nice new pics everyone!
(David! I'm wondering which pens you don't have...)
Those 1 piece only LEs look like the snake skin looking resin that has been used for some prototypes of the Conid, eh?
A few words on Leonardo, not sure if its the right place, but did not want to start another thread.
You may have already seen this, but since it's in italian, a quick summary:
Giardino Italiano had an interview with Salvatore Matrone of Leonardo Officine which explains a few things we have been guessing or just here and there reporting up to now.
Salvatore and Mariafrancesca the founders of Leonardo Officina Italiana are Ciro Matrone's son and daughter.
Ciro was one of the founders of Delta and headed the technical and production depts. at Delta.
He has some 45 years experience as he worked earlier in another pen producing company in Naples.
Mariafrancesca was in the Delta Admin. dept and Salvatore was working as external advisor in Delta and had a lot to do with designs of the Capri collection, The Journal, Ottantesima, Amerigo Vespucci, Enrico Caruso, Momo Design, and others.
(btw have you noted how the Momento zero looks similar to the Journal? even inside their own home, still it's not a copy but a fantastic evolution of the design!)
All the production is in Caserta, not far from Naples.
They own and stock own materials, resins and celluloid. They also stock (guess?) ex-Omas celluloids! (Arco, Burchina, Wild, etc). Reason? Because Leonardo is the official producer of all of ASC collections...
As I had guessed, they also produced the FP.it Vera fountain pen (of which I own a green version) special edition for members.
They then go on to talk about a new ogival pen project (which has turned out to be the Furore).
In his last words Salvatore says they feel the need in future to further resume and propose the ancient forms of italian fountain pens which are universally appreciated.
looking forward to what will come next