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.
Beautiful, glossy, hard finish; a stand-out design. I also have a Palladium
Studio fountain pen with the 14K extra-fine nib, and I actually prefer the
stainless steel extra-fine nib over the bi-color 14K gold nib extra-fine nib
because it writes a crisper, narrower line. Although the steel nib is the same
that is fitted to the Safari fountain pens, I'd rather write with the Studio
since it's heavier, nicely balance, and much more durable, I think. Also, I
like how the Studio cap posts with a snap to the barrel end. It won't slip or
Thanks to JetPens for their always excellent service and thanks for making the
Wild Rubin Studio fountain pen available.
The Lamy extra fine stainless steel nib is an excellent spare or replacement
nib. I removed the fine nib on one of my Lamy Studio fountain pens, which was
inked, and replaced it with this extra fine nib. The nib wrote perfectly,
within seconds of the being slid onto the feed, and I prefer the narrower extra
fine line width for drawing and note taking, Right from the package, no nib
adjustment was necessary since the nib tines were perfectly aligned and the
space between tines was correct for good ink flow. Thank you JetPens!
This is a beautiful, deep, dark, more black than blue, blue-black. If you prefer
an intense, highly saturated blue-black ink, this is the ink for you. The
Diamine "1864 Blue Black" 150th Anniversary ink is much more intense than the
bluer standard Diamine blue-black ink. Because of its intensity, the new "1864
Blue Black" will, most-likely, not offer the shading possibilities of the
standard Diamine blue black, but I prefer this new anniversary ink. It's
similar to Noodler's blue-black and to Noodler's Ellis Island blue-black. Plus,
the Diamine 150th Anniversary ink comes in a really cool bottle.
I do not feel that the Ohto blue-black is a watered down blue-black ink. Let me
explain. Many inks identified as “blue-black” come in a range of tones,
intensities, and colors, within, what is called, 'blue-black,' including inks
that are bluer than black or more black than blue. The blue-black family, if you will, can even include colors that are like Rohrer
& Klingner’s verdigris or various versions of blue-gray ink. I would place the Ohto “blue-black” in the blue-gray branch of the family.
Although not as deep or intense as, say, Noodler’s blue-black which is so
intense it doesn’t really offer shading possibilities, this Ohto blue-gray ink
does offer nice shading possibilities because the blue-gray color is not as
saturated or intense as the Noodler’s blue-black. This also means that it
will be easier to flush ink residue from a pen. The Ohto ink is manufactured in Austria, as are some Montblanc inks, and it may,
in fact, be the same manufacturing facility. The Ohto ink flows well, in a pen with a properly adjusted nib and feed, and the
shade of blue-gray is certainly a lovely color, with shading possible, making
this ink a good choice for someone writing with a medium, broader, or flexible
nib. I filled my medium-nibbed S.T. Dupont Fidelio with an Ohto blue-black
cartridge and the ink worked well for me.
The Swift is well made with excellent fit and finish. The smooth, black metal
surface is comfortable and stealthy and the push-button point deployment works
flawlessly. I have used this pen for some time and I have had no problems with
it or any M66 cartridge (refill) I have tried (black, blue, red and green). I
can write fast since the smooth, liquid ink can keep up with my writing, and I
have never experienced any skipping. The point of the capless M66 cartridge
seems to be 'medium' in width and that is the only issue I have with this Lamy
rollerball since, at times, I would prefer to have a finer line--otherwise it's
a terrific writing instrument.
A beautiful blue with excellent flow, and nice shading possibilities. Pelikan's
Royal Blue bottled ink is a terrific, cost-effective fountain pen ink with very
smooth flow. Also, it's easy to clean up: the ink can be quickly and easily
flushed from your pen. The price, for 62.5 ml, is very attractive for this
high-quality ink. The 4001 series of Pelikan inks have been around for years
and have stood the test of time.
Excellent & Vintage-like: The bottled ink version of Kaweco's blue-black,
"Midnight Blue," ink compares favorably with the cartridge version, having a
beautiful vintage appearance. They appear to be identical in color. Not as
black as Montblanc's "Midnight Blue" bottled ink (the new, non-iron gall
version), Kaweco's "Midnight Blue" is as intense, but it is more blue than
black. The flow is excellent, and it has nice shading possibilities. Although
I think $19 is a bit high for 30 ml, serious aficionados will want this in their
collection of bottled blue-black inks.