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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Edited by Mrsal, 01 September 2009 - 00:51.