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.
Received my March 2021 Pen of the month club box in the mail today. This month received a Monteverde Ritma in Purple finish in fine point. Also received Monteverde ink in California Teal. Nice feeling pen in your hand with it being made of metal is is a heavier pen. Posting the cap does back weight the pen. So using it for a length of time writing would tire your hand after a while. I have found having the monthly box subscription is a very good deal. I get the 30.00 box and the purchase price of this pen and ink would have been 45.00.