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gerigo posted a topic in Fountain Pen ReviewsWas at my favorite brick and mortar pen store this Friday looking for candy for the weekend, and what did I spy? The new Visconti Homo Sapiens Elegance! They also had the Brunelleschi, which I have to say, was very underwhelmed by the material. I understand the approach to the material science, but it looked like the really cheap brick red plastic material they used to make temporary pots with at the plant nursery. Did not feel like parting with the vast sum of money Visconti wanted. The Elegance on the other hand looked absolutely stunning in this new get up. Looks like it took some lessons from a long forgotten Teutonic cousin? I have to say the hand feel of this new version is very much on par with other Germans a few cases down. Much tighter tolerances, much nicer finish. All the furnishings are laser etched this time, so no quirky missing filled letters on the band or dropping decals from the clip. Clip is super tight now. Also the nib is now super firm, and actually a true fine. Not a medium dressed as a fine. Finally the most surprising change is the filling system, which is cartridge converter, which is what I prefer. The power filler, although nice, is a pain in the butt for me when it comes to swapping out ink and maintenance and cleaning. Really like the pen, and would be a very nice EDC at a price that is on the higher side of decent. This is the sign of things to come? Edit: Sorry for the blurry picts:( This is the oversized version, in case you were wondering. The smaller version is also a cartridge converter, but has the smaller No 5 nib. I filled it with Robert Oster Melon Tea and used the pen to write the characters on the left side of the note pad. So it's a true fine.
ICantEvenDecideAMajor posted a topic in Fountain Pen ReviewsHi all! Glad to be here to share with you all my new pen, the Visconti Millionaire Marble Empire in the honey finish. This cool pen from Visconti is by all means a looker with its 2 tone palladium nib, beautiful ivory resin and the stunning marble finish (actual marble). First Impressions: Visconti Millionaire by Kevin Guo, on Flickr The pen comes in the standard higher end Visconti lacquered box (which I heard is wood underneath but not sure at all) that is very heavy and feels nicely made. I use these boxes as display boxes and they work perfectly. Bravo Visconti! Appearance and Design: Visconti Millionaire by Kevin Guo, on Flickr Just look at this beautiful marble. Feels cold and solid yet durable, it's got a greenish-grey background with red, yellow, orange green, blue-ish green and some white streaks going all over the place. And every pen is different! There are four different kinds of finishes; I personally like the black one the most but there's a special reason why I bought the honey finish... (to be unveiled later!). Visconti Millionaire by Kevin Guo, on Flickr The cap has a large gold coloured top which I think is brass. Because this is much larger and wide than the caps compatible with the my pen system, I'm quite sure that it's not removable (nothing you can replace it with even if you remove it). Pretty good nonetheless. The Visconti clip is filled with a off-white enamel of the same colour, a rather thoughtful touch. I was rather upset when the Florentine Hills had only a black enamel. Visconti Millionaire by Kevin Guo, on Flickr The section, cap top and barrel end are made of the best feeling resin I've ever held. White resins are tricky -- they're very likely to feel cheap if not top quality. But this Visconti ivory resin is just glorious: it's a little off-white, the colour feels rich and even the slightest shade of rose colour. Just beautiful. The nib is of course the Visconti 2 tone palladium nib, which in my opinion is only second to the Pelikan two tones when it comes to beauty. Visconti Millionaire by Kevin Guo, on Flickr Now here comes the most amazing part of the pen --- THE WHITE FEED!!! Isn't it just beautiful? I tried it briefly with Lamy turquoise and Waterman green (both very reliable inks famous for NOT staining), and it washes right off. And boy does it look good with ink on it! The versions with black resins have black feed, thus less interesting in my opinion. (side note: my dream pen is the modern Wahl Eversharp Decoband with the gorgeous red feed like Louboutin shoes; you can tell I'm a sucker for coloured feeds). Dimensions and Weight The pen is about as long as a Delta Dolcevita oversize, but the grip is much more usable. I don't have a scale but I'm guessing the pen is around a little over 40g, with probably half the weight in the cap, so the pen body itself is surprisingly light. It is postable but super top heavy and it doesn't seat too deeply. Suitable for hands large and small despite the look of it being magnanimous. It should be around 140mm roughly estimated by me Nib Performance Visconti Millionaire by Kevin Guo, on Flickr Nothing to see here. We all know Visconti palladium nibs. Mine wrote just as expected: smooth, overpolished, skips a lot. I'm going to have mine sent to Dan Smith for a tuning. (Hence why I cleaned it out and couldn't provide a writing sample, sorry). But it was a little skippy on Leuchtturm and skips a LOT on Clairefontaine. But I actually quite like the feel of this medium nib; it's wet, juicy, and very soft velvety feeling without being mushy. I think I'm going to love this pen once it's back from Dan! Filling System Visconti Millionaire by Kevin Guo, on Flickr The filling system is pure genius. And I am NOT be sarcastic. Whoever decided to use this filling system on this pen deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for making my life easy. It's a....... Plunger! To ink, you unscrew the barrel and pull the plunger out; to expel, you push it in. Like a syringe. It's so simple yet effective; acceptable ink capacity (about the same as a C/C), literally no risk of malfunction. My only grudge is that the converter joints don't seem to be the tightest in the world; after inking with Waterman green, you can kind of see a green tint on the joints of the converter; nothing to worry about but definitely less than perfect. Cost: I bought this pen for $550 brand new, without the roller ball convert. To collectors this is probably an issue, but a roller ball section worth at most two dollars to me. I couldn't care less! For five hundred dollars, this is a steal. Pure steal. Buy it in a heart beat. Even with the costs of getting it adjusted by Dan, it's still a steal. But for its most often seen price of $1500 - goodness-knows-what retail.... ugh... I can see how it's worth that, and it is rational to buy one for that. But personally with $1500 I'd probably get myself a Divina AND a Decoband.... (yes it can be done if you shop smartly), All in all, it's a good pen; I'll have a hard time choosing between this and the Divina, but not if a Divina is half the price. And that's it for my review! As always I'm happy to know your feelings reactions feedbacks emotions rants criticisms opinions and whatever you have to say! *Edit Added a section on weight and dimensions
Iguana Sell posted a topic in The Mallhttp://www.iguanasell-pics.com/photos/logos/fpn_logo_45_45.png See all our items @ FPN Visconti Fountain Pen -Wall Street Grey Celluloid - Palladium nibBrand New in Box - Warranty by authorised Dealer - Free Shipping CHARACTERISTICS: Brand Visconti Description Visconti fountain pen Nib 23K Palladium Finish Grey Celluloid Closure System Screw-on Filling System Converter/cartridge filling system Dimensions (capped/uncapped) 13,8cm (5.5") / 12,8cm (5") Line Wall Street Reference 38112 Special features: Visconti pays tribute to one of the world's most important financial centers with the "Wall Street Collection", a perfect pen for your writing business!Its shape, not completely rounded nor squared, lets this four sided pen symbolize the skyscrapers surrounding Wall Street.The pen comes with a 23K palladium nib.Made of top quality grey celluloid which recalls Manhattan skyline. The collection is completed with red and green celluloid pens.Each pen is presented in an exclusive gift box and includes international warranty. CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerList price: $585 - Contact us for a personalized offer Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries) Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to email@example.com http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-1.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-2.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-3.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-4.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-5.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-6.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-7.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/E724/Visconti-Fountain-Pen-Wall-Street-Grey-Celluloid-Palladium-nib-38112-8.jpg CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerList price: $585 - Contact us for a personalized offer Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries) Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org More Visconti pens on our website Thanks for looking!----------------------------- Website: www.iguanasell.comJoin our newsletter for special promotions and news http://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_facebook_24.png Follow us on Facebookhttp://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_twitter_24.png Follow us on Twitter: @Iguana_sell