The Monteverde Engage One Touch is a refillable rollerball pen that uses fountain pen ink.
The pen, while a cool concept, has received criticism for its large size, problematic top push button, and its leaking. Despite this, the allure of a rollerball that uses fountain pen ink is still hard to resist.
The rollerball assembly needs to be replaced every 20 refill or so in order to prevent leaks, at a cost about about $12.
It’s worth noting upfront that the pen is very large. At about 12.0 mm width and over 15.0 cm long, the pen is quite huge for a rollerball. Ironically, the next most popular rollerball that uses fountain pen ink is the undersized. J. Herbin refillable rollerball which costs about a fifth the price of this pen and performs better… but is generally too small for everyday use.
Monteverde Engage One Touch Retractable Rollerball Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Rollerball / Gel|
|Barrel Color||Black, Clear, Rainbow, Carbon Fiber|
|Body Diameter (mm)||12.4 mm|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||11.9|
|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Capped? Retractable?||Retractable - Top Button|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||15.1|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black, Blue|