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Visconti Divina

The Visconti Black Divina has a spiral-shaped body and perfect proportion based on the golden number of 1.618. This is the ratio between the length of the cap and the pen in both open and closed conditions. This is known as the golden or divine proportion.

When I had the opportunity to visit with Dante del Veccio, the owner/president of Visconti Pen, he reached across his desk and showed me some of his initial concept drawings for the Davina. I was taken with the pen at that time, and later, it was one of the pens I just had to have when I visisted the Visconti Showroom in Florence.

The pen has a jet black lucite barrel and cap each trimmed in 925 sterling silver for a look that is striking and bold. I bought the oversized fountain pen, and this pen, while large, nicely fits in the hand.

The Divina has a 14K gold nib. The nibs are available in Fine, Medium and Broad and mine is a Broad. So smooth, great line of ink.

The Visconti nibs have a small cresent-shaped hole on the top, part of the exclusive design of the company.

The pen uses a Push & Pull Touchdown filling system. Pull the filling piston out of the pen, turn counter clockwise to expel ink out, and turn the piston clockwise to draw up in. Then put the piston back into the pen.

The Divina comes in a regular size and over-sized fountain pen. I purchased the over-sized pen and although big, it fits nicely in the hand and has great balance.



Visctoni Davina




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