Everyday Carry

The Drop: Monteverde MVP Fountain Pen

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Jonathan Tayag
The Drop: Monteverde MVP Fountain Pen

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

When it comes to fountain pens, you might have seen the word “demonstrator” used by EDC enthusiasts. A demonstrator pen refers to it being clear or see-through. When fountain pens were the primary kind of pen for everyday carry, demonstrator models were for sales agents to show the internal elements of the pen. Today, demonstrator pens like the new MVP by Monteverde are cool collectibles that let everyday carry stationery lovers show off their favorite writing implements.

Another great thing about demonstrators like the MVP is that they quickly indicate what color of ink is currently loaded. MVP stands for Monteverde Pocket Pen, a great all-around everyday carry fountain pen. It's small in size, and it can take international-sized ink cartridges. But one of the benefits of its design is that you can fill the body directly with ink. The eyedropper capability of the MVP gives you a maximum of 2.5mL of ink capacity and writing potential.

What we like: This is Monteverde USA’s first demonstrator clear body MVP. Whether this is your first fountain pen or you already have an MVP of your own, it's worth adding to your EDC pen collection.

What to watch out for: If you're not a fan of fountain pens for everyday carry, this pen does come in a standard ballpoint or rollerball version.

Final verdict: A practical and beautiful fountain pen for everyday carry.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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