When it comes to the world of fountain pens, one name that stands out is Visconti. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship and timeless designs, Visconti has been a favorite among pen enthusiasts for decades. One of their newer models is making waves in the fountain pen community – the Visconti Mirage Mythos. Watch the video above and read on below to see our impressions!
In this blog post, we'll dive into the details of this stunning fountain pen. From its elegant design to its smooth writing experience, the Mythos is a true testament to Visconti's commitment to excellence.
A Fresh Entry-Level Offering from Visconti
The Visconti Mirage Mythos is an exciting addition to the Visconti family. While this pen is positioned as an entry-level model in due to the steel nib and lower price point, it still embodies the essence of Visconti's quality and style. One of the first things you'll notice about this pen is its familiar box, which hints at the Visconti legacy that lies within. The little details that you’ve come to expect are included, with the ever popular Visconti pen pillow being one of the more recognizable presentation elements!
But what truly sets this pen apart is its unique design. The Mirage Mythos is faceted in an intriguing way, reminiscent of the angles on a column. This faceted design gives the pen a distinctive and eye-catching appearance.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Visconti pen without their trademark Visconti bridge clip, which is easy to use one handed whenever you need to secure your pen to a collar! The pinch-pull insert and outsert mechanism ensure that the cap stays securely in place, with no risk of catching.
Elegant Colors and Greek Inspiration
The Mythos comes in three captivating colors: Apollo brown, Zeus blue, and Aphrodite purple. Each pen features gold hardware, an ornate center band that proudly displays the word "Mythos," and stylized V's to pay homage to the mythological setting of Mt Olympus. The etching on the pen is smooth to the touch but won't get slippery and these details add to the overall quality of this pen.
A Magnetic Cap for Convenience
One standout feature of the Mythos is its magnetic cap. While magnetic caps are always a fun addition, they aren't always known for being super tight and secure. But Visconti has designed these caps to align perfectly with the channels on the body of the pen. This ensures a secure fit every time, though you might need to give it a slight twist to lock it into place for added peace of mind. The magnetic cap also posts securely on the back of the pen, making it easy to keep track of. It's win-win.
German Craftsmanship in the Nib
The nib is crafted by Schmidt in Germany and is a full #6 size. This ensures a reliable and consistent writing experience. It's neither too stiff nor too bouncy, striking the perfect balance for those long writing sessions. When put to the test, the nib feels smooth, and the ink flows with no interruptions, making it a joy to write with.
A Writing Experience That Delights
When it comes to writing with the Visconti Mirage Mythos, it's a true pleasure. The pen effortlessly glides across the paper, and you won't encounter any issues with ink flow or breakages. It's neither stiff nor overly flexible, providing a comfortable and consistent writing experience.
Many fountain pen enthusiasts enjoy the flexibility that a converter brings to the experience, which is why Visconti includes a converter with this pen. It's a nice tight fit, which provides peace of mind against accidental leaks. A cartridge is also included.
Despite being one of Visconti's more affordable offerings, the Mirage Mythos doesn't compromise on quality or craftsmanship. It embodies the essence of what makes Visconti pens special – beautiful, elegant design, and a delightful writing experience.
The Visconti Mirage Mythos is a must-have for both fountain pen enthusiasts and newcomers alike. It's a testament to Visconti's commitment to excellence and their ability to deliver a beautiful writing instrument at an accessible price point. Whether you're an experienced pen aficionado or just starting your fountain pen journey, the Mythos deserves a spot in your collection. Explore the world of Visconti and discover the magic of the Mythos for yourself.