Visconti - Opera - Metal - Silver Shadow
Visconti Opera Metal Silver Shadow Fountain Pen
The Visconti Opera Silver Shadow fountain pen is made of anodized avional, a high strength, aeronautical-grade aluminum alloy that feels rugged and secure, yet very comfortable in your hand. This pen writes consistently and feels balanced during long writing sessions. This fountain pen features a Silver brushed, matte finish on the body and cap contrasted against darker Graphite trim on the cap band, clip and barrel finial. The wide cap band is engraved with “Silver Shadow”. This pen features Visconti's patented hook-safe lock closure spring-loaded cap, which can be removed by pressing down and rotating. The cap can be posted, but you might find the pen well-balanced without posting. The Visconti Opera fountain pen uses a cartridge/converter filling system. The converter screws in securely; the converter piston knob will not rattle against the interior of the pen when it’s in place. The Silver Shadow fountain pen comes with a Chromium 18 Smartouch™ tubular nib in a Medium size. The special shape of the Smartouch™ nib precisely wraps around the feed, giving it a unique tubular shape. This shape allows you to fill your pen without dipping the entire grip and nib section into the ink, giving you cleaner and more efficient fills. The nib has been designed with a uniquely positioned air hole to ensure the nib stays wet for a longer period. The Visconti Opera Metal Silver Shadow fountain pen comes in a luxury faux-leather clamshell box with curved sides and a magnetic closure. The Visconti logo is embossed of the outside of the box lid.
Squaring the Circle
Patented in 2004, Visconti’s “Squaring the Circle” design was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. This combined shape is not just the perfect ergonomic shape for the writing instrument. Visconti has also used the same shape in designing the cases of its timepieces, the matching cufflinks and now, at long last, we have forged a meeting point between time, the circle, and writing, the square.
Fountain Pen Specifications
Length, Capped: 5.5”
Length, Uncapped: 5”
Length, Posted: 7”
Weight: 1.4 oz
Visconti is a manufacturer of extraordinary writing and time instruments, believing that luxury is not given only by the price, but most of all by the uniqueness of the piece, the special manufacturing process, the craftsmanship skills used, the materials and the finishing. The elegant designs of their fountain pens, rollerball pens and ballpoint pens come from intense historical and technological research. Visconti has preserved old pen craftsmanship techniques, updating them to create modern pen instruments while also introducing new materials with which to craft their pens (i.e. Volcanic Lava, unidirectional carbon, cotto tile). Visconti is one of the most important players in the worldwide luxury pen market and it has introduced many innovative technical solutions (lock system, double filler, travelling ink-pot, Palladium 23-Karat nib) which make its writing instruments even more special.