Montegrappa Parola Fountain Pen
I have the fine in mauve and it is beautiful and has great weight in the hand, writes very well. Dinged it for value because it seems expensive to me for a steel-nibbed pen - but you will definitely enjoy using it. I also love the Namiki Falcon, sold by Levenger, which is a fabulous writer, but plainer, less expensive and has a gold nib - the Parola looks and feels much more substantial. I am enjoying them both - and I have a lot of fountain pens.
September 22, 2013
Modern looking smooth writing pen
I purchased mine in Muave with a fine nib. The unit that I received had a slightly bent cap but having informed Levinger they quickly replaced it and pre-paid to have the old unit returned. Kudos to Levinger's excellent customer service. As for the pen itself I like its modern look. The nib is smooth - just the right amount for my taste. The small roller on the clip tip is a ice feature.
May 4, 2013
looked at this for a couple of weeks before I bought it. When it arrived it had a very scratchy nib. It being Levenger they replaced it without question. The replacement is perfect and I am very happy.
One caution though; this is a very fine medium nib. Almost a Japanese medium but very smooth.
December 13, 2012