Leonardo Momento Zero fountain pen, made from celluloid, in the color Abyss, a classical designed pen with 14k gold nib and a piston filling system. The pen in this color is a limited edition of 100 pieces.
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Leonardo Officina Italiana
A family tradition continued. With over 45 years of experience in the field of writing instruments, handed down from father to son, from generation to generation.
Today Leonardo Officina Italiana works on emotional and vintage projects, taking up the old loading systems, the materials and the working techniques that once characterized the craft of the craftsman. The Leonardo pens have a soul, a human warmth that only passion can give.
Each Leonardo collection is manually made in Italy, and all pens are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing defect.
Leonardo Momento Zero fountain pen, made from ebonite, in the color Rosewood, a classical designed pen with 14k gold nib and a piston filling system. This is Version 2 of the Rosewood Momento Zero. The initial pen was limited to 10 pieces and sold out very quick. Version 2 features 3 rings in the cap band and is limited to 100 pieces.
Leonardo Momento Zero fountain pen, made from celluloid, in the color Abyss, a classical designed pen with 14k gold nib and a piston filling system. The pen in this color is a limited edition of 10 pieces.
Leonardo Momentous Zero Abyss
The service and delivery was first class..
The pen is a great colour and finish are excellent as is the writing experience....
But there is one major issue and that’s the filling system, the piston twist cap was almost impossible to turn and i was very close to me returning the pen... however after struggling for sometime I managed to get it working and I am hopeful that with use it will free itself...
Incredibly well designed for comfort and long writing. Very beautiful design that is not flashy. Pen is very light but feels substantial. Note that the medium gold nib runs somewhat broad with many inks. Behaves well with certain inks, though. And Fonto service is, as always, is a model of customer service. Lightning fast shipping. Thanks!
Italian Tradition, Modern Artistry: The Pens of Leonardo Officina
If you’re reading this, you are among the many fountain pen lovers that still exist in the world who seek to have beauty in the hand. As someone whose collection leans towards pens made from Italy, I consider pens from Leonardo a beautiful throwback to the best in Italian aesthetic and tradition. Like you, I ‘ve seen the various Instagram photos and have caught a review here and there about Leonardo pens, but seeing Fontoplumo’s video on the pen gave me the courage to take a leap on a pen only seen.
And I’m happy to report: it was a leap worth taking. The celluloid is wonderful in the hands: a bit heavier and with slightly more girth than an Omas Paragon. A well-balanced pen - posted or not - and with a nib (in this case a stub) that is smooth with just enough flex to make the handwriting interesting but controlled. The feel on the page is as if you are writing on smooth leather, not glass and provides a sense of connectedness to the page – without feedback. Maybe just short of a singing nib. Wonderful.
With the loss of Omas, Leonardo over time will likely be viewed as one that carries on the finest Italian tradition. I can easily see adding one or two Leonardo’s in my collection’s future and if you’re hesitant: don’t. Get one in your hands: it will likely never leave…