"Just a quick note to tell you the Touch Tool Stylus is now my favorite and daily use stylus. I've past along your address to a couple of friends who like my impressionist use of the stylus and they liked the little gimmicks, screwdriver, level, ruler increments. i actually used the ruler to set a scale from my ipad screen with a quick measurement...Coincidentally, I wear a customized pair of extraordinary glasses; while in Starbucks, one the friends interested in this pen saw me adjust a screw with the pens screwdriver. While I have many miniature screwdrivers for that purpose, none were conveniently with me. Actually, it has good weight and leverage on the hexagonal body and length....so, another positive score for MONTEVERDE designer..."
D. L, Miami Beach, FL
Let me start by quoting Monteverde:
"In a fast paced world, having the right tools at hand is crucial, and the Monteverde One Touch Tool pen brings 9 tools in one premium quality writing instrument! The heavy weight, 6-sided barrel houses our smooth writing Soft-Roll ballpoint at one end and an ultra sensitive touch screen stylus at the other. Under the stylus top are Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, while on the barrel are a built in level, ruler and 3 different scale functions. The chiseled spring clip will hold the One Touch Tool pen securely in your pocket, ready to handle more jobs than any other pen!"
Both versions -- ballpoint and fountain pen -- measure 6" (capped, for the fountain pen).
I won't repeat the description given by Monteverde above, but the pens are a perfect combination for the handyman or handywoman of the house -- that also tends to carry around a touchscreen device. I have no problem confirming that all of the claims made for this pen are on the level.
The fountain pen version has a screw-off cap and is designed to work with a short International ink cartridge, such as those from Private Reserve. To insert the refill, one needs to pull out the capped nib unit from the pen's barrel, insert the cartridge, and push the nib unit back into the pen. Smartly, Monteverde imprinted a two-headed arrow on the nib unit so that it can be aligned with the pen's clip -- ensuring that when the cap is unscrewed for use, the nib is in the correct position. The nib is a one-size fits all affair, which I'd describe as a light-medium, meaning it falls between a typical western fine and medium.
As with all new fountain 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/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
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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: January 17th, 2015