This a decent, relatively...
April 20, 2015
This a decent, relatively short, international size converter, and it is
certainly cost-effective. It should fit most fountain pens that accept
Montblanc/international-size cartridges and especially some fountain pens--like
the Delta Anni 70--with barrels that are too short or narrow for the standard
Pelikan or Schmidt converter.
For thorough cleaning, the Monteverde converter is easily disassembled by
unscrewing the silver-colored collar and pulling out the piston.
New fountain pen users should understand that any converter is a compromise
which means that most do not hold a lot of ink and, sometimes, ink will get
behind the little piston since there can be tolerance issues in such an
inexpensively manufactured item. However, they do allow the use of a wide-range
of bottled ink and therein lies the advantage. Plus, they are useful for
flushing a cartridge fountain pen's nib and feed.