"Hello Norman, I
received my Monteverdi Invincia Stylus. Thank you for your usual fast
shipping. This is already my favorite pen. It's like I borrowed it from
Darth Vader and didn't give it back.. Thanks again."
"Hi Norman, the Invincia Stylus Matte Black
fountain pen has arrived! Cool pen!! Great writer. Thanks for the great
"Hi Norman, Just wanted to let you know that I
received my pen yesterday afternoon. It feels great from weight, size and
balance perspective and has been writing flawlessly right out-of-the-box. I
am a bit of a "gold nib snob" but this metal stub tip is fantastic! The
capacitive stylus end also works great on my Motorola xoom.
Thanks heaps for everything and the usual
Norman! Iím sorry to be so late replying Ė itís crazy busy for me lately! I
received the pen super quick! I really like it! I had never even seen a
Monteverde fountain pen, much less an Invincia, so I had no idea what I
would be getting. Very much a manís pen. Feels almost like it would be made
from brass. Like the metal threads. It had a little hitch in itís get-a-long
at first, but I cleaned and flushed it well and filled it with Caran díAche
Carbon (what else would you put in a stealth black pen! J ). I donít use the
stylus much, mostly because I forget I have it. My wife has the
stylus ball point and she uses her stylus all the time on
her Thrive tablet. I only have an iPhone.
All that said, Thanks! I really enjoyed doing business
"Hi Norman, I received the pens yesterday. I am
happy to report that all 4 pens [Yellow
pens] work great right out of the box! I have been using fountain
pens for many, many years and have bought more than my share. I have found
that buying pens online is pretty tricky. I generally prefer to go to a
store and try out the specific nibs, to make sure the alignment, flow and
smoothness are what I expect. I have had mixed experiences even with high
end pens like Montblanc (I even took a pen to their repair center, but it
has never worked quite right). I really like Lamy pens, but I would not buy
them online either, because of the variations in the nibs. The reason for
mentioning this is that your shipments are the exception. I have now
(between this last order and the previous one) purchased about a dozen pens
from you. Every one of them has had great flow, smoothness and alignment.
Every one. Thank you again for your attention to detail and as always, your
handwritten, sealed note."
"Hi Norman. I loved the Monteverde stylus FP! Very
comfortable to use when posted, and beautifully made. The all-black livery
looks wonderful, too. Perhaps they'll do a pencil version one day."
"The Monteverde Invincia
arrived today. Thanks for getting it out to me so fast. Iíve had a chance to
play with the stylus, and it works like a dream. Iím looking forward to inking
it up so I can use the other end of the pen."
Click here for ballpoint version
Now joining the Monteverde One Touch Stylus and Poquito Stylus ballpoints, we offer the world's first fountain pen/stylus combination, which allows the traditional, superior paper-writing characteristics of the fountain pen, coupled with a stylus for capacitive touchscreens! The round silky finished stylus is made of a unique conductive rubber compound that makes it as responsive as your finger.
These full-sized fountain pens measure 5-1/2" capped, 6-1/8" posted and 5-1/8" with cap held aside. Being of metal construction, they have a pleasing heft in the hand.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Both fountain pen models have black steel nibs, coated with titanium for extreme durability, and are available in B, M, F or the new stub sizes. I've found that the new, large Monteverde nibs run about a size smaller than typical western nibs. Hence, I'd classify the B nib as a typical medium, the M as a fine and the F as an x-fine. The stub is a 1.1 mm medium. Please specify the nib size you'd like, by letter or 'stub' only, to avoid confusion when ordering.
Both versions of the fountain pen have screw off caps but post as slip-ons. If you're like me, and rarely post a cap, you'll find the Invincia plenty long enough without posting for comfortable writing. However, posting the cap -- with its stylus for touchscreens -- allows you to quickly move from touchscreen to paper...and back again!
The fountain pens come with a piston converter for bottled ink...but as with all new pens, I recommend to run a dilute solution of dishwashing soap (two or three drops to a small bowl of water) through a new pen a few times, followed by water only. Step one is effective at removing manufacturing oils that can tend to make the ink less than enthusiastic in heading from the converter to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect. The pen will also take International-style cartridges, such as those from Private Reserve. The Monteverde gift box and warranty are included.
Invincia Stylus ballpoint
The ballpoint versions of the Invincia Stylus pen also have the stylus for capacitive touchscreens! These large twist-action pens...a full 5-3/4"...are a bit more formal than the very popular One Touch Stylus ballpoints, and provide the same ease of switching from touchscreen to paper -- and back again.
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents
Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:
We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)
Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).
If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:
1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will
If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:
ship via insured Priority Mail
Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: March 5th, 2014