One of the coolest things about most of the Monteverde pens is that you can swap nibs between them, and purchase nibs apart from the pens. Swapping nibs allows retailers (like me) to be able to offer pens like the Rose Gold Invincia, which would normally only come with a steel-color nib, to come with a black nib instead. This is especially cool since Monteverde has the only black 1.1mm stub that I know! The fact you can purchase nibs separately means you can just buy one pen, and get extra nibs of different sizes, to change up your writing experience without having to invest $80 or so on a whole new pen.
Lamy (all except the 2000), Edison, Pilot Vanishing Point, and TWSBI 540 fans have been enjoying this feature for a while. Originally, Monteverde didn’t offer their nibs separately, but shortly after we began carrying the brand and we convinced them of the benefit of doing this, they started offering separate nibs to us. Other retailers may do this as well, but it’s not something widely advertised so you may not see Monteverde nibs sold separately at most retailers.
There are several pens that fit the #6 Monteverde nibs, essentially everything except the Artista Crystal. I’m aware of a successful swab between the Invincia, Invincia Deluxe, Invincia Color Fusion, Invincia Stylus, Napa, and Regatta. There may be others as well, these are just the ones that I’ve handled myself and can say with certainly that they will swap.
These nibs are a little different than other nibs that swap, though, which is precisely why I wanted to make this video. It’s not an extremely complicated procedure to swap the nibs, it just takes a few pointers to make sure it’s done right. Once you get it down, you’ll be a pro in no time. The main thing is that the nibs are only sold with the nib themselves (like Lamy), as opposed to a nib/feed unit in a house (like Edison/TWSBI). See my video on swapping Lamy nibs here, my video on swapping Edison nibs here, and my video on swapping TWSBI nibs here.
|Monteverde Nib, sold simply as the nib|
|Edison nibs, sold as a nib/feed housing|
The fact these nibs are sold apart from their housing isn’t the end of the world, it just means you need to pull the nib out of the pen, and learn to set the new nib into the house to align it with the feed. It’s quite straightforward, especially in the video towards the end. If anything is unclear or you have any other questions, just post down in the comments and I’m happy to help you out 🙂
Pens I use in this video:
- Monteverde Invincia Rose Gold
- Monteverde Invincia Color Fusion, Spitfire Red
- Monteverde Matte Black Stylus
- Monteverde Regatta, White/Blue
- Monteverde Napa, Red
- Monteverde Artista Crystal, Clear