Visconti Kaleido Voyager Limited Edition Fountain Pen in Acryloid Rain Forest Green with Silver Plated Fittings. 18K Two Tone Medium Firenze Nib. Cartridge or Piston Convertor. Italy c.2000/10.
The pen is part of the original Voyager Kaleido series of pens, produced from circa 2000 and discontinued in circa 2010. The body is hand-crafted from Visconti's proprietary Acryloid, a combination of acrylic resin and natural celluloid, which has an attractive swirl or "Kaleido" texture. Cartridge/converter fill, with premium screw-in converter supplied. Silver-plated trim, with Visconti's famous Voyager clip.
When you realise that "Kaleido" is rooted in Greek words (kalos and eidos) that mean "beautiful form," you can only say Visconti really got that right. But there's more. Think of what you see through any kaleidoscope, and you'll understand the inspiration behind the colour and the pattern that sets the Kaleido pen apart. Nobody gives shape to words like Visconti.
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 142.0 mm (5.59 in)
Posted Length: 175.0 mm (6.89 in)
Barrel Length (including Section and nib): 134.0 mm (5.28 in)
Nib Length: 25.0 mm (1.9 in)
Cap Length: 70.0 mm (2.76 in
Cap Diameter: 16.0 mm (0.63in)
Body Diameter: 14.1 mm (0.58 in)
Nib: 18K Gold 750 - Two Tone - Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Cartridge or Piston Convertor
Cap Type: Screw on / Screw Off (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 31.7 g (1.12 oz)
Limited Edition: 012 / 560
Nib and Feed
Made from 18 carat gold part platinum plated. Nib is stamped 'VISCONTI - 18k - 750 - FIRENZE - M' Nib has moderate flex and a very smooth medium writing tip. Ink feeder is plastic with horizontal combs.
Pen has been fully serviced by Hepworth Dixon. All parts disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean de-ionised water.
Pen is in immaculate condition, with no signs of wear or use. Overall pen is ready to write and is in very excellent condition. Pen is supplied in its original presentation case. Included within case is a Visconti silver ring bound scroll containing owners instructions and limited edition identification number. The leatherette case shows minor signs of wear at the cornes.
Visconti are world renown for their master craftsmanship. We are offering for sale the "Kaleido Voyager", a luxurious writing instrument that offers classical styling, true performance and new materials. The beautiful solid gold nib, the simple filling system, the perfect weight and balance, will provide years of performance for your satisfaction