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Visconti Millennium Arc II


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#1 italiansallion

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 00:48

finally, after about 2 weeks of waiting, the visconti millennium crescent! here you go!

appearance and design: 9/10!

ohhh, orange and swirly! what could be better! this pen is a demo pen made from clear resin with orange swirls that glitter when you hold them up in the light. the trim is gold plated i believe, and goes great with the swirls in this pen. i ahve to admit the the pen does look kinda funky with the crescent filler and all, but its cool, i like funky designs. the cap band on this pen is smaller than the one on my van gogh by about half, and is says visconti millennium two on it in block script. the clip and the arc on this have the parts where it would normally say visconti on it cut out, but they look pretty cool too.

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construction and overall quality: 7/10

ehh, it doesnt feel as sturdy as my van gogh, but i think its because i can see the internals of it. i know its higher quality than in think because everything is a nice clean bit, and nothing wiggles around, even the crescent when i have the safety ring closed. the clip feels sturdy even though it has the logo area cut out, but i think that everything visconti is pretty sturdy. the crescent also feels as sturdy as the clip.

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weight and dimensions: 9/10

what can i say, it feel like my van gogh except that the section is curved and there is an arc sticking out to fill it from. it feels like it weighs the same, the caps are the same dimensions, and all.

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nib and performance: 9/10

ohh, so smooth, and ohh, so elaborate. never thought i would have the best of both worlds on one pen! the nib on this is made from solid 18 kt gold, platinized in some areas. i heard people saying that its bigger than i regular visconti nib, but its about the same size. mine has a medium nib, which is super smooth, and feels very soft on the paper. it has a different feel to it than 14 kt gold, so it feels weird to me, im not used to it, but ill learn to adjust for pens in the future.

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filling system and maintenance: 9/10

yea, i think this may be one of the more interesting filling systems that you will find, as it makes the pen look quite odd to some people. you turn the safety ring so its open, then depress the crescent on the side and dip the nib in the ink, then you let go and it fills. quite simple, and cool. i really like it, its one of my fastes filler systems that i have, so good for just a quick fill up and back to writing.

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cost and value: 10/10

i think that this pen was totally worth it, as i got it from bryant for a great price. his prices are hard to beat, and he always has the coolest pens for sale in the for sale section. thanks bryant!! thumbup.gif

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:08

Good review! I've just ordered the red from Bryant so you're making me feel good! Thankyou.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:36

QUOTE (youstruckgold @ Aug 31 2009, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good review! I've just ordered the red from Bryant so you're making me feel good! Thankyou.


thanks! i find this pen really cool, hope you enjoy yours!

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:41

sick pen! will you bring it to school?
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:43

QUOTE (HenryLouis @ Aug 31 2009, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sick pen! will you bring it to school?


ahhh, i dont think so, to many chances for it to break. crybaby.gif but yea, its pretty cool.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 21:31

How does the cap post?
I've had two Copernicus pens that the cap had to be jammed on to the barrel, and I couldn't take the stress of the fear of cracking the cap lip.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 00:52

Congrats on the orange Arc. Mine arrived last week from my pusher, err friend, Bry. I already had the red one and blue one, actually two of them, so my set is complete. I have had trouble with my blue ones. Both have developed ink sac leaks, the original clear sacs, not the tinted ones. Both pens have had the locking ring break. When they are working they are lovely pens with the usual large V nibs. While some may prefer the looks of the stacked celluloid Copernicus pens, the Arc has the better nib and feed. The feed on the Copernicus does not hold ink as well.

Anyway, congrats again, use it in great health. Man we sure are lucky to Bry around to relieve us of spare cash!! thumbup.gif
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:46

QUOTE (bugmd @ Sep 2 2009, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congrats on the orange Arc. Mine arrived last week from my pusher, err friend, Bry. I already had the red one and blue one, actually two of them, so my set is complete. I have had trouble with my blue ones. Both have developed ink sac leaks, the original clear sacs, not the tinted ones. Both pens have had the locking ring break. When they are working they are lovely pens with the usual large V nibs. While some may prefer the looks of the stacked celluloid Copernicus pens, the Arc has the better nib and feed. The feed on the Copernicus does not hold ink as well.

Anyway, congrats again, use it in great health. Man we sure are lucky to Bry around to relieve us of spare cash!! thumbup.gif


nice! so now you have one red, two blue, and one orange? you must really like these pens! yea, the original sacs that were used in the blue ones were not very good, they had a sort of plug thing at the end, and the sac was not very soft i was told. yea, these pens hold some ink, but when that nib touches the paper, this thing gushes!
yup, he does have great deals!

gary, the cap posts fine, just like the cap on my van goghs, it just slips on, slight pressure will make it stay in place.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:04

That is a great looking pen. Thanks for the review and the wonderful photos of the pen.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:34

Nice pen! Is the clip the same size and shape as the cresecent filler? It appears to be in the pictures, but I'm not sure.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 15:01

QUOTE (tres @ Sep 2 2009, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is a great looking pen. Thanks for the review and the wonderful photos of the pen.


thanks tres!

QUOTE (Pfhorrest @ Sep 3 2009, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice pen! Is the clip the same size and shape as the cresecent filler? It appears to be in the pictures, but I'm not sure.


yea, the clip is the same shape as the crescent, but the crescent is smaller. all visconti clips are like this, except for the old style ones, like i prefer. too bad i dont have any...

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 17:13

Can you provide a link to your seller "Bryant?" That's a name I haven't come across yet.

Thanks!
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 17:20

QUOTE (majorworks @ Sep 3 2009, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you provide a link to your seller "Bryant?" That's a name I haven't come across yet.

Thanks!


He's a member of the forum...
http://www.fountainp...p?showuser=6300

His site is www.pentime.net
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 18:03

Thanks, Henry Louis.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 22:52

DANG! That's the best looking crescent filler I ever saw. Perhaps even the most beautiful Visconti as well. Particularly attractive are the matching cut-outs in the clip/crescent. The painted Visconti logo on their more ...er, common pens (no offense intended, as I personally own plenty of those pesky "more common" Viscontis) has always seemed kinda cheesy, so this feature adds immeasurable class to your pen. It scampers straight to the top of my wish list!

Thanks for taking the time to post such great photos.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 16:18

wow i just love that nib
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:56

I just ordered one of the red pens from Brian. I also asked that the pen's broad nib be ground to a stub. I can't wait to get the pen and seeing the beautiful pictures of yours makes me even more anxious to get my hands on mine.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:56

...oops....I meant Bryant (not Brian)

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 00:24

nice! enjoy!

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 17:07

cool pen
nice review and pics
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