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A Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze (Maxi) Review

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#21 mirosc

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 15:23

Very well written and answers a lot of questions I had in the past - and needed to order one to get them answered...


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 15:47

Thank you.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:10

excellent review and pics!

tnx!

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:15

Very well written and answers a lot of questions I had in the past - and needed to order one to get them answered...

 

Very happy, that this review helps. I did start with some questions I had before buying the pen - very common ones like size compare, nib size, filler type, cap-lock..tried to capture those first.

 

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Thanks :)

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 14:55

Sent the EF for replacement with a F nib..Fingers crossed  :mellow:


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 06:21

Got my Visconti Homo Sapiens' nib replaced with a F (earlier was an EF, a bit scratchy). Felt like taking it for a dip in the ink bottle and writing a page or two, on a lazy Saturday noon! Over  :happycloud9:  on the F-nib

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 09:43

Nice review, you were able to get the exchange done locally or did you have to send it out?


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:38

Nice review, you were able to get the exchange done locally or did you have to send it out?

 

Thank you ! I sent it out to Germany. Only the nib section (with papers) for replacement. 


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 17:14

Great review!I hope to try this pen next week! ;)



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Posted 08 March 2015 - 19:05

I have one with a medium nib. It was my "grail" pen. The medium nib lays down quite a wet line. I have considered swapping it for a F. Thanks for the review and the lovely pictures.



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:52

Great review!I hope to try this pen next week! ;)

Thank you Seamaster. All the best (Do have a look at the steel edition too) !


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:57

I have one with a medium nib. It was my "grail" pen. The medium nib lays down quite a wet line. I have considered swapping it for a F. Thanks for the review and the lovely pictures.

 

Thank you kulnet...Btw, I never found the fine nib very wide. both EF and F lay a wet line. IME,  F is not very wide and I like it somehow.

Does the medium run very wide?


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 05:37

What do you recommend using on the finish of the Visconti Homo-Sapiens finish. I have read regular car wax to dish soap. What has Visconti recommended? Is it as big an issue as I perceive?

Great review, very thorough . I will have to try the Visconti Blue? Thanks.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 17:35

What do you recommend using on the finish of the Visconti Homo-Sapiens finish. I have read regular car wax to dish soap. What has Visconti recommended? Is it as big an issue as I perceive?

Great review, very thorough . I will have to try the Visconti Blue? Thanks.

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Hi Earl, 

 

Thank you !

 

For cleaning :

Lava region: I use a damp cotton cloth (or handkerchief) for cleaning after filling up with ink. If there is something unusual, a little foam of from hand-wash soap does the job.  (for bronze the yellow visconti cloth seems good enough)

Then (I may sound a bit crazy here ;)  ), I leave it on the table with some sunlight falling, for 10-15 minutes.

Else the dampness sometimes forms white spots over the lava surface. (I never thought cleaning is a big issue till I found the white spots all over the lava surface, India is pretty humid)

 

Hope you like the intensity of visconti blue..

 

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:34

VHS being one of my favourite pens, I did update the Visconti HS Maxi review with some new pictures & content on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I hope you enjoy the review :)

  Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze (Maxi) Review

 

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Edited by soniknitr, 21 June 2015 - 09:34.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 05:58

Thank you for the excellent review. I would like to own this pen one day but as far as I can tell there is no ink window and this puts me off a little.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 12:13

Thank you for the excellent review. I would like to own this pen one day but as far as I can tell there is no ink window and this puts me off a little.

Yes, you are right, the Homo Sapiens does not have an ink window. This can be offputting, I just cleaned mine because it started skipping and found out that there was still about 0.4g of ink left.

 

So this time I've measured the exact empty and full weight of the pen and will only clean it once I'm down to >0.1g of its empty size. Let's see if it allows to be emptied all that way.

 

btw, I was able to get 1.1g of ink in it. Quite happy with it.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 01:30

Thank you for the excellent review. I would like to own this pen one day but as far as I can tell there is no ink window and this puts me off a little.

 

Thank you Venator. I do feel an ink-window is missed and the crystal swirl LE is too much of an ask for transparency :P


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 01:33

Yes, you are right, the Homo Sapiens does not have an ink window. This can be offputting, I just cleaned mine because it started skipping and found out that there was still about 0.4g of ink left.

 

So this time I've measured the exact empty and full weight of the pen and will only clean it once I'm down to >0.1g of its empty size. Let's see if it allows to be emptied all that way.

 

btw, I was able to get 1.1g of ink in it. Quite happy with it.

 

Thanks hessi for confirming on the ink capacity. May I know which ink blocked your HS?


Edited by soniknitr, 23 June 2015 - 01:33.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:13

 

Thanks hessi for confirming on the ink capacity. May I know which ink blocked your HS?

 

Diamine Majestic Blue. But I wouldn't say it blocked it, it just started skipping so I was under the assumption that it was empty. Wasn't too fond of the colour, anyway, so I took the hint and cleaned it to change to another Blue (PR Electric DC Blue). I was just surprised that so much was left in the pen. Hence the weighting. I will have to wait for DC Blue to start skipping to see how useful the pen remains with small amounts of ink in it.


Edited by hessi, 23 June 2015 - 05:13.






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