The long cigar shape is accentuated by a metal finial at the end of the barrel, which -apart from being a nice design element- also weighs down the back of the pen to keep it balanced. Below a simple, gently curved clip, you can find four narrow center bands, as well as one extra band on the barrel of the pen that sticks out from under the cap.
The Denali is a large pen, at just under 15cm capped (5.9in) and 13cm open (5.1in). In contrast to some other pens this size, it's not overly wide, which makes it comfortable in the hand, without fatigue. The metal parts give the pen a solid and comfortable weight of 30 grams (total), and 20 grams without the cap.
In general, the build quality and fit and finish is very good, but the threads are a bit of an issue -or could become one after extended use- because they are metal on acrylic (which could wear down over time). The threads catch a bit, so opening and closing doesn't feel as smooth as I'd like, but at least they don't seem to crossthread, and I haven't experienced any significant wear and tear so far.
|L to R: Kaweco sport, Lamy 2000, Monteverde Denali, Lamy safari, TWSBI eco, Pilot Metropolitan|
Uncapping the pen reveals a straight black section without taper. It's long enough to be comfortable, but if you hold it higher up, you'll notice the metal threads and the small step towards the barrel. The pen sits nicely balanced in the hand because of the metal parts on both the section and back of the pen that distribute the weight evenly. The cap can be posted, but only very shallow, which makes it ridiculously long (and at 13cm open, it should be long enough unposted anyway).
The Monteverde Mountains of the World Denali is a very capable pen. I have to admit it's not the most exciting pen ever, but it's well made and the nib is reall For 85 EUR / 68 USD, you get a classy pen finished in a nice acrylic material (two other color options are also available).
Note: Scrittura Elegante is a sponsor of this blog, I received this product free of charge, so I could write this review. I was in no way influenced in the making of this review, the opinions shared in this review are completely my own! This post does not contain affilate links.