on saleMonteverde MVP Fountain Pen - Blue Squares

Product Code MV51312

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on saleMonteverde MVP Fountain Pen - Blue Squares

Product Code MV51312

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$28.00

MSRP $35.00

Color:
Blue Squares
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The Monteverde MVP fountain pen is a tiny pocket pen! This fountain pen features a flecked blue resin body with chrome accents and a #5 steel nib. It fills via standard international short cartridge, or fill the entire barrel with ink with an eyedropper or syringe. An o-ring helps create a tight seal. The cap screws securely onto the back of the barrel of the pen when posted, extending the length to make it comfortable in hand.

The Monteverde MVP fountain pen collection was inspired by modern art and its minimalist movement. The color selection of the resins were created by mixing a multitude of colors to focus on the architectural shapes which create a vivid and energizing effect. The MVP (aka Monteverde Pocket Pen) is highly versatile and a perfect match to a jean's pocket, a purse, an agenda or a desk.

Being miniature in size, the MVP fountain pen uses reliable international short cartridges, and as a bonus, it is also an eyedropper pen. Included with the pen is an eyedropper for filling system (5ml pipette). The benefit of filling the barrel via eyedropper/pipette is an extra ink capacity that prolongs the duration of writing.

Each Monteverde USA® MVP pen is packaged in a beautiful gift box with an original artwork sleeve.

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

Condition
New
Brand
Monteverde
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Blue
Demonstrator

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

No
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

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

1.5
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).

Screw-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, Eyedropper
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Size
Fine, Medium, Flex
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

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

Yes
Retractable

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

No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
12.7mm (0.50in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
12.6mm (0.50in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
16.6mm (0.65in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

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

9.0mm
Length - Body

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

90.1mm (3.55in)
Length - Cap
51.1mm (2.01in)
Length - Nib

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

15.9mm (0.63in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
102.9mm (4.05in)
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.

135.8mm (5.35in)
Weight - Body

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

8g (0.28oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.21oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
14.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

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

0.97ml
Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when filling the entire barrel of the pen via eyedropper.

3.35ml

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
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Charmianne D.
Surprisingly comfortable for a compact pen.

Lovely to write with, compact to carry, yet a comfortable length when the cap is screwed on to the end. A super pretty colour body too. The Blue Skies ink I bought with it is a very pleasing blue with good flow.

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Melissa C.
Fun, cute little pen!

I knew this pen wasn't for everyone, but I was pretty sure it was for me. And I was right! It's so short, but that doesn't bother my hands at all. I can even write with it unposted (though not my preference)! The omniflex nib is not very flexy, but I like it as a springy fine nib. The only flaw is that the cap posts to the pen upside down, meaning that the clip faces your hand, not the top. I hemmed and hawed about that before inking it, but finally decided that it wasn't going to get in my way enough for me to go through the return/exchange process. Still, some would find that to be a deal breaker. I intend to eyedropper it (as Monteverde suggests by including an eyedropper in the package plus having an O-ring preinstalled on the pen), but for now I'm using the black cartridge that came in the packaging, which happily for me is water resistant.

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Laurie I.
Good and bad

It writes very well. I was able to fill the ink reservoir easily. The down side is that you have to screw in the bottom to create the top of the pen when you use it. It's the design.

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E C.
A cute pocket pen that needed some tuning

This is a beautiful pocket pen whose case is unexpectedly attractive and well made for its price. However on opening the box I had a preview that this pen would need some work. The decorative liner inside had the monteverde logo upside down. In addition, this particular pen is a dry writer. Even with wet inks and friendly inks such as Pilot Iroshizuku, it hard started, skipped an quickly dried out. Fortunately, the nib and feed are a slightly cranky press fit. Using a brass shim on the nib helped but not enough. Luckily, the reasonable price of this pen encouraged me to modify the feed. Widening the slit slightly with a knife did the trick. This pen is now a pleasant writer. (Had this been a very expensive pen, I would have hesitated before doing something that might have voided my warranty.)

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Deborah C.
A Great Pocket Pen

This is a wonderful little pen! I bought a second one for my daughter after she borrowed mine and loved it. I especially love the way the cap screws on to post.

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.