on saleMonteverde Invincia Vega Fountain Pen - Starlight Purple

Product Code MV42591

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on saleMonteverde Invincia Vega Fountain Pen - Starlight Purple

Product Code MV42591

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out of stock


MSRP $95.00

Starlight Purple
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The Vega Collection brings a splash of color to Montverde’s flagship Invincia collection. The solid brass barrels and heavy lacquer coating with purple splatter are accented with gun metal trim, making each pen fun and functional. 

Made from solid brass and assembled by hand, this mid-weight pen is ergonomically balanced and is comfortable to hold, perfect for daily writing. It fills via standard international ink cartridges or converter (included).

This fountain pen is offered with your choice of a reliable, smooth-writing German made JoWo #6 black steel nib in extra-fine, fine, medium, 1.1mm stub or the new JoWo Omniflex flexible steel nib for variation in line width. With five nib options, you are sure to find a selection to fit your handwriting style.

Our note about the JoWo Omniflex nib: This flex nib will allow you to experience more bounce and softness than writing with conventional nibs. You can achieve some line variation with a little additional downward pressure, to a point. We recommend flexing the nib to about twice the line width that you would see without using any pressure. Please take care to avoid pressing too hard on the nib, as over-flexing could prevent the tines from returning fully to their original position and decrease or stop your ink flow.

Click here to shop all compatible short standard international ink cartridges.

Fountain Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks, Standard international short cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, 1.1mm Stub, Flex
Nib Color
Nib Material

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.5mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18.5mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

129mm (5.1in)
Length - Cap
58mm (2.3in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

22mm (0.9in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
136.3mm (5.37in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

157.3mm (6.19in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

29g (1.02oz)
Weight - Cap
13g (0.46oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Torry T.
amazing pen

This is an amazing pen. I rank it among my favorite pens that includes my Esterbrooks and Pelikans. It exceeds these pens as it is a little heavier and I realize I have a preference for heavier pens. I still think this is a great value.

Hans P.
From a repeat Invincia Pen buyer

I really wanted to write a review of this pen. At this price it's an excellent addition to the Invincia line, of which I own 4 of. If you're considering this pen, I have some thoughts that may be helpful.First off, I bought this for my daughter for her eleventh birthday. She has been asking for a fountain pen for a while now and she likes my other Invincia pens and asks to write with them when I have them out. As and added potential benefit for new pen collector, the nibs in these are very easily swapable so you can try different things or fix a nib easily and for not too much money if a novice accident occurs. The finish on this pen isn't quite as spectacular as my Invincia in Carbon Fiber and Rose Gold (worth a little extra), or the beautiful abalone limited editions but, at this price point, this pen is just lovely. The finish is nice. The color is perfect. I showed it to my wife who also collects a bit and she was impressed. I also want to specifically say that the cap on this Starlight Purple pen posts better than my other Invincias. I'll come back to this in a moment but my other experience in this line made this stand out. This cap slips on the back of the pen and slides down smoothly and securely. It looks and feels really nice.General Invincia stuff from someone who know a bit:- All of my Invincias are EXCELLENT writers. I have a lot of pens, some costing quite a lot more, and the Invincias punch well above their price point on the writing experience.- They are somewhat heavy pens. I like that.- I don't really love the omniflex experience but I can see how it's subjective. It puts down a lot of ink and I guess I just don't want to write in the way that is required to get the most out of it (it's basically a wet-medium for me).- Keeping in mind that this Starlight Purple posts perfectly, posting has been mixed bag with my other Invincias�I think four pens is a decent sample. Two of my previous pens were too snug to post when I got them. One got better after a little effort and time, and one of my limited editions still doesn't post properly, although it's just a bit snug and can probably be fixed with a little care. I still enjoy those pens but that issues annoys me. I also would ding those pens in my rating, but this pen has no discernable issues.- The broad jowo nib on the Invincia is fun and dramatic. I have one that I have been using with Pelikan Golden Burl ink and WOW!- Other than the posting thing, these are really nice looking and feeling pens. The first one exceeded my expectations and here I am at #4.- It's a lot of pen for the money and we got a free bottle of ink

Allison G.
Okay but not great

I wanted to love this pen as much as I love the Innovas. Alas, it doesn't fit in my hand nearly as well as the Innovas, and for some reason the grip feels too small. I also don't like how the pen feels top heavy with the cap posted. The Omniflex nib is okay but tends to dry out. If I were keeping this pen I would swap for a F or EF nib.

Monteverde Invischia Vega

Quality pen, but I need to get used to the feel. The area where fingers rest is slicker than I am used to. Just will take more time to use I do like the output of the nib.

nice pen

nice pen, writes smooth, feels good in hand

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.