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    Default Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    I have had many pens over last year or so (M800s, Pilots, Sailors etc....), but since i used visconti HS, i am exclusively using only Visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens. Something about the weight and feel of the pen is very exclusive for me. So now i am using exclusively 3 HS pens for my daily writing (Bronze age maxi, Chiantishire and London Fog). The nibs needed some work before they wrote well, but i hardly use any of my other pens. I do not see much topics about visconti's in forums. Are there any other visconti exclusive users out there?

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Your a brave man to put that much faith in visconti.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    ...here's one who will never use a Visconti - but glad to hear you enjoy them so much. However, the HS would be the most interesting pen from Visconti for me.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    I'm a big Visconti fan and even though I don't use them exclusively I almost always have one inked.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Thanks for the reply :-) I use Visconti exclusively because I some times get choice anxiety. So i try to always use a single model pen to keep it simple. I was using M800s exclusively for a while until i wrote with my first Visconti which was a chiantishire my brother gifted me :-). Since then hooked to visconti.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    I had the same thought, but didn't follow through. I love my HS Bronze Maxi with an XF nib. Everything about the pen is just fantastic. I thought about buying a few more to have a full quiver of HS Maxi's.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    I was very interested in the HS until i saw the barrel band issue so many folks experienced...

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    What barrel band issue?

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    I love my HS Dark Ages. I am a vintage pen guy but my HS is one of 2 modern pens I own and it will never leave my collection. The other is a limited edition Brunelleschi. I have had other Visconti's and never was able to replicate the problems many seem to have with them.
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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Here are my current 4 pen rotation. Daily writers. I do not use any other pens other than these 4 and it have been awesome so far. I use same ink in all of them (Faber Hazelnut brown) and Same paper (Tomoe River 52GSM white), that helps me with my choice anxiety :-).



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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Onionartz View Post
    Thanks for the reply :-) I use Visconti exclusively because I some times get choice anxiety. So i try to always use a single model pen to keep it simple. I was using M800s exclusively for a while until i wrote with my first Visconti which was a chiantishire my brother gifted me :-). Since then hooked to visconti.
    There is nothing wrong at all with choosing to use one brand at a time.

    Visconti pens are very attractive and I can see why people like them so much.

    The only Visconti that managed to make me open my wallet is the Van Gogh Impressionist series and I love that pen because the material is so pretty and its pattern is unique to each pen.
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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    You have a nice Visconti collection there, I own a few Visconti pens myself, I have the H. S. Bronze, H. S. Chiantishire, Medici and Manhattan Teal, I've been using these Viscontis a lot, but not exclusively that brand, the nibs are great, only one I sent to replacement, I find them beautiful to watch, reliable and very nice to write with, I will try to get the London Fog and Florentine Hills this year or the next.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Though I have TWSBI 700R and a Pilot 92 inked up and in my backpack, my HS Bronze is used almost exclusively for daily journaling and work notes. The size and feel of it appeals to me more than the others and it writes perfectly. It's probably refilled once a week with either Kon Peki, Asa Gao, or PR DC Supershow Blue.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    My two favorite pens are my HS steel age, and my HS dark age. I just need a booze and the new thames at night to complete my collection of what I really want.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    I'm apparently following this dark, expensive road as well. I love my HS Bronze, and within the last 30 days have purchased an HS Jade and an HS London Fog.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Where did you buy the London Fog if I may ask? that's in my wishlist as well as the Florentine Hills.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Quote Originally Posted by 07camrymx View Post
    Where did you buy the London Fog if I may ask? that's in my wishlist as well as the Florentine Hills.
    I happened to find the London Fog in the For Sale forum here on FPG.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    My Viscontis are: Red Wall Street (1.3mm stub), Saturno Brown Dione (M), Van Gogh Room in Arles (steel M) and Van Gogh Maxi (M Gold). They all write beautifully. I have looked longingly at the Homo Sapiens in every variety as well as the Opera Master models and concluded that the power filler system isn't ideal for me, nor the expense. I am delighted with my Visconti pens and will most likely not acquire more.

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    Default Re: Using only visconti Homo Sapien fountain pens

    Bought a Chiantishire a few weeks ago and have to agree. Likely will be the only pen I use from now on

    Love it!

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