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#1 Michael R.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 20:06

Since I'm enjoying some recent photo threads I'd be interested to see some of your Leonardo pens.

Currently I'm enjoying a Momento Zero Hawaii (stub nib) and Furore Abyss (EF) but more will follow :-)

 

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#2 fpupulin

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 15:53

I do not own any Leonardo to take part to this thread with a few images, but I welcome it anyway!

 

It is always a pleasure seeing pics of pens in actual life, in the photographic and conceptual perspective of their owner instead of the promotional photographs.

 

And to have all the pens of a same kind into a unique thread is very useful and joyful!

 

Thank you, Michael!



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 22:25

Furore Blue at a Swiss Alpine hut...

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#4 whichwatch

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 15:07

I have two Momento Zeroes.  My personal preference is the second.

 

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#5 TheDutchGuy

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 15:46

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My Furore EF (with spare F and stub nibs at hand, for when the spirit moves me) and Momento Zero F. So nicely made. Still very happy with them both.

#6 Michael R.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 16:42

Leonardo really screams for a blue-turquoise pen collection :-)

@wichwatch: whats the first Momento Zero you show? Is it a limited celluloid pen?

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 17:51

I believe I qualify as a Leonardo fanboy.   :rolleyes:

 

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Resin pens with Leonardo's totally amazing steel nibs.

 

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Limited editions in celluloid and ebonite, respectively, with 18Kt gold nibs.

 

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#8 Michael R.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 17:54

Oh, yes!

 

:)  :thumbup:



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 21:31

@wichwatch: whats the first Momento Zero you show? Is it a limited celluloid pen?

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No, it is an acrylic resin Blue Hawaii

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:29

I believe I qualify as a Leonardo fanboy.   :rolleyes:

 

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Resin pens with Leonardo's totally amazing steel nibs.

 

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Limited editions in celluloid and ebonite, respectively, with 18Kt gold nibs.

 

David

 

Indeed you are! My favorite are your ebonite and Abyss. The Abyss celluloid looks on photo like the "Butterfly" celluloid of Montegrappa Otto. Could anyone comment on that please? I am curious.



#11 Michael R.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:30

Yes, I think so. Thought the same a few days ago.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 15:18

 

Indeed you are! My favorite are your ebonite and Abyss. The Abyss celluloid looks on photo like the "Butterfly" celluloid of Montegrappa Otto. Could anyone comment on that please? I am curious.

 

 

Whatever that blue celluloid (which I also find pretty similar to Montegrappa's Butterfly), it is a gorgeous material, so deep, so subtle, so elegant! Congratulations to the owners.



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:16

So I am not the only one who finds it similar to the Montegrappa Butterfly.  :) Hope I get a chance to see them in person, to see if it's indeed the same celluloid, or just very similar. Perhaps Omas was the only company that made sure that their celluloid designs were exclusive. 

Yes, I think so. Thought the same a few days ago.

Cheers

Michael

 

 

 

 

Whatever that blue celluloid (which I also find pretty similar to Montegrappa's Butterfly), it is a gorgeous material, so deep, so subtle, so elegant! Congratulations to the owners.



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 20:48

One of the things I like most about these Leonardos are the unique materials. The blue, green, red, and brown resins are all unique to Leonardo. The Hawaii and some of the streaky blue and grey colors are old Delta stock. And the Abyss celluloid is absolutely the same as the Montegrappa Butterfly celluloid. 

 

I really love the marbled brown, which has apparently been discontinued- they ran out of material. Glad I got one! 

 

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Doug

 

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 15:39

These pens are gorgeous.  I have 2 thusfar--both Momento Zeroes.  A fountain in Blue Abyss and a rollerball in Hawaii.  For those who have experience with both a Furore and a M. Zero, which style do you prefer, and why?  



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 16:27

For those who have experience with both a Furore and a M. Zero, which style do you prefer, and why?


The Furore, because it fits into my hand better and is more comfortable for me to use. Aesthetically I slightly prefer the Momento Zero.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 18:17

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This is Momento Zero in the Ocean Wave material. I tried photographing it in a couple of different lighting schemes but couldnt get one that accurately reproduced the aquamarine blue color or the incredible chatoyance.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 00:03

Since my previous post in this thread, I have been able to acquire one more, very special Leonardo pen. The OMAS Burlwood celluloid has been a "grail" material for me for several years. The price of the OMAS pens in Burlwood was just too high for my comfort level. Last week I saw one of the Leonardo Limited Editions (15 pens for ItalianPens dot com) in this material on an auction site. I bid on it and (miracle of miracles) won the auction for the starting bid price. No one else bid! 

 

It has a smooth-writing fine nib. I'm very happy with it.

 

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Happy writing!

 

David



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:02

Since my previous post in this thread, I have been able to acquire one more, very special Leonardo pen. The OMAS Burlwood celluloid has been a "grail" material for me for several years. The price of the OMAS pens in Burlwood was just too high for my comfort level. Last week I saw one of the Leonardo Limited Editions (15 pens for ItalianPens dot com) in this material on an auction site. I bid on it and (miracle of miracles) won the auction for the starting bid price. No one else bid! 
 
It has a smooth-writing fine nib. I'm very happy with it.
 
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Happy writing!
 
David


Congratulations on a beautiful pen, David.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:08

Congratulations on a beautiful pen, David.

Thank you!

 

David








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