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Hey everyone. What's your thoughts on the new Monza? Is it worth the purchase?

 

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It's a Jinhao 992 with (apparently) a different nib, a warranty from Monteverde and an 800% price markup. Whether or not that's worthwhile is entirely up to you, I personally think it's unreasonable.

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Never seen it before, it's not a bad looking pen... Even if it's more expensive than a Chinese pen it's not exactly expensive.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 

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Jinhao, Wing Sung, and a couple other Chinese companies are making this style of pen, which is a clone of some Sailor model. Who knows who builds the Monte Verde. Hopefully anybody but Jinhao and their cracking problem.

 

Gouletpens.com has a special until the end of the year: order any Monteverde or Conklin pen and get a free 90ml $15 bottle of ink free. The ink colors are limited. The Monza is listed for $16 and the offer of a free ink bottle applies. Think of it as a Monza for $1.

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Jinhao, Wing Sung, and a couple other Chinese companies are making this style of pen, which is a clone of some Sailor model. Who knows who builds the Monte Verde. Hopefully anybody but Jinhao and their cracking problem.

 

Gouletpens.com has a special until the end of the year: order any Monteverde or Conklin pen and get a free 90ml $15 bottle of ink free. The ink colors are limited. The Monza is listed for $16 and the offer of a free ink bottle applies. Think of it as a Monza for $1.

 

There was a review posted today, it's a Jinhao 992 with a different nib.

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Personally, I put Monte Verde products in two buckets:

Pens: Overpriced and all too often gaudy.

Inks and refills: Great value and worth using. The MB equivalent BP refill is a standout.

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It has all the same QC issues as the jinhao 992 - the form factor is amazing, it posts deeply and securely, the nib is (in my opinion) worse than the 992, though the omniflex version, while not really a flex nib, does write nice (and does justify a price increase)

 

the key problem is that there about a 90% chance it will just crack. Monteverde didn't specify any increase in quality control over the 992, which would have been the #1 beginner fountain pen on earth if it didn't crack with near-absolute certainty.

 

I have a green monza that hasn't cracked, a clear one that has, and about a dozen 992's, only one of which hasn't cracked.

 

Avoid the pen. it was so close, but just worthless.'

 

Some monteverde pens are okay. The invincia is a solid, well made pen at a tolerable price, as is their acrylic line.

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All the Demo version of Jinhao 992 and the Monza share that material / manufacturing defect .. cracking is almost guaranteed , on the other hand the solid color Jinhao 992 do seems not to suffer the issue ( early batches do but no longer ) , the material used must had enough of a difference there

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Maybe I'll pick up a few solid ones then.

 

The pen had such a good, reliable nib and the form factor is just pretty much faultless for a simple fountain pen for normal people, quick to uncap, deep/secure post, no weird step ups, fine enough nib for normal awful everyday paper.

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