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#1 Vicary

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 15:54

So Christmas brought a few new Montegrappa pens into the fold. I received a pair of the new Mia fountain pens and a new Elmo Fantasy Bloom. The Mias are quite nice, in the style of the Extra/Miya/Classica/etc, featuring some new streaked resins. The blue one looks, feels, and smells a lot like ebonite, but according to all sources it's a resin. The orange pen, 'Spice Explosion,' is the standard edition, with a stainless steel nib and cartridge/converter filler. The blue pen, 'Sea at Dusk,' is the limited edition version, with 120 pieces made, and an 18k nib and piston filler. They're both nice pens, write very well, and the resins are really eye catching. Not quite as eye catching as the Fantasy Bloom Elmo, though. The yellow is swirled with purple and has a lot of chatoyance. It's very eye catching. This one came with a 1.1 stub that writes very well. The Elmo came from FPH, and is available in two other colors. The Mias came from Italy, and are also available in other regular and LE colors. I'm pretty happy with them all!

 

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 22:21

I don't know whether to thank you or curse you, but I saw the Sea at Dusk Mia and ordered one from Novelli.

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 18:41

I don't know whether to thank you or curse you, but I saw the Sea at Dusk Mia and ordered one from Novelli.

 

I hope you'll enjoy it! I think my next Montegrappa will be another Fantasy Bloom Elmo in a different color...



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:41

Con gratulations ,you are a lucky man,so nice pens for Christmas . Colours of the 3 pens are so  exiting and I personally like that they aren't celluloid. Now my problem is which one will be the first. B)



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 20:03

That middle one is Killing me. 

 

From Novelli???


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 21:29

That middle one is Killing me. 

 

From Novelli???

Yeah the two on the left came from Novelli. Some of the other colors are pretty cool too, if a little more subdued. They may be Italian market exclusives. 



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 18:35

Thanks, Vicary! I have to say, it is a better pen than my orange Miya 450 stub, which has such a tiny sweet spot that it's not very enjoyable to write with. What a value for a piston filler with sterling trim and an 18k stub nib!

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 01:56

Thanks, Vicary! I have to say, it is a better pen than my orange Miya 450 stub, which has such a tiny sweet spot that it's not very enjoyable to write with. What a value for a piston filler with sterling trim and an 18k stub nib!

 

Send it back! I have an Extra 1930 Shiny Lines with a stub. I bought it from Bryant Greer at the 2018 DC show. It wasn't writing very well, so I sent it back to Kenro. Took a couple of months, but it came back writing perfectly. Had a similar experience with an Extra Tortoise that wasn't the world's greatest writer. 



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:48

What's your impressions on how the Elmo Fantasy Bloom feels? Is the section comfortable, what about the threads and step on the barrel. I wonder a little why they went from resin threads to metal ones on the newer versions of the Elmo. 








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