on saleMontegrappa Elmo 01 Fountain Pen - Barrier Reef (Limited Edition)

Product Code MG-ISEOR1I_011

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on saleMontegrappa Elmo 01 Fountain Pen - Barrier Reef (Limited Edition)

Product Code MG-ISEOR1I_011

In Stock

out of stock


MSRP $395.00

Barrier Reef
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A Goulet Pens exclusive, limited run!

This resin from Turnt Pen Co called "Barrier Reef" features a swirled pattern of a variety of blue, white, tan, and pink colors. Accented by silver trim, it comes with a silver #6 JoWo steel nib and it fills via standard international cartridge/converter (included).

It includes a converter and two black Montegrappa short standard international ink cartridges. Each pen’s pocket clip terminates in a rolling ball to facilitate ingress and egress from one’s pocket. As a final touch, the pen’s cap is subtly engraved with the contemporary logo of Montegrappa, in a complementary tone.

We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, there will be some variation in the pattern seen here. This adds an element of uniqueness to the pen, with no two patterns being exactly the same. We cannot honor special requests.

Click to shop all compatible short or long standard international ink cartridges.

Fountain Pens
Blue/Turquoise, Assorted

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 long cartridges, 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, Broad, 1.1mm Stub
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
14.4mm (0.57in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.4mm (0.57in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17.5mm (0.69in)
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.

127.8mm (5.03in)
Length - Cap
60.5mm (2.38in)
Length - Nib

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

23mm (0.91in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
141mm (5.55in)
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.

163.2mm (6.43in)
Weight - Body

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

25g (0.88oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.21oz)
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 3 reviews
Dream writer

Having purchased the Beach and it was my first experience with Montegrappa and I was blown away with the smooth writing experience, I had to purchase the Barrier Reef to add to my collection. Both pens are simply beautiful not only visually but also in writing experience. Great service and delivery from the team at Goulet. I just wish I had an unlimited budget!!!

Michelle M.
Nicer than I anticipated!

I ordered this pen after drooling over it for a couple weeks, and it has become one of my favorite EDC pens (every day carry). The JaWo nib, is of course, top tier, and I love the etched nib. I have a medium nib, which is not overly thick, but does write a bit wet on this pen. I like that, as I use 100 gsm paper for writing. The pen is well-balanced when capped, and has a natural beauty to it with the colors of sand and sea - this is what drew me to the pen in the first place. It is made in Italy, and has the colors of Italy, including the Pompeii Red, the sun, sand, and blue sea. I highly recommend this pen, as it has exceeded my expectations. I have a collection of fountain pens, and this is one of my favorites now.

Darlene S.
Having some crow pie here...

I've been watching the Montegrappa Elmos for a while now waiting for an acrylic I couldn't resist and trying to talk myself into dropping more than $150 for a SS nib. I almost caved to the beach colorway but the barrier reef acrylic is the one that did it. As a dedicated Pilot and Sailor fan, I don't expect (and am not claiming) this nib is that gold standard but it holds its own with SS nibs I've gotten on those lines. While not usually a fan of shimmer in pens, the subtle shimmer in the barrier reef evokes sand and abalone shell so it works on this model, I think. The barrel's just gorgeous (!!) and the build quality is fantastic. I've never had a converter that screwed into the grip before; they've all been friction fit. The converter also has a good capacity--probably double the Pilot con 40. The grip is well-designed and formed without any sharp ridges or angles to force an adaptive grip. Watching Brian's Montegrappa Elmo video will walk you through the strengths of this line as well. The only grump I have is the brass lining of the barrel does make it much heavier than my Pilots or Sailors so I haven't decided yet that it's a favorite for correspondence as this weight also directly effects the nib's performance. If you like the metal Falcons or other heavier barrels, though, this won't be an adaptation for your writing style.

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.