I was extremely impressed with the Monteverde Ritma fountain pen when I received it. Given as a gift I will surely order again. Great value for the price.
But...I really wish the cap felt more secure.
Distinctive and substantial -- I use this for my journaling practice, and the satisfying hand reinforces the pleasure of writing.
This is my first fountain pen. I received it in the subscription box. I love the color and design, but I have had issues using it as an every day writer. From what I see inscribed on the nib, I have an extra fine nib. I found it to be scratchy on regular paper. I tried it with both Rhodia and Clairfontaine paper. The scratchiness was the same. I really wanted to have more use out of this pen, but for every day writing my LAMY Safari (2nd fountain pen) seems to be a better match for me. I will continue with receiving monthly subscription boxes. I like the idea of trying out different pens and inks to find the one that is perfect for me.