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My Personal Pens: Visconti Kakadu

The Kakadu, very similar in size to an Opera Master, was part of a trio of pens exclusive to the Australian market: the Australis, Didgeridoo, and the Kakadu.  It’s a wonderful, well-balanced pen with a great oblique stub nib.  This is the pen I took with me when I defended my PhD thesis due to its great balance and reliable writing qualities.  I have not yet recorded a full review of this pen but I will do so as soon as I can.

My Personal Pens: Visconti Speakeasy

The Visconti Speakeasy is both hideous and magnificent at the same time and I love it.  Yes, it has a booze indicator and a hidden compartment for alcohol, but it’s also a beautiful oversize pen made from stunning celluloid.  With its stubbed double broad nib, it’s an absolutely pleasure to use.  I have done a full review of this pen too.

Visconti Homo Sapiens Chiantishire

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this pen.  If you shop at Appelboom, use the discount code in the banner below (‘friend’) for 10% off your purchase – excluding Montblanc.Appleboom Banner

Let’s have a look at the Chiantishire!

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.9 mm/5.79″
Length (uncapped): 131.3 mm/5.16″
Length (posted): 170.2 mm/6.70″
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 – 13.7 mm/0.51″ – 0.54″
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 12.1 mm/0.43″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 41 g
Weight (cap): 17 g
Weight (body): 24 g

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Visconti Homo Sapiens Elegance Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Andrea of Visconti – grazie mille!

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.0 mm/5.75″
Length (uncapped): 132.2 mm/5.2″
Length (posted): 170.8 mm/6.7″
Diameter (barrel): 16.6 mm/0.7″
Diameter (section): 9.27 – 11.2 mm/0.36″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 43 g
Weight (cap): 21 g
Weight (body): 22 g

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GOAT (Greatest of All Time) Fountain Pens 2016

This is one of my favourite videos of the year, because it allows me to share my love for a specific set of pens with you!

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