Montegrappa Blue Blazer
Fountain Pen Hands on and Giveaway
What is it: The Blue Blazer is a stainless steel fountain pen in the “Fortuna” body style from Montegrappa. The pen features a steel nib with an intricate pattern on it that gets fed ink via a cartridge/converter filling system. What makes this pen stand out from the rest is the unique finish, created by applying extreme heat to the stainless steel body. The result is a rainbow-colored swirly pattern that appears to change as the light hits it.
Where you can get it: You can pick up a Montegrappa Blue Blazer Fountain Pen from Goldspot Pens right here. The Blue Blazer goes for $450. Orders from Goldspot get free shipping as well as a few freebies that they’re throwing in on orders over $99. Thank you to Goldspot and Kenro Industries for providing this awesome pen to give away!
Notes: The Blue Blazer is definitely one interesting pen to look at. The colors, shape, and size of the pen all add up to an impressive looking and feeling fountain pen. Based on the Fortuna body style, the Blue Blazer is a medium-large pen weighing in at a hefty 48g. I don’t think that the pen is too heavy, as it’s nicely balanced and feels good in hand. The cap is quite heavy, and adds a considerable amount of length to the pen when posted. For me, it’s just too much. Some writers may find the pen okay when posted, but I believe most will prefer it uncapped. The clip has a small roller at the bottom and feels really sturdy. The engraving on the cap band and “1912” on the top of the cap add some subtle branding without being too “in your face”.
The fine nib on the Blazer lays down a thin line. It’s nice and smooth, especially considering how fine it is. I would say that the ink flow is somewhere between light and medium. This is a nib that I like to use on lesser-quality paper that tends to absorb ink. Since the flow is on the lighter side, it leaves a nice, clean line on standard copy paper. It’s no slouch on premium paper like Rhodia either.
The Blue Blazer is an interesting pen. The hand-finished flame burnishing adds a nice touch, and makes each pen unique. At $450, the pen is by no means cheap but it’s one of the more interesting pens out there, especially when compared to all of the other black and silver pens that populate the fountain pen world. Want to get your hands on a Montegrappa Blue Blazer? Well, you just might be able to because this one is being given away. Read on to find out how to enter!
The winner was contacted today, thank you to everyone for entering and to Goldspot Pens and Kenro Industries for the awesome prize. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!
The Giveaway This giveaway is for one Montegrappa Blue Blazer Fountain Pen with a Fine Nib, provided by Goldspot Pens. To enter, all you have to do is: Subscribe to edjelley.com via email. Please see the below image for how to do that. The sign up box is on the top right of the website’s homepage. Once you’re signed up, please leave ONE comment below. If you are already subscribed via email, just leave a comment letting me know.
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Disclaimer: This pen was provided free of charge by Goldspot Pens and Kenro Industries. Please keep that in mind when reading the hands-on.