As you know I went to the Miami Pen Show a couple of weeks ago and I came home with a few new pens, three to be exact. This is the first of those pens which will be featured on my blog.
As you can see there was obvious excitement generated by the introduction of this new pen line at the Philadelphia Pen Show in January. I had the pleasure of speaking, briefly, with Paul Erano at the Miami Show and he indicated to me how impressed he was with this pen. [In case you weren't aware of it, Paul Erano wrote the article that was featured in Stylus Magazine.]
The following is a direct excerpt from the article in Stylus Magazine, Spring 2010:
"...Visconti ink bottles are shaped so that a pen can be submersed in ink and create a vacuum even at the very end of the bottle. The idea for his novel cap lock system that opens with a 20-degree turn came to him while visiting his gun collector friend who demonstrated the operation of a Springfield bolt loading system. Titanium piston rods are expensive, but they are non-corrosive and have superior qualities inside the inky environment of a high quality pen. His patented double-reservoir power filling system holds the equivalent amount of ink as ten ink cartridges and does not leak on an airplane. True to the company's motto, "Do it better," Del Vecchio's verbal list of pen improvements went on to include a magnetic cap lock, handsome end pieces that insert easily into the cap top to personalize pens, a three-channel ink feed that improves ink flow, and the bridge-shaped pocket clip that hods the pen firmly without damaging clothing. (The prominent bridge-shaped clip is more than a coincidence. Florence, home of Visconti, is also home to the Ponte Vecchio bridge, an ancient landmark that carries with in the symbolic purpose of bringing people together."
This pen came with a fine nib which I had adjusted and ground to a fine cursive italic my Michael Masuyama of Mike-It-Work.