Delta Fusion 82

Montegrappa Espressione

I purchased the Espressione because I was without my Extra which was in for repairs with Montegrappa after a terrible accident - the pen fell from my hand onto the granite tiles at the bank. Ouch. I needed a Montegrappa to use and I came across the opportunity to pickup the Montegrappa Espressione from Vancouver Pen.

Montegrappa has established the marketing message for this line "is the expression of yourself." After using this pen I can certainly say it is a great writing instrument for expression. This is one of the lines where the price dropped with the transfer of company operations. Good news for us.

I purchased the Espressione because I was without my Extra which was in for repairs with Montegrappa after a terrible accident - the pen fell from my hand onto the granite tiles at the bank. Ouch. I needed a Montegrappa to use and I came across the opportunity to pickup the Montegrappa Expressione from Vancouver Pen.

Montgegrappa has established the marketing message for this line "is the expression of yourself." After using this pen I can certainly say it is a great writing instrument for expression. This is one of the lines where the price dropped with the transfer of company operations. Good news for us.

Montegrappa EspressioneIt is a large size pen, so you will have to like a big pen to like this model. The body is one size, there is no tapering in width until the bottom of the nib section. The pen comes in mystery black, deep blue, rich brown or red, and specially-treated sterling finishing combines for enduring brilliance.

The red is stunning and the different variation of the turned resin really come our in the red.

Expressione-Black

The black has some gray tones that run through the turned resin to give is some variation from a totally black pen. It comes alive when the light hits the pen.

So that is a good summary of the good things about this pen. Now the bad. The resin body is relatively thin. It is, naturally etched and cut where the silver ring at the end of the cap, top of the body, and the end of body occur. Two of my pens are with Montegrappa for repair because of when was pulled from a tight pen case, or when the pen rolled from he desk and landed on a carpeted floor, the body snapped. I am still waiting for the pens to be returned, and I get an idea of what costs are involved, but of course, to send the pen in via FEDEX is a $60 fee from Canada, and the time factor without the pen is another. In reading the warranty book I see that "impact" damage is not covered. Nor sure at what point construction issue or impact issue take place. I will update the end result.

So it is a good pen, but be careful with the pen.


 

Montegrappa Espressione

Montegrappa ended production in 2012 of these pens. Unfortunate, as the large pens, with smooth rhodium-plated 18th gold nibs are great writers.