on saleMonteverde Ritma Gala Fountain Pen - Black

Product Code MV42387

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on saleMonteverde Ritma Gala Fountain Pen - Black

Product Code MV42387

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MSRP $45.00

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The Monteverde Ritma™ collection is inspired by the minimalist movement of the 1960’s and 70’s, where clean lines, straightforward designs and beautiful colors within work were the most prominent. The Ritma Gala is a smaller, pocket-pen version of the original Ritma, that also comes with a lanyard. You can wear your fountain pen around your neck, or remove the lanyard if you don't need it. 

An exciting feature of this minimalist pen is the magnetic cap and posting, so secure and perfectly designed to the pen it creates a seal. No need to twist off, gently pull and enjoy the striking pop-action sound of the seal opening, then post to the back to experience the secure magnetic seal there as well.

This fountain pen comes with a #5 Omniflex steel nib. It also comes with a Monteverde Mini converter, and 1 blue and 1 black short standard international cartridge. 

Click 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 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).

Magnetic 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
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
10.8mm (0.43in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
10.9mm (0.43in)
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.

102.3mm (4.03in)
Length - Cap
43.0mm (1.69in)
Length - Nib

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

17.5mm (0.69in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
116.0mm (4.57in)
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.

133.5mm (5.26in)
Weight - Body

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

20g (0.71oz)
Weight - Cap
7g (0.25oz)
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
Mary G.
Not quite right for me

I love the feel of this pen in my hand and the satisfying click when the cap snaps on. I thought this might be a good everyday pen for me. Unfortunately, I didn't care for the ink flow...or rather, lack of ink flow. It felt jumpy and scratchy to me. I don't know if this is the pen's fault or my fault for going with a fine nib. For me it felt very dry. I do have a number of other fountain pens, and I guess my personal gold standard is the Lamy 2000. But even my Lamy Safari has a nicer feel and flow.

Eugenia M.
Likeable pen, lanyard use has a caveat

This little pen is great! At this price, it's a very good value. Writes well. Compact but a small hand can use it unposted comfortably. Like the design and materials. Great option to have the lanyard holding the cap while writing. But, the threads on the barrel loosen. This means that you can lose the barrel to the pen. Ask me how I know. Hoping that it is possible to order a replacement barrel for this pen. If I can get a replacement barrel, I will have enjoy using the lanyard much more carefully, or choosing to eliminate lanyard use. But the lanyard was the selling feature that prompted the purchase.

Davis G.
Great little pocket pen

I have a collection of Monteverde Ritma pens and so when I heard that Goulet Pens had a mini version, I had to order one. I have since added this to my pocket pen rotation and I am enjoying using it. It is built like a tank and the magnetic cap is a fidget delight. The omniflex #5 nib adds some writing interest as long as your flex expectation are not too high. It is a metal pen like its bigger brothers, so weighs substantially more that most of my other pocket pens. I do not plan on using this in the neck pen format but because of this design, there is no pocket clip or roll-stop. I look forward to using this pen more. Thank you Goulet Pens.

Unique approach to a fountain pen

This Monteverde Ritma Gala FP is cute and convenient, particularly when out and about as it has the option of the lanyard. This is helpful when grocery shopping with a huge list. The nib size is a bit too thick for me, however, but the price point is right on since I'm not worried about losing it.

Andrew J.
Fun pocket pen

I saw this on Instagram and bought it on impulse, but I'm glad I did! The presentation in the box is cute, and I like the idea of the lanyard, though I can't imagine ever using it. It is too small for me to use unposted, but why would you want to when the cap posts with such a satisfying magnetic 'snap!' I'll also say, I showed it to a fellow fountain pen enthusiast and they immediately went and bought one for themselves.

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.