Montegrappa Miya Midnight Blue Fountain Pen Review

Montegrappa Pen Review

This was a long overdue review that was inspired by a customer of ours that purchased this pen in a turquoise celluloid. I opened the box to make sure the nib size was correct before packaging it for shipment and was struck by the beauty of this pen. Feeling the weight and balance in my hand, I just had to review this pen.

Design of the Montegrappa Miya Midnight Blue Fountain Pen

First, a little bit about the pen and its maker : The is manufactured in Italy from the same factory in Bassano del Grappa that has been producing fine pens since 1912. The barrel and cap material are made from hand-turned, precious celluloid. The contrast of vibrant blue shades is a marvel to behold in the light.

Materials and Presentation

Sterling silver, not chrome or silver plating, is used for the clip, trim, Greek-key patterned center band and the front grip section. The material adds a higher amount of gleaming luster and it will certainly benefit from an occasional polishing, just like fine jewelery.

Unboxing Experience of Montegrappa Miya Fountain Pen

The presentation is also top notch. The pen rests on cream-colored, plush platform. The box and the interior have a leatherette or faux suede feel to them. Underneath the pen is a pull-out drawer, where you would normally find the complimentary ink cartridges and a warranty / instruction manual that also gives you a nostalgic look at the company.The unique, precisely balanced shape of the pen was the first quality that really impressed me. It might not be as evident in the photography, but the part of the barrel leading toward the front grip section has a subtle curve. It connects with the sterling silver section with no lip or hard edge. That was the second design feature that impressed me. The third was the overall size and cap posting. With the cap posted on the back-end, the size and weight did not throw off the balance or writing comfort of the pen.

Writing Performance of the Montegrappa Pen

The nib is solid that fills using cartridge or converter (provided with pen purchase). The fine nib that was used to test the pen was smooth (not very flexible) and gave a generous ink flow. My only aesthetic issue with the pen would be the heart-shaped breather hole that is on the nib. It immediately made me question whether this was a marketed ladies pen. Thankfully, I am secure enough in my masculinity to be accepting of that small detail.

Is the Montegrappa Miya Midnight Blue Fountain Pen Worth the Investment

With a price tag of $495, the Montegrappa Miya Midnight Blue Fountain Pen represents a significant investment in the world of writing instruments. However, considering the materials used in its construction—precious celluloid for the barrel and cap, polished sterling silver for the clip and trim, and an 18k gold nib—the pen justifies its cost. The craftsmanship reflects over a century of pen-making expertise, offering not just a writing tool but a piece of art. The pen's aesthetic appeal, combined with its superior writing quality and the prestige of the Montegrappa brand, makes it a worthwhile investment for serious pen enthusiasts and collectors. It's a pen that not only serves its functional purpose with excellence but also stands as a testament to luxury and craftsmanship.

Who Should Buy the Montegrappa Miya Midnight Blue Fountain Pen?

The Montegrappa Miya Midnight Blue Fountain Pen is ideally suited for individuals who appreciate the finer things in life, including collectors, professionals, and writing aficionados. Its luxurious design, combined with exceptional writing performance, makes it a perfect choice for those who value craftsmanship and quality. It's also an excellent option for anyone looking to commemorate a special occasion or achievement with a timeless piece. Given its price point, it's targeted towards those who are willing to invest in a high-quality writing instrument that offers both functionality and style. Whether you're signing important documents or crafting personal letters, the Montegrappa Miya Midnight Blue Fountain Pen elevates the writing experience to new heights.

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  • Writing Quality : 18k gold nib writes smoothly with a generous ink flow for a fine point. Designed for optimal writing comfort with a precisely balanced shape. (grade A)
  • Aesthetic Quality : Visually stunning celluloid paired finished with polished sterling silver. Greek key pattern adds a classical flair to a bold look. (grade A)
  • Utility : Cap posts well on the back-end without discomfort. Rotating sphere at the bottom of the clip slides and holds well when clipped to the pocket. Cap screws on and off smoothly. (grade A-)
  • Price : Available in extra-fine, fine, medium or broad nib sizes for $495. True, this is a high price-point, but this has been the best time to own a Montegrappa in a while. Since ownership had changed hands over a year ago, prices have dropped across the board on all of their pen lines. Unfortunately, it will still be high for many pen aficionados. (grade B-)

Final Grade : A-There are only a few occasions where I will say this, but the pen is definitely worth the price. Considering the celluloid, sterling silver and 18k solid gold used in the construction of this pen, one can easily see why the value would be in the hundreds. Materials and price aside, the pen writes extremely well and is designed with balance and writing comfort in mind, which is main reason why you should be looking to buy this pen.

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