Montegrappa Nazionale Flex Fountain Pen
Montegrappa Nazionale Flex Fountain Pen
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Based in the picturesque Italian town of Bassano del Grappa, Montegrappa has been making beautiful, functional pens since 1912—pens that inspire the writer to write. Among them is the Nazionale Flex Read More

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dedalian
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Apr 10, 2019
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Anyone know if the material on these is even slightly translucent to see the ink level? That might push me over the edge.
Apr 10, 2019
Divyajot.Sandhu
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Feb 24, 2019
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One more person somewhere? This is a beautiful little pen, at least looks like it from the images. And it's a fairly decent price, unless someone knows something different?
Feb 24, 2019
RobertaX
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Feb 20, 2019
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For that kind of money, you'd think they would have looked a little more critically at the name and the red-and-black coloring.
Feb 20, 2019
RobertaX
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Feb 24, 2019
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It's 2019 and everyone's an amateur semioticist. It's a pretty pen but I wouldn't carry it; some punch-a-N@zi person might decide to use me for virtue-signalling. YMMV.
Feb 24, 2019
CraigLewis
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Apr 6, 2019
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And they'd know the name...how? Plus anyone who wants to wallow in their own sense of superiority by claiming virtue-signalling here, is going to find something else anyway.
Apr 6, 2019
Theroc
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Dec 18, 2018
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This is a good deal on the Nazionale. It isn't quite as good as the Reincarnated Wahl-Eversharp Decoband, but it's still decent. I will say this, however, if it is flex you are after: Send your 14kt gold-nibbed pen (practically any) to a master nibgrinder for an added-flex mod and you will get better results. You will have to wait a bit of course.
Dec 18, 2018
CraigLewis
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Apr 8, 2019
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There are very few who are capable of safely adding flex. Mottishaw for sure; I've had him do several of mine over the years. Mike Masuyama of Mike It Work does, IIRC. Rick Horne of Southern Scribe might be another. By and large, tho...few and far between. The big risk is, the tines have to be thinned. The nib is thus fairly susceptible to being sprung...permanently deformed, to actually just shy of cracking. They are FRAGILE, unless the nib itself was tailored for flex to begin with. Namiki Falcon's a good example. That said, as long as there's some decent responsiveness, your best bet is a fine or XF nib. :) Sure, an XF can be scratchy because there's not much tipping, but hey, flex is best used with thoughtful writing, not dashing off quick notes. I need another pen like I need a hole in the head...but I put an order in for one of these. Worst case, I figure...if it's got some responsiveness, but it's too scratchy...I might send it to Mottishaw and have him recut and retip this as an italic. Responsive, fine italic is a LOT of fun to write with.
Apr 8, 2019
RayF
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Apr 10, 2019
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And, don't forget that snazzy box you're get'n too! Heck of a deal ;- )
Apr 10, 2019
cornerstonetom
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Dec 18, 2018
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Check out Edison pens. Brian Gray makes some beautiful pens at reasonable prices.
Dec 18, 2018
ColinP
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Dec 18, 2018
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Flex pens are all quite expensive, not easy to produce and not too high of a demand means the cost needs to be higher to justify smaller production. Cheaper than vintage 14k flex nib fountain pens.
Dec 18, 2018
willentrekin
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Dec 20, 2018
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Did you read the description? It's made from celluloid, which isn't really as readily available as you seem to think. The pen itself retails for more than a grand, and is in as limited supply as the materials from which it's made. Further, the gold flex nib and the piston filler are both more premium elements than other nib materials (besides palladium, perhaps) and a cartridge-converter mechanism, respectively. If you want to learn more about fountain pens, I'd suggest Pen Habit's videos (which, sadly, are no longer being produced) or the website for Goulet Pens. Have fun, and write on!
Dec 20, 2018
mathguy1015
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Feb 20, 2019
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Absolutely agree. Toss in that almost no one is making celluloid anymore, because it's not easy and takes years to cure. Piston mechanism, flex nib and the Montegrappa premium, so I'm betting wholesale on this pen is 300-350, thus the asking price isn't bad. Sure, you can get a serviceable pen like a low to medium range Pilot, but that's not the market for this pen.
Feb 20, 2019
RayF
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Dec 18, 2018
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The very picture of an outrageously over-priced pen--not that it isn't a very nice pen, but at that price, no way Jose!
Dec 18, 2018
Fatalpotato
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Feb 20, 2019
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Well I agree on most of the things you said, but I'm still drawn to arco Celluloid unfortunately, independent of the price 😭
Feb 20, 2019
Mistakenidentity68
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Apr 7, 2019
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Now that's funny!
Apr 7, 2019