The pen arrived in a standard old style Visconti box of green faux leather. inside was a suede pillow hiding the pen from view. With it came a nice booklet that is held together by a tassled cord not stapled together. Along with that came a small card thanking me for purchasing the pen as well as a standard warranty card and a small fold explaining how to use the clip.
The pen is 5.5" long capped and 6-3/4" posted, the clip and cap band are gold colored while the nib is a bicolored gold fine. The name and serial number are engraved on the section which is made of the same material as the pen.
The pen is made of a dark green celluloid with opalescent chunks within catching the light there is also weaved around this stripes of gold- bronze colored dust giving the impression of fine Italian marble.
The clip is the old style ship prow which I do love in a Visconti pen. It has a style that puts it above other pens as it rides high in the pocket.
The filler on the pen is a single tank vacuum filler with the feed showing into the inkview window at the top of the section.
Did I mention that the pen came with a matching celluloid inkpot? Well this is a rather special one since it is made rather than the usual cone of rubber to seal but uses an 'o'-ring. How is that possible you might ask? Well the inkpot is threaded to fit the pen so the section makes a perfect seal.
well it was expensive but when compared to some other pens I have seen of similar quality it was a good price.
I have not said this about many pen but this one might have stopped me from searching for that perfect pen. Why keep looking when you already have found it!
Edited by Titivillus, 14 October 2008 - 21:24.