The new Mirage is a great entry level pen from Visconti. The swirling colors look nice, its shape is an eye-catcher and most important, the new steel nibs write out of the box like a dream (compared to my old Rembrandt). There are not to wet and not to dry. And every time the nib touches the paper, it simply works and makes me happy. :)
Manufactured to tight tolerance, and you can feel that every part fits just right. Finishing is good as well, but you can tell that it is an engineer's pen, finishing is enough but not excessive.
I went for a standard F Bock Stainless nib and it writes nice and wet out of the box.
Orange ebonite ends are a nice touch, and it's a natural material so there are some grains when you look at it through a loupe, but I prefer it to plastic. In fact, I think other than the piston material, there are not a lot of plastic on this pen.
Filling system is amazing to use - that's what Conid is famous for anyway.
I like this pen. More than I expect. I feel like this won't be my last Conid pen at the rate it is going. Thanks Fontoplumo for carrying this LE pen in a nice color combination.
This is my favorite pen. I have a lot in my collection and this pen writes perfect out of the box. I used the Monarch KWZ ink for my first fill.
I also really like the color of this pen. reminds me of a vintage color from 75 + years ago. Classic color. This is my first ebonite pen. I think
I picked a winner. great pen Frank was a pleasure to deal with. Will buy from him again.
The Scribo Feel is comfortable, well balanced and the nib... well the nib is a special pleasure. I choose an F 14k nib and I use it in a “normal mode” (not flexing) but its flexibleness turns the writing experience a joy! This pen is already one of my favorites (and I have a good number of good pens!).
The pen was on back order when I purchased it but Frank keep the communication open and promptly answered my e-mails. That collaborated to make me feel secure. I could not be more satisfied!
As always - it’s been a delight purchasing this fountain pen from Frank at Fontoplumo - a most professional and friendly service.
I love this new line from Leonardo - as a fan of the Momento Zero range, I am hugely impressed with the Grande. Slightly larger than the standard Momento Zero it still fits comfortably in the hand and is a pleasure to write with - even on long writing sessions.
The addition of the piston filler and the large ink capacity combined with the absolutely beautiful Sand resin, with its sophisticated shades and lines, all make for a perfect combination. The steel nibs on the Momento Zero range - my preference is for a fine nib - are perfectly tuned.
I hope Leonardo continue with the Grande range - I already have my eye on the dark Hawaii