Agree with everyone else. It's the real thing. Yeah, have to say Visconti pens don't have the best quality when compared with pens from Germany or Japan. But they win in the design apartment any day. I have an LE Wall Street that has so many little errors, you'd think it's a cheap pen! Think of them as quirks, and part of the charm of Italian pens.
Machines don't make mistakes. So small errors tend to indicate work done by human hands.