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This finish is absolutely spectacular! Im a little jealous actually. I havent been able to fire a pen to this color so now I have a new goal. The colors are amazing in person. It difficult to photograph and capture everything but theres a lot going on here and it looks amazing in person. The color does depend a lot on the lighting. All day at work today I was insistent that the cap was much more golden than the body and it bugged me. At home the colors match so much better! It looks great in light with more yellow to it.

 

The price is a little ridiculous though and I would not have bought it had Goldspot not had a great promotion going at the time. Also the mug that came with the pen is really cool but had a dent in the lip. Got an email in to Goldspot about it. Nice and solid and a decent size too. Im actually planning to use this mug on a regular basis just hopefully dent free.

 

This is easily the best built Fortuna I have and I think I almost have at least one from every series just about. The cap threads to the section smoothly on this pen. On the other Fortunas its a little gritty for some reason.

 

Ive been told Montegrappa went to a JoWo nib on this pen and its pretty flawless. All of my other Fortuna Bock nibs have been completely uninspiring out of the box and Ive had to beat on just about all of them. Thats like 10 Fortunas or so. This JoWo nib is like glass but it actually writes. The other pens had been like glass but they polished all too far to the point of babies bottom and I had to bring them back a little. This JoWo writes great but its just a tad too smooth for my preference. I like a small amount of feedback but thats just my preference. Theres nothing wrong with this new JoWo but Im going to rough it up just a hair for quality feedback. A slight run over 6k micromesh will do it.

 

I really dont get this. I have a ton of pens with Bock nibs both factory and aftermarket in #5 and #6 titanium and steel. Theyve all been great but the Fortuna nib was just meh on basically all of my pens. Now I had one JoWo previously from Goulet in a 1.1mm stub and it was scratchy with a thin line. Needed some work. Im not sure why Fortuna Bocks had been lame but a JoWo Fortuna is really nice. Not sure whats going on here but going to a JoWo nib was a night and day call by Montegrappa on the Fortuna. The pen is infinitely better for it. The other thing I really like about this pen is that theres a lot of press coverage about it and how its made. You can actually watch a video of how its fired that Goulet posted. That goes a long way to justify the cost to yourself.

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I have the fortuna tricolore and it is not my best writer, it is much dry and perform with some scrachiness.

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