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Fountain Pens

Fountain pens are the perfect union between beauty and utility. A symbol of prestige and creativity, they bring a tactile feeling back to our digital world.

Visconti pens, hand crafted by our master artisans, stand out for their elegance and originality.

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Fountain pen anatomy

Cap Clip Body Section Feed Nib
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Cap

Clip

Body

Section

Feed

Nib

The fountain pen’s cap has two functions: to protect the nib and the surfaces it could accidentally come into contact with. At Visconti, we have studied different closure systems that facilitate the pen’s use and avoid wear.

Most of our caps can be placed at the end of the pen during use.

The cap’s clip has a simple but very useful role: to clip the pen onto a shirt or jacket pocket. The clip is also an added design element. The palladium plated clip line took its inspiration from the shape of the Ponte Vecchio.

Known as the barrel, the body of the fountain pen covers the converter or ink cartridge. Visconti’s artisans make the barrels with precious and innovative materials such as natural resin, lava, enamel, mother of pearl, teak, and add decorative details made of 925 silver, gilded silver, 18kt yellow and pink gold, carbon fiber, galvanized brass and marble.

The section is the part of the pen that contains both the feed and the nib. The section is the part of the fountain pen the user grips. Its shape must be ergonomic for maximum comfort and ease of writing.

The fountain pen’s feed is the tool that allows the ink to circulate from the converter to the nib at the right flow.

The most fundamental element of a fountain pen is its nib since it allows the ink to flow onto the page.

Visconti’s nibs are usually made with precious metals such as gold, silver or platinum. The ball shaped tip is made of an extremely resistant material such as osmium or iridium.

The slit that separates the nib in two parts gives it strength and flexibility. The little vent at the top of the slit brings air into the converter and makes the ink flow.