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.
I liked this converter until I cleaned out the pen. It's a piston converter, and
it held a decent amount of ink, for a converter. I don't know if it makes a
difference, but I used the converter in an AG Spalding fountain pen.
However, when I started to clean the pen, I discovered that there was a lot of
ink ABOVE the piston. There is no reason for ink to be up there, and it was
almost impossible to clean it out of the converter. I still haven't managed it.
I'm not sure if I want to bother refilling this cartridge and give it a second
This is a great converter. It fits my Franklin Cover Fremont fountain pen like
a glove. It is pretty standard, the ink does not leak. I read many suggestions
online that a Standard International Cartridge Converter by Schmidt fitted my
fountain pen but I decided to go with the Monteverde converter and it worked!.
I Guess they are similar although have not tested it personally.