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The Visconti Homo Sapiens Florentine Hills Review

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#21 ssharma1618

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 21:03

The scenery in the background of the photos you took reminds me so fondly of gurgaon



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 16:13

The scenery in the background of the photos you took reminds me so fondly of gurgaon

Thank you :)

It's actually Mumbai, the sea (blurred) stands at a distant horizon.


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 00:17

Lovely, detailed review. Let me add two points for those considering the Crystal, Hills, or Fog pens.

There is a lot of variation in the swirl patterns, from almost translucent to nary a stripe. Ask for photos from the seller of new pens if you care. You can avoid disappointment that way.

Scotch tape works well at getting those magnetic discs off the top of the pen. Packing tape too. :)

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 06:06

Lovely, detailed review. Let me add two points for those considering the Crystal, Hills, or Fog pens.

There is a lot of variation in the swirl patterns, from almost translucent to nary a stripe. Ask for photos from the seller of new pens if you care. You can avoid disappointment that way.

Scotch tape works well at getting those magnetic discs off the top of the pen. Packing tape too. :)

 

Thanks Zaddick :)

Completely agree with you. I think the second line is most important, since there have been these pens without any swirl or may be a single stripe.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:05

Just got one of these. The only difference is that mine has an 18k fine nib with some flex to it. Also, although labelled <F> it writes more like a medium fine. If I turn it over it writes more like an F-XF.

 

I am finding it a bit large for my hand. If I don't like it after a while I may post it here on FPN. I got it a reasonable price so I could sell it reasonable too. I will post my experience with it in a few days. wish me luck.

 

BTW, I was really surprised at the amount of flex and the wetness of the flow.


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 05:12

Just got one of these. The only difference is that mine has an 18k fine nib with some flex to it. Also, although labelled <F> it writes more like a medium fine. If I turn it over it writes more like an F-XF.

 

I am finding it a bit large for my hand. If I don't like it after a while I may post it here on FPN. I got it a reasonable price so I could sell it reasonable too. I will post my experience with it in a few days. wish me luck.

 

BTW, I was really surprised at the amount of flex and the wetness of the flow.

 

I have heard many good things about the earlier 18k nibs.

Hope you give the HS some time and enjoy it :)


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#27 Gloucesterman

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 02:10

 

I have heard many good things about the earlier 18k nibs.

Hope you give the HS some time and enjoy it :)

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to give the "evaluation" process 3-6 days and then I will make my decision to keep or sell/swap this pen.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 05:43

I've swapped the 23k Palladium nib on mine with an 18k EF. The barrel has medium density of swirls, just right. I use Visconti's turquoise ink which came in the nice box and glass bottle.

Writes like a charm :)


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 17:13

I've swapped the 23k Palladium nib on mine with an 18k EF. The barrel has medium density of swirls, just right. I use Visconti's turquoise ink which came in the nice box and glass bottle.

Writes like a charm :)

Awesome! And the it also writes exceptionally well with the sailors & iros too :D


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 23:05

Filling a vac filler --> More FULLY...

 

When I filled my pen I found that it never seemed to fill more than about 2/3 full. This did not seem right and I thought something must be wrong with the pen itself. After checking with a friend who said that the lack of a full fill might be one of the "facts of life" with that particular filling system, I went onto YouTube and found this --> video.

 

Voila! After several careful practices, using water, I started getting full fills.

 

Thank you Brian Goulet!

 

Reminds me of the famous saying, "All of us are smarter than any of us!"


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 23:18

does this "seal" happen to Visconti pens with the vacuum or power vacuum fillers?



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 14:15

does this "seal" happen to Visconti pens with the vacuum or power vacuum fillers?

As I understand it, it is a result of the physics of the "vac" filling system. A "simple" fill yields about 1.5 ml of ink while the full-fill yield more like 2.2+ ml of ink. I wrote with it for quite a while with the "simple" fill and never needed to open the fill mechanism.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 05:04

does this "seal" happen to Visconti pens with the vacuum or power vacuum fillers?

 

Unlike the other vacuum fillers, for the Homo Sapiens Lava I did not find it necessary to open the blind cap to allow ink flow into the section. However, for the transparent limited editions, which come with a visible secondary ink reservoir, you need to open the blind cap once it runs out of ink.

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:50

This is another lovely pen. thanks for the review

this seems relatively easy for me to get compared to a Izumo or Sailor cross point nib  :mellow:

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 15:33

This is another lovely pen. thanks for the review

this seems relatively easy for me to get compared to a Izumo or Sailor cross point nib  :mellow:

 

Andy

 

Thank you :)

It's easy in case you know someone in Japan :)

You could check rakuten global website for Platinums/sailors


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 16:48

Very nice looking pen! Congrats on the purchase! Thanks for the review!


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:12

Very nice looking pen! Congrats on the purchase! Thanks for the review!

 

Thank you :)


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