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Once I got it working, it writes nicely (especially with Monteverde ink), and is gorgeous (turquoise/blue). The fit/finish manufacturing tolerances are not great. The cap stops screwing on about half-way down the threads, and is really easy to cross-thread. In any case, it's not a smooth uncapping. There are interior metal threads that bite into the converter. The first couple of times I tried filling it from a sample vial had no draw until I unscrewed and re-screwed it in. Even then, it would only draw half a converter's worth. (Looks like the converter didn't have threads to start out with - being *just* big enough to engage with the threads)
I enjoy Monteverde pens. They write well, nice and smooth. They look pretty and they feel good in your hand. I received this in my Inkredible box for September and was very happy to see it in my box. I received the Purple Swirl and it is so pretty. I think this is a really good pen and the price point is very good. I think for the price range this pen sells for that it is actually competition for some higher priced pens. If you are looking for a good pen at a good price; this is the pen for you.
I received the Prima Tiger Eye in my September box, along with the Stipula Adagio Light Blue, which retails for $175.
Everyone who has seen both pens INSTANTLY LOVES the Tiger Eye AND feels like it's just a tad smoothly on paper and a bit more natural in the hand, compared to the elegant and beautiful Stipula Adagio.
At least than HALF the price of the Adagio, this is a no-brainer for anyone wanting great quality at a fairly budget-friendly price.
It even pulled ink better than the Stipula... so there's another one for the Pro's column.
If you opt for the Tiger Eye, you'll want to keep your eye on it because everyone who sees it will want to "accidentally" walk of with your pen!!!! LOL