on sale Monteverde First Step Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)

Product Code MV45687

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MSRP $ 245.00

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Monteverde USA is dedicating this reverse painting limited edition fountain pen to the 50th anniversary miracle event that took Apollo 11 to the Moon on July 20th, 1969. An oversized pen made from resin, the barrel features miniature handpainting on the inside!

The Monteverde First Step fountain pen is offered with a reliable, smooth-writing German made JoWo #6 black steel nib in your choice of extra-fine, fine, medium, broad, or 1.1mm stub. It fills via standard international converter or ink cartridge, both of which are included.

The Monteverde First Step is a limited edition run of only 888 fountain pens and comes in a limited edition luxury box along with a special 30ml ink marking the occasion.

Our first steps represent the start of a series of milestones in life. Whether we are commemorating new skills, graduations, commitments, career changes, birth or the purchase of a new home... each step we take illustrates the unknown being conquered.

The first step on the Moon was more than just an achievement for space exploration, but a defining moment in an "anything is possible" philosophy. The historical event serves as a constant reminder that we should break free of our comfort zones and explore every opportunity - especially the ones we must strive for, and ultimately create for ourselves.

Nabu, meaning inside, is the name of the process of meticulously hand-painting original artwork inside each pen. The artist handcrafts specially designed L-shaped brushes so that the centuries-old art form can be accomplished in the small circumference of the pen barrels. Fully understanding the painstaking efforts and awesome talent of the Nabu artists only intensifies the beauty and appreciation of each masterpiece.

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

Technical Specs

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, Standard international long 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
17.3mm (0.68in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
19.2mm (0.76in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
23.0mm (0.91in)
Diameter - Grip

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

12.7mm (0.50in)
Length - Body

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

144.1mm (5.67in)
Length - Cap
54.4mm (2.14in)
Length - Nib

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

22.3mm (0.88in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
149.6mm (5.89in)
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.

166.6mm (6.56in)
Weight - Body
21.0g (0.74oz)
Weight - Cap
9.0g (0.32oz)
Weight - Overall
30.0g (1.06oz)
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.



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