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#1 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 14:12

Visconti Sepia

 

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Visconti is nicely saturate brown ink supplied by Visconti Fountain Pens of Florence Italy. Florence Italy of course is a beautiful city known for it ‘s rich culture fashion and design (forget Nike buy real shoes in Italy)

 

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Visconti Sepia ink

 

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Visconti Sepia is a well behaving ink. It is a nicely saturated medium dark brown ink. It is a medium shader as well. Drying time is not superfast but with 15 seconds very acceptable. There is only very little show through but feathering and bleeding are absent

 

points 1-5 1 =      :(         5=      :) 

 

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Drying time:   acceptable 15 seconds points 3 

Flow: very smooth points: 5

Lubrication: smooth in both pens points: 5

Bleeding: absent) Points 5

Shading: medium points: 3

Waterproof: Survives a drop but not a bath  points: 3

Package: Nice bottle  points: 3 ( see my comment down below)

 

 

 

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The bottle is beautifully shaped…

 

What else did you expect it is an Italian design from Florence :wub:

 

Still I have mixed feelings about it. The design is so very beautiful, but it is made of plastic😒

That to me is kind of a no go.

 

Such a beautiful ink deserves a glass bottle especially when the design is so lovely and Italy is famous for it’s Venetian Glass of Murano

https://en.wikipedia.../Venetian_glass

 

 

 

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The Bottle makes it easy to fill your Fountain Pen even when the bottle is nearly empty.

 

There is one aspect to take in consideration though. Because of it’s shape it seems a little top heavy. Since I am quite a clumsy pillock with an unrivalled talent of making a mess (spastic fantastic). I have found a way to safely fill my Fountain Pens. I put the bottle in the cover preventing it fro tupping over (see photo above right)

 

 

 

 

Sit down and enjoy now comes the beauty part

 

 

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This Ink really is a smooth writer  

 

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Lovely brown with a little reddish brown hue

 

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Watertest

 

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No problem if you just drop a drop of water on it. Just dry quickly with kitchentowel It is not waterproof though

 

 

Availability

 

La Couronne du Comte I guess Dennis and Rik would even travel to the moon to get it for you (just pay them a million or 2)  Well it is safe to say that they do almost everything to satisfy their customers… Considering

http://www.lacouronneducomte

 

Bankers have Rothschild Ink lovers have the Goulet Pen Company. Rachel and Brian carry the almost* largest assortment of ink on earth an it's near surroundings    

http://www.gouletpens.com

 

(*almost Dear Amberlea Davis carries the largest assortment in the universe but is not a seller  

 

Larry Post of Australia is a Great Supplier of Stationary and Artist Equipments. They carry a lot of lovely Inks 

http://www.larrypost.com.au/

 

The same applies to Singapore based Arters of the utterly friendly Yitpeng and WeetekOng 

http://arters.com.sg

 

 

Conclusion

 

This ink is a lovely well saturate brown.  Love the colour and the fact that it is such a smooth writer. The sheening is not strong but it is there.

 

Such a pity that that beautiful bottle is made of plastic. If that beautifully shaped bottle was made of glass it would have been perfect.

 

Of course that must not be Murano glass since that would drive up the price severely.

 

The price now is only € 10, (at LCC) for 60 ml! which is a very very fair price not to say it is a bargain for this lovely brown ink

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 18:20

Thanks for your lovely review. I have a bottle of this nice ink that I have neglected, not because of any defect on the inks' part, but of my habit of reaching for Sailor inks when a pen needs a fill.

 

So you have reminded me of something excellent that I already have. And will soon be needing to refill my Pelikan M200 Cafe Creme which is nearly always paired with brown ink. I know what it will get next.



#3 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 19:16

Thanks for your lovely review. I have a bottle of this nice ink that I have neglected, not because of any defect on the inks' part, but of my habit of reaching for Sailor inks when a pen needs a fill.

 

So you have reminded me of something excellent that I already have. And will soon be needing to refill my Pelikan M200 Cafe Creme which is nearly always paired with brown ink. I know what it will get next.

 

You’re welcome White Lotus glad you liked it.

 

Funnily my Wife owns a Pelikan M200 with a swapped 14k  EF nib ( Courtesy of LCC)

 

I just filled it up... guess what with what ink....

 

Sailor Jentle Brown....

 

Therefore ai filled a Diplomat Excellence with Visconti Sepia :)  


Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 20:11

Nice review! Looks like a good color



#5 amberleadavis

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:16

Very nice.


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:46

I got this ink for Christmas. I like it, and many other brown inks.

I now own the current Visconti ink lineup. I’ve only used Purple (my first Visconti ink), Sepia, Blue and Green.

Great review for a great ink.
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Posted 14 March 2020 - 09:03

Thank you for the detailed ink review, Morbus Curiositas. I laughed when I read below  :D  :thumbup:

 (forget Nike buy real shoes in Italy)

 



#8 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 13:11

I got this ink for Christmas. I like it, and many other brown inks.

I now own the current Visconti ink lineup. I’ve only used Purple (my first Visconti ink), Sepia, Blue and Green.

Great review for a great ink.

 

 I only have Visconti Sepia and Red...

 

will test the red soon


Edited by Morbus Curiositas, 15 March 2020 - 13:11.

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


#9 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 13:14

Thank you for the detailed ink review, Morbus Curiositas. I laughed when I read below  :D  :thumbup:

Thanks but in my over 60 pair of shoes collection there is a very nice pair of Bally of Switseland sneakers too much nicer and more elegant than Nike :D


Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 15:39

Plastic vs Glass - look vintage. This style bottle was made of glass, and in a larger size besides. It had a plastic base for increased stability.





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