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The Visconti Dreamtouch 6-Pen Case Review

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#1 sannidh

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 04:22

A review of the 6-Pen Case from Visconti. Have also replicated the content with some more pictures in the blog. Happy reading ! Below is a link to the same:

 

Visconti Dreamtouch 6-Pen Case

 

I was looking for a quality pen-case for quite sometime to serve as a handy storage of my fountain pens, outside their hefty boxes. Existence of nice fountain pens, necessitates invention of great fountain pen cases. I do use a Pelikan 3-pen case to carry my daily fountain pens, but I required something more secure which can double up as a travel companion, if I ever intend to carry more than three pens at a time. The Dreamtouch leather series were launched sometime in 2012. For the leather pen cases, Visconti offers 5 variants in an ensemble of a compact and unique design, housing 1/2/3/6/12 pens.

 

PRESENTATION


As usual, there is a white Visconti fabric pouch, inside which the case rests once you take it out of the cardboard box. It ensures that the leather remains intact and unscathed before use.
 
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DESIGN & BUILD (6/6)
 
The outside is made of aniline-calfskin with a clean and precise workmanship. Aniline leather making techniques preserve the natural surface of hide and render a soft natural feel of the same. The flip side is they do indeed carry the natural porosity of skin. When you look at the threads and feel the case you would instantly know, that you have landed upon great workmanship.
 
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Then at the top of the flap, there is the logo inside an ellipse, which is made of chrome plated metal. It seems minimalist aesthetically, but it does succeed in drawing your attention. The zip looks flat and compact, converging with the geometrical dimensions of the case. You will neither find the case too pliable nor you would find it too hard. A very compact case indeed!

 

The rear-end is plain and coveys volumes instead.

 

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The flap converges with the overall flat design quite well. The slider is chrome plated metal and sports the same logo which is present on the finials of Visconti pens. The name VISCONTI lies within a mirrored V

 

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The back-side sports an embossed VISCONTI with the name of its birthplace, the renaissance town FIRENZE

 

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PHYSICS & PERFORMANCE (5/6)

 
The 6-pen case weighing around 150 grams and is quite light and easy to hold. It can hold a pen upto 15.5 cm of length. A thicker pen will of course displace the divider by a tiny bit. The flat design of the case, makes it a convenient storage box. I just love the compactness of this case.
 
Length ~ 16 cm
Width ~ 14 cm
Depth ~ 2.7 cm
 
A 15 cm scale can completely rest inside with additional leg-room.
 
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You can observe that the dividers are placed at least 2.3 cm apart, which makes it capable of housing most of the pens. The inside linings are made of black velvet, a touch would reveal it's quite dense and should protect your pens well. One downside is that all the pens will not fit snugly inside these slots and there are chances of bumping inside it, in case you are travelling.
 
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The finial of a rather large pen like an Izumo (>16 cm) could become exposed to the zipper material. Had it been a metallic finial with a flat top (say Pelikan), there are chances of scratches, due to lack of any additional protective lining on the insides of the zip. Although the zippers have plastic teeth, the slider with its metallic clasp still has to traverse along these lines.
 
 
From left to right : Pelikan m605, m805, Platinum Izumo Tagayasan, MB146, Pilot Custom 823 and a Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi.
 
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ECONOMIC VALUE (6/6)
 
Although the 6-pen case retails in the market at around USD 120, I was able to win this one in an auction, at around USD 77. From time to time, I find multiple auctions for these cases on ebay as well.  I feel that's a good price for any aniline leather product.
 
OVERALL (5.7/6)
 
Overall, I do feel that the 6-Pen Dreamtouch case has been a nice buy, custom made to my requirements of compactness and aesthetics. It is subtle yet elegant at the same time. I would keep the large pens inside their boxes.

Edited by soniknitr, 12 July 2015 - 08:09.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 05:55

Interesting case. But I must ask, what's the pen between the Pelikans and the MB?



#3 sannidh

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:08

Interesting case. But I must ask, what's the pen between the Pelikans and the MB?

 

It's a Platinum Izumo Tagayasan with matte finish :)

The last pen in the above link. Also comes in a glossy finish.


Edited by soniknitr, 12 July 2015 - 15:16.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:42

Did you get this pen pouch shipped to India ?Did you have trouble at 

customs if i may ask?



#5 sannidh

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 10:40

Did you get this pen pouch shipped to India ?Did you have trouble at 

customs if i may ask?

 

yes of course! it was not charged any customs as far as my memory goes :)

Usually fountain pens are charged with custom duty.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 20:19

These are brilliant cases. I've had one for years in daily use and it's still like new.



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 18:57

These are brilliant cases. I've had one for years in daily use and it's still like new.


I’ll second that - I keep my two most precious pens in the two-pen version, which I’ve had for 8 years or so. Still looks great and because it has some rigidity offers more protection than, say, one of the Pelikan leather cases (very nice though they are).

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 23:36

These are brilliant cases. I've had one for years in daily use and it's still like new.


+1
The only storage/transport case i use for my most precious pens, I have a 6 & 3 and I can't recommend them enough.

Al





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