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Visconti Rinascimento Start Dust-review


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#1 goodguy

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 00:44

Yet I got another pen and I am overjoyed.
I got the pen from a friend in Florida.
To be honest I never heard of this pen before and I was surprised my friend had it because usually he has only vintage pens. After MB Visconti is my favorite pen so I had to order it.

The pen came in its box and is in mint condition even though it was used as a second hand pen. The paper cover looks a bit worn but once I took the beautiful box out I saw the box was mint. Opened the box and there is the pen and papers all nice and crisp.
I think even my cat loves the pen because he was standing watching it fascinated.

The Rinascimento is made of silver sterling body and has a beautiful resin cap and resin blind cap.
As its name hints the resin has little sparkly things in it and the effect is fantastic. The contrast of a white silver body and red sparkly ends is lovely.
The clip is made of silver too and is spring loaded so putting the pen in the pocket is very easy and secure.

To my joy the pen is piston filled as the blind cap hints. The piston is working nice and smooth and I have nothing bad to say about it even though Pelikan is smoother. As I mentioned many times I love piston filled pens especialy as a user so I will put my Paragon a side for few days and try this one and see how it compared to the Paragon.

Anyways back to the review, the body as expected from a metal pen is not light weight but it isnt too heavy either. It feels nice and balanced in the hand and in general I like how it feels while I write with it.

The nib is similar to the one on my Visconti Copernicus and that’s good, that VEY good. This nib is a SWEET writer. It’s a 14K M nib and is both wet and smooth and like all Italian nibs has a ton of character which means a nice feedback from the paper.
The nib just cries to me use me, write with me I want you to be happy and I am.

My Paragon is going to have hard time beating this pen and only with close comparison I will be able to see which one is better.

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Edited by goodguy, 19 March 2008 - 21:35.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:04

Beautiful and fancy,
Enjoy it!
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:33

Wow - I have never seen one of those before, its certainly interesting, one thing though, Visconti uses German nibs from Bock...the same nib used in about 30 odd FP companies.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:56

It sure is an interesting look, the silver and the resin - very different - I like it and the nib looks great.

Is this a fairly current pen for them, Goodguy, or a few years back? Just curious. I don't know the Visconti lineup well.

My recommendation - get some Visconti Bordeaux inkloaded into that suckah'.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:27

Lovely pen.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:27

QUOTE(Shelley @ Mar 19 2008, 02:33 PM) View Post
Visconti uses German nibs from Bock...the same nib used in about 30 odd FP companies.


While that is true, the nibs being from Bock, they are NOT the same nib used in all the different pen companies. Each company gives Bock its own specifications for manufacturing the nibs, and therefore while they have similarities (all being produced at the same facility) there are subtle differences.

For example, a Visconti nib feels different from a Bexley nib.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 14:51

I have one of these in a dark blue and it is really beautiful. I like the way it fills and writes too. Enjoy!
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 16:00

What a striking pen.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 17:14

QUOTE(J English Smith @ Mar 19 2008, 03:56 AM) View Post
Is this a fairly current pen for them, Goodguy, or a few years back? Just curious. I don't know the Visconti lineup well.

This pen is relativly new but Visconti stop making ti few years ago.I dont have much more information on this pen.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:43

Just wandered across this review, and it bought back some bittersweet memories. I had a Rinascimento Star Dust ages ago. But, being young and foolish, I didn't appreciate it's rather broad nib, and ended up trading it off. :headsmack:

Thankfully, I recently corrected that mistake, and picked up a new Rina (though a Deco this time, with a custom italic nib). They are great pens.

Hope you're still enjoying this one!
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