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Exclusive Izods Limited Edition Dark Hawaii Leonardo Momento Zero - Only 50 Available

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#1 izods

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 12:05

Hello everyone! We're delighted to announce a very special limited edition pen - we're the exclusive UK retailer for Leonardo and we've been working with Salvatore, Mariafrancesca and the team at Leonardo over the past few months to create a model from their Momento Zero resin collection that's unique to izods... the culmination of this is the izods dark Hawaii. Only 50 pens have been produced and each one is numbered - the unique cap ring has a fine, subtle engraving of the izods logo and as an added bonus the pen is a piston filler. The gold plated steel nibs are available in EF, F, M, B and Stub - split across the 50 pens as follows...

 

2-7 and 9-11 - Extra Fine
12-18 - Fine
19-33 - Medium
34 - 40 - Broad
41 - Stub


Each pen comes in the usual Leonardo presentation box, but also included is a Leonardo leather pen sleeve (some blue, some brown) and a signed certificate of authenticity. We're absolutely thrilled and the depth of colour and quality has to be seen to be fully admired. The price is £239.99 + postage... they'll officially be available on our website next week, but if you're interested in the meantime then please send me a message or email roy@izods.ink - already 10 of the 50 have been sold, so they'll likely go quickly! 

 

 

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#2 mke

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 12:17

Looks really nice!



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Posted 10 March 2019 - 02:13

I agree with mke, it looks really nice! Could I please confirm that the material of the pen body is resin — same category of material as in the more commonly available Blue Hawaii version — and that the material of the nib is steel and not gold, so the £80 price differential for this lovely Dark Hawaii model is by virtue on superior looks and rarity as an exclusive limited edition?


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 17:37

Well Roy's description of the pen above says the model is created 'from the Momento Zero resin collection', and that the nib is gold-plated steel.

It does look lovely. I'd like to see side-by-side pix of it with a Hawaii - I know it's a lot of work for a very small edition, but £80 is quite a big difference.

Having said that, I do really like my brown vintage resin stub nib Momento Zero and had been thinking of getting a Hawaii with a fine nib. This might be even nicer.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 13:59

Won't be buying one because I don't like that step down in the grip (noodlers ahab is the only other pen I know with that,) but the rest of that pen is really impressive.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 14:22

Hi All,

 

Thanks for the kind words, I'll get a photo sorted showing the standard Hawaii next to this Dark Hawaii edition.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 19:12

Won't be buying one because I don't like that step down in the grip (noodlers ahab is the only other pen I know with that,) but the rest of that pen is really impressive.

 

I was also wondering about the step down. Is it uncomfortable to hold that way?



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 20:51

I agree with mke, it looks really nice! Could I please confirm that the material of the pen body is resin — same category of material as in the more commonly available Blue Hawaii version — and that the material of the nib is steel and not gold, so the £80 price differential for this lovely Dark Hawaii model is by virtue on superior looks and rarity as an exclusive limited edition?

 

The other difference is that this version is a piston filler, while the standard is a converter! :)



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 21:44

The other difference is that this version is a piston filler, while the standard is a converter! :)

 

 

Ah, thanks! I actually missed that little detail. Even though piston-fill as a filling mechanism adds no value to me whatsoever, I can see how it could add to production costs, and a proportion of other fountain pen users may think more highly of the pen because of it.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 23:02

Won't be buying one because I don't like that step down in the grip (noodlers ahab is the only other pen I know with that,) but the rest of that pen is really impressive.

have you had the chance to hold one in your hands?

I ask because I am allergic to step downs...but the momento zero section seems to work for me

(we all hold our pens differently though, so by all means, you have rights to dislike it)



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 14:35

A gorgeous pen


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 15:26

Beautiful!
 


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:33

CONGRATS that's a beauty.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:24

have you had the chance to hold one in your hands?

I ask because I am allergic to step downs...but the momento zero section seems to work for me

(we all hold our pens differently though, so by all means, you have rights to dislike it)

 

I have not and absolutely do not take my word as gospel.

 

I just don't like that weird little bump under my fingertips with the ahab. I'd prefer a straight across section. I tend to not like most tapered sections in general (unless they have a flare out at the end) 

 

Like I said, the grip is the only reason I'm not really dangerously looking at my credit card, the rest of this pen (apart from the lack of a gold nib, I'd really prefer it be closer to $300 and just have a gold nib) is stupidly cool.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:10

 

The other difference is that this version is a piston filler, while the standard is a converter! :)

 

That makes this pen a bit more justifiable price-wise. Not just another C/C filler.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:14

apart from the lack of a gold nib, I'd really prefer it be closer to $300


Gold-nibbed Leonardo Momento Zero models are now US$356 (less 10% if you pre-order) from Endless Pens, so you can expect to pay a bit more than that importing from Europe.

Even if the Hawaii and Dark Hawaii aren't offered with gold nibs, swapping nibs between Leonardo models is no hassle at all if you already have a gold-nibbed model on hand.

That makes this pen a bit more justifiable price-wise. Not just another C/C filler.


As a dissenting opinion, I'd say piston-fillers add no value to me as a consumer, and does not in my regard make them worthy of a higher price than models with the same nibs and bodies but use a c/c filling mechanism. Being a piston-filler is not a showstopper that prevents me from buying a pen, if it's basically within the same price range (or I have no other choice if I want that barrel material) as the c/c-filler.

Edited by A Smug Dill, 28 March 2019 - 03:17.

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 15:24

As a dissenting opinion, I'd say piston-fillers add no value to me as a consumer, and does not in my regard make them worthy of a higher price than models with the same nibs and bodies but use a c/c filling mechanism. Being a piston-filler is not a showstopper that prevents me from buying a pen, if it's basically within the same price range (or I have no other choice if I want that barrel material) as the c/c-filler.

+1

 

I go with the look and feel of the pen as a parameter rather than the filling mechanism.

If the piston filler added a premium, I'd go with C/C.


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