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"By the way, LOVIN' my new pens.  I had pretty much used them every chance I could, while in college.  Technology started to dictate how papers were written, and eventually computers and word processors won out.  I forgot the joys of the fountain pen. I work in a courthouse, and came across a signed order by one of our Judge's.  I recognized the ink flow on the page and realized he used a fountain pen.  That's when I took the leap.  I'm so happy with my pens!  Now I find every excuse I can, to write with them.  If it wasn't for my new order, I would have written to you, pen to paper."
R. V., San Diego, CA

"Thanks for the update. That is fast work. I have never purchased anything from any company that is as efficient and caring as yours. It is as amazing as it is appreciated. The Artistic Crystal brings a smile to my face when I write with it. It is so fun and bright. Pure joy. Thanks for having it available...I have many pens as you know.  I  go to the Artista Crystal when I want the recipient to know that I am happy just writing with a wonderful pen."
A. G., San Antonio, TX



"Hello Norman,  ¡¡Great news!! The shipment has arrived "sano y salvo (intact and safe)". I have checked the Artista pen and it manages to make me very enthusiastic. It has been a great discovery because looks and writes like a more expensive pen. It has a great appearance and is a well- finished product, the chromium-plated parts (front section and cap) and the box give the pen a very good look. I have filled the pen with the green private reserve ink and the result is fantastic. Thank you again for replacing the broken ink bottle free of charge, it has been a great gesture of attention, I admire your professionalism."
M. S., Cantabria, Spain




MV26918 Artista Crystal fountain pen Pink                  $36.00

MV26803 Artista Crystal fountain pen Transparent    $36.00    Permanently sold out

MV26915 Artista Crystal fountain pen Turquoise       $36.00    Permanently sold out

MV26927 Artista Crystal fountain pen Yellow              $36.00    Permanently sold out

MV26912 Artista Crystal fountain pen Lime Green     $36.00    Permanently sold out

MV26921 Artista Crystal fountain pen Orange            $36.00    Permanently sold out

MV26924 Artista Crystal fountain pen Purple             $36.00    Permanently sold out

All hail the return of the demonstrator! Almost from the first days of the fountain pen, one of the most sought-after additions to a collection was the pen salesman's demonstrator pen. These were typically pens that were partially, or fully transparent...used by a fountain pen salesman to demonstrate the inner workings of the particular pen model that was being sold. Later, pen companies began producing demonstrators -- usually in very small quantities or as limited editions -- especially for the collecting market. Consequently, these were often sold at a premium.

After the passing of the first 'Golden Age' of fountain pens (I believe we're in the second Golden Age now), so too passed the demonstrator.




We've sold the Monteverde Artista -- a clear, transparent demonstrator for a number of years. In fact, it really led the way for the subsequent and current crop of demonstrators produced by many other pen manufacturers. Now, this extremely popular pen has been renamed the Artista Crystal and been joined by three lightly-colored companion demonstrators.



The new Artista Crystal series of pen (see the rollerball and ballpoint versions further down the page) are produced with a transparent barrel and matching cap, and are made from top-class acrylic resin -- hand-polished inside and out. The jewelry-grade chromium-finish accents (clip, cap band and cap 'jewel') really set off the crystal clarity of the Artista Crystal design.

The fountain pen comes with a medium steel nib, and in a detail that I love, even the feed is transparent! The pen measures 5" capped, 6" with the cap posted, and 4-1/2" with the cap held aside.




Unscrewing the threads between the section and barrel displays the piston converter for bottled ink. It will also take International-style cartridges, such as those from Private Reserve. All versions of the pen come gift boxed and include the Monteverde warranty.






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 filler to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect.



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:

(on PayPal transactions, the email address may also display as stonebri@verizon.net)

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 ensure security)
2. Expiration date
3. Name on card
4. Address for billing statement
5. Card verification # (3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number, or 4-digit number on the front of your AMEX card).

If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:

His Nibs.com
  2540 W. Union Street
  Allentown, PA 18104

We ship via insured Priority Mail
(email for cost)



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: November 16th, 2018

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