Visconti Opera Club


Visconti Opera Club

Color: Red & Black
Material: Resin
Filler: Cartridge/Converter
Date c. 2008
Nib: M 18K
Working? Yes

Ah, Visconti, how I love thee! The fact that I am a bit of an Italian history buff just adds to my love for these pens. (Sidenote: in the Middle Ages, the Visconti coat of arms was a basilisk devouring a child. (see it here) Ghastly, right? But even today, you can see that greedy serpent on the front of any Alfa Romeo. True thing, go look up the Alfa Romeo logo if you don’t believe me!) But back to the pen: This pen is pen lust embodied. Crimson marbled with gleaming gold, a big, engraved nib that writes like silk… It’s love! I think the Club series was a limited edition, and I have only ever seen one other like it for sale. I keep this one inked up with my other Italian love, Dante Alighieri, the ruby red ink from De Atramentis, although I have found that with the Noodler’s Eel ‘Rattler Red,’ I get even more expressive writing from it.

, June 2, 2018.

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Ravenmoon is the online moniker of Mith Raven, long time pen lover and collector. This site began as my own attempt to keep track of my pens & inks, but I hope it is a useful resource for other pen lovers as well!