owned by Montblanc?


Montegrappa? No, they have been Italian all the time.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 16:39

Visconti was in Richemont group, the holding that owns Montblanc, but has long since been bought back.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 17:45

One would think that for over half a Grand they could show us the nib :rolleyes:


I may not have been much help, but I DID bump your thread up to the top.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:45

I spoke with representatives of Kenro, the U.S. Distrubutor, at the Baltimore Pen Show last weekend about this pen. They indicated they expected shipment any day now. That being the case they should b3 available for sale sometime soon. I think there is also a steel-nibbled option.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:37

One would think that for over half a Grand they could show us the nib :rolleyes:

The nib is not important. Just admire the pretty cap and barrel and hand over your money. What do ya wanna do, write with it or something?


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 14:04

The nib is not important. Just admire the pretty cap and barrel and hand over your money. What do ya wanna do, write with it or something?

 

True


I may not have been much help, but I DID bump your thread up to the top.


#11 AlphaTee

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 18:18

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Edited by AlphaTee, 11 March 2018 - 18:20.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 18:19

One would think that for over half a Grand they could show us the nib :rolleyes:


Sorry missed reply:
Here you go:
http://www.montegrap...rappa-1006.html

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 17:56

Montegrappa? No, they have been Italian all the time.

In 2001 the Richemont Group (owners of Montblanc, Cartier, Dunhill and a host of other high end brands) bought Montegrappa and in 2007 ownership returned to the Aquila family.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 19:53

Oh snap! I was wrong as well!

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 20:11

In 2001 the [/size]Richemont[/size] Group (owners of Montblanc, Cartier, Dunhill and a host of other high end brands) bought [/size]Montegrappa[/size] and in 2007 ownership returned to the Aquila family.[/size]


sorry, I did not knew this.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:13

Returning to the topic of the new "Monte Grappa" model, I think it's a lovely piece of design.

 

It is offered with a choice of gold or steel nibs. The Montegrappa gold nibs I have are surprisingly lean in terms of ink flow, so I would almost prefer the steel nibbed version of this model.

 

Another thing I never thought I would say, but I would be more likely to spring for this if it were a c/c filler  :rolleyes:



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:41

Montegrappa is with JoWo now.

 

Correct. This has been confirmed by the company itself. The new lines are being shifted to JoWo. Latest Fortuna and Ducale model already feature JoWo nibs. Considering the huge issues they had with the latest batches of Bock-made stainless steel nibs, this is great news.



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 16:33

I tried a sample "Monte Grappa" at pen club last month. It was the steel nib version, and I thought it wrote quite well. I do not recall what the selling price was for the pen, however.
...So much ink, so little penmanship....

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 18:55

I picked up one of these at a discounted price. Mine is the black pen, with a medium gold nib.

 

The piston operates very well, with the typical Montegrappa clicking ratchet effect. The nib is a lovely smooth, juicy writer at the narrower end of medium for European nibs.

 

The pen has a nice heft at 38g total weight, and 28g uncapped.

 

The section is very nearly too slim for comfort, but overall it's a fine well-made pen  :)



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 23:37

I picked up one of these at a discounted price. Mine is the black pen, with a medium gold nib.
 
The piston operates very well, with the typical Montegrappa clicking ratchet effect. The nib is a lovely smooth, juicy writer at the narrower end of medium for European nibs.
 
The pen has a nice heft at 38g total weight, and 28g uncapped.
 
The section is very nearly too slim for comfort, but overall it's a fine well-made pen  :)


How does it post? Pretty secure? Also, can you comment on how posting the cap affects the balance? Thanks!  I'm interested in this pen, but it's in tough competition with the Aurora 88 for nearly the same price (with a gold nib, at least).  


Edited by Jezza, 10 May 2018 - 02:41.







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