I've been covering a lot of fountain pens lately, and to be honest, there isn't a single one of those that I don't like! But this Monteverde Incinvia beats them all, on style that is! It might not beat the Lamy Persona if it comes to smooth writing, but of course the Persona is a totally different ballgame, costing 200+ Euros more than this one!
For it's size (13.5 centimetres/ almost 5.5 Inches, which isn't THAT small either, actually!), it's a pretty heavy pen, so I generally use it without posting the cap, which would only add some more weight.
It writes pretty good though. It's smooth, it doesn't skip at all, even though it writes a little dryer than most of my other fountain pens! The nib gives some feedback, which I prefer over pens that glide on the paper, because those tend to make it harder for me to control my writing. Whereas with this pen I can write pretty neat!
Together with the Visconti Van Gogh, Lamy Persona, Faber-Castell Emotionn, Kaweco ACsport and the Lamy accent fountain pen (I didn't review that last one yet!) It is part of my Top six!? (I couldn't make a Top five, I just love them all!) of best fountain pens that I currently own! Congratulations Monteverde!
Oh and recently they updated their collection with full carbon models, and even a Goulet pens exclusive MATTE carbon version!!! (which looks awesome, but unfortunately I live to far away so It would cost a small fortune to get one! :-(