I Have The BAT-PEN! (Aka the Monteverde Invincia Stylus)

18 08 2014

Ok, so……I own the Bat-Pen. No really, I own the Bat-Pen.

The Bat –Pen.

This is the Monteverde Incincia Stylus. Ok, I’m and adult. I know there’s no Batman (….or IS there???……). But if there were, THIS is the pen he would use. At least his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, would.

I came to this pen, initially, from a very practical standpoint. I always carry a fountain pen to write with. I also have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 7 tablet. I’ve found that I’m increasingly using the tablet in my insurance business for notes and filling out applications. Typically I just use a cheap stylus for this, but it’s just something else I have to keep up with. So I started looking to see if there was a fountain pen that also included a stylus in its design (there are a LOT of ballpoints that do). My search quickly lead me to the Bat-Pen. I’ve decided that Monteverde Invincia Stylus is too long to type, so for now on, the Bat-Pen. By the way Monteverde also makes another fountain pen / stylus that also incorporates a lot of other cool features called the “Tool Pen”, but it’s just not this level of cool.

 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Weighing in at 45 grams inked, this is a substantial pen. All metal body, (not sure of the underlying material) with a black matte finish. There is a center band between the cap and the body that isn’t quite shiny, but not matte either. This has “Monteverde Invincia” inscribed on it. Uncap, and the matte black coloring continues with the section, but the nib is a gorgeous oily wet looking shiny black #6 size nib. Beautiful. It’s approximately 5 ½” capped and 6 ¼” posted.

This pen looks like it came straight out of the first Batman movie, the Tim Burton one. That movie had a distinct look to it. Dark tones and lots of art-deco design. This pen has that art deco vibe to it. There are rivets, probably just for looks, on the clip, and small rings separating the cap from the stylus tip and again near the end of the barrel just prior to the end piece.



 

 

THE NIB & WRITING EXPERIENCE

The large #6 size medium nib lays a luxurious wet line. Initially, I had a bit of a hard time getting it started, but just then, never since. It’s very, very smooth, but a weird thing, on some paper, the nib…..sings. Or squeaks. I’ll go with sings. It comes with a threaded converter and two Monteverde ink cartridges (short international style). I threw in the black cartridge, and would have to say I like it, though it’s not as dark as the Noodler’s black that I usually use.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         


FINAL THOUGHTS

This pen is simply a “winner”. I haven’t even mentioned the stylus tip; it works superbly. There are some other, great reviews on this pen as well. Check out

 





The First Infomercial? Sheaffer Did it Right!

12 08 2014

This may be the first infomercial. Well, probably not. But since it has to do with fountain pens, I’m going to run with it.