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Visconti Blue Ripple - Here You Are!


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Hi,

just wanted to share my enthusiasm with you guys for my most recent purchase: the Visconti Blue Ripple (palladium 23kt Fine nib), 252/999.

It had grown on me in quite long time and it had become a grail pen.

Since this morning it has barely left my hands (you know, just the time to eat and a couple of bio breaks :D )!

I took a couple of very quick shots, I'll soon work on a detailed review ... in the meantime:

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c234/Towelfree/foto1_zpse88e5c6e.jpg

I reckon that here it looks black

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c234/Towelfree/foto2_zpsd16ae7a6.jpg

Quite out of focus but this one shows its real color.

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I took a couple of very quick shots, I'll soon work on a detailed review ... in the meantime:

 

 

Congratulations.

I can't wait for your review.

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Now you know why I babble about Ripples being my perfect pen!

 

Mine was my first stub back in the day.

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Gorgeous pen, congratulations! :bunny01:

 

 

 

Congratulations.

I can't wait for your review.

 

Thanks both, I might sound like a child during 24th of December's night, but well I actually do feel like one :)

 

Now you know why I babble about Ripples being my perfect pen!

 

Mine was my first stub back in the day.

 

Yeah, I was aware of your Ripple addiction (I don't post much but I lurk quite a lot ;) ) and I have to say you might have had a part in this :)

 

By the way, it has a 18kt gold nib, I was wrong in the original post. I was so convinced it was palladium I hadn't bothered checking, but after writing a bit and a quick look at the nib... well :doh:

Taking some writing samples as we speak ...

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18k are right for original manufacture of these. Pd tend to be aftermarket add ins by authorized dealers who have Pd nibs.

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A truly gorgeous pen and your photos show the wonderful cracked white quartz effect.

It must hold a lot of ink too.

sinistral hypergraphica - a slurry of ink

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Ha Raskolnikov! Finally got your hands on one!

One of the most beautiful pens ever, enjoy it!

 

 

 

Yeah, I was aware of your Ripple addiction (I don't post much but I lurk quite a lot ;) ) and I have to say you might have had a part in this :)

 

Haha that's recognisable, GP also got me interested in Ripples!

I think GP has one of the most extended collections containing all colours :lol:

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How beautiful - congratulations!!

 

I remember once reading where G.P. confessed to having an "obscene number" of Visconti's. I remain worshipful and jealous at the same time. ;-p. Gorgeous sampling there...

~April

 

 

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem,

see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

 

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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She is a beauty, thanks to your post I inked mine for work today. Great pen.

A. Don's Axiom "It's gonna be used when I sell it, might as well be used when I buy it."

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Carbon I ended up selling to fund something else as the weight wasn't right. Pretty with contrasting inks. The rest...money & pen never came together...

 

This body size, nib, weight & ink capacity is simply perfection for my use. And these are users, as the white feeds in some will clearly show if I ever have access to a better camera.

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Just a small update to thank you all for sharing (and understanding :) ) my enthusiasm. The pen rarely leaves my hands, I cannot stop staring at it.

I'm enjoying the nib very much: telling in advance what I'll describe in the review, I am enjoying the nib. The "fine" line is actually fine (I expected a wider line although I had hoped for a finer one, like this :) ).

It is the most hefty pen I own, it somehow dwarves the others I have but still feels very comfortable!

 

@GP: I'm not sure whether to feel scared or amazed by your collection. In the doubt, I will feel just both :) Congratulations, really. Let me dare to ask what a pen lover should never ask another pen lover: which one do you like the most?

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The nibs run from B to 2B to stubs & the black & silver Romanica on the far left has an M so perfect I could never bring myself to swap it even though M is too narrow for me. So let's just say this row of pens are forever friends barring some emergency & leave it at that.

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The nibs run from B to 2B to stubs & the black & silver Romanica on the far left has an M so perfect I could never bring myself to swap it even though M is too narrow for me. So let's just say this row of pens are forever friends barring some emergency & leave it at that.

where is the best place to purchase a ripple? bry doesn't seem to have any at the moment

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Saw one on the Bay recently, either Pens.Plus or Italian Pens. You might have a look at zvipens as well. They're getting scarce.

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Saw one on the Bay recently, either Pens.Plus or Italian Pens. You might have a look at zvipens as well. They're getting scarce.

Thanks Ghost I am going to order a stub if I can find one, if not I will just go for a broad. I love my Visconti's and that is a very high recommendation :P

 

edit: I have placed an order with italianpens on ebay for a broad nibbed blue and white ripple! can't wait.

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