on saleVisconti Opera Master Fountain Pen - Combustion (Limited Edition)

Product Code VI-KP28-10-RU-FP-EF

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on saleVisconti Opera Master Fountain Pen - Combustion (Limited Edition)

Product Code VI-KP28-10-RU-FP-EF

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MSRP $1,150.00

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The iconic Visconti Opera Master returns to the collection in a version made in collaboration with Jonathon Brooks, a color called: Combustion. 

This fountain pen features a black body and cap with beautiful shimmering swirls of red and orange. The beloved Ponte Vecchio bridge clip features a bright red enamel to accent the Visconti name. It is accented with ruthenium trim. 

This Visconti Opera Master Combustion fountain pen is limited to only 88, each individually numbered. It uses an oversized 18k white gold nib made in-house, closes via the 'hook safe lock', and fills via the double reservoir power filler.

'Double Reservoir' Power Filler: A vacuum filling system that is easy to use and has considerable benefits. Patented in 1998, this is arguably the most advanced filling system ever developed in fountain pen history. The user is able to fill the pen with the equivalent of multiple cartridges of ink, and thanks to the two reservoirs, prevents ink from leaking during air travel.

'Hook Safe Lock': This revolutionary closing system is very satisfying to operate and was created to lock the pen body into the cap to prevent the possibility of the pen accidentally unscrewing and leaking inside a pocket or bag.

We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material there will be some variation in the pattern seen here. This adds an element of uniqueness to the pen, with no two patterns being exactly the same.

Fountain Pens
Black, Red

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Hook Safe Lock
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Double Reservoir Power Filler
Grip Material
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Stub
Nib Color
Nib Material
18k Gold

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
15.6mm (0.61in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
17.3mm (0.68in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
20.3mm (0.80in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

139.3mm (5.48in)
Length - Cap
70.3mm (2.77in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

24mm (0.94in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
154.9mm (6.10in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

188mm (7.40in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

31g (1.09oz)
Weight - Cap
19g (0.67oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

This pen is not the prettiest pen. Don't get me wrong, it is BEAUTIFUL. Hear me out. When you think of pretty pens, the Montegrappa Venetian or an Urushi come to mind. This pen, set side-by-side with the afore mentioned pens has a distinctly different aesthetic. I describe it as powerful. The fit and finish is utterly amazing, the nib is unreal, and the feal in the hand is brilliant. Caught in the right light and the barrel bursts into fiery life. Mix in the smoked finish on the metallic bits and you see what I mean when I say it isn't pretty. It is STUNNING. Powerfully stunning. No picture is going to do this pen justice. I don't have huge hands. I just as comfortable writing with a Pilot E95s that I am a Pilot Falcon, so you can understand why I was concerned this would be too much pen. I was very pleased to find out that the pen is extremely comfortable to write with. The square nature of the barrel doesn't feel too much, thanks to the rounded corners. Overall, this pen is powerful and pleasant to write with. If you are looking for a stunning pen with a presence that cannot be matched, you have found it.

Lenny E.
Amazing Pen

This pen is gorgeous, and it writes so smoothly. It's an absolute gem. I have it filled with RO Red Gold. It's a grail pen, to be sure. It's a little heavy when capped, but without the cap it's nicely balanced. A real joy!

Robbin A.
Visconti Opera Master x Brooks Combustion

This is a Magnificent pen. I have always had such good experiences with Visconti as well as with Mr. Brooks resins so this was an obvious choice for me. It does not disappoint. I did post some pictures of the pen and writing samples on my Instagram #Lambylocks. Thank you Gouletpens for this great collaboration.

My Favorite Visconti Yet!

When I first saw this Visconti Opera Master Combustion previewed by Brian and Drew I just KNEW I had to have one. I already had two Homosapiens in my collection (Bronze Age and Demostones) but this Opera master size and unique shape I knew I wanted if the design matched. Well the design matched with Combustion and I went to place my order andthe nib size I wanted was delayed which made me wait even longer. A month longer actually, BUT when I received the pen it was WORTH THE WAIT! It feels amazing in the hand, the resin is gorgeous, and it writes AMAZINGLY smooth and juicy. So glad I was able to purchase this one.

Chris M.
Just WOW!

This is an amazing pen. The service I received from Goulet pens (Cindy) was also amazing. I wanted to take a step up to a gold nib pen, so I decided to leap instead of step. I was very nervous because as you research you see all of the negative, but I leapt anyway. I am sure there have been individual problems as these pens are not mass produced, but my pen is PERFECT! The fit and finish, the look, the feel, the way it writes...WOW! I tried my best to capture the "fire" in my pictures. It is very hard to do it justice, but I think the shimmer along with the reds, blacks, and oranges came through. It is truly beautiful. In the pictures you can see that it is a big pen. I put my Twisbi vac700r next to it and it is a bit larger than it. Not over the top, to me, but I have big hands. I can even write comfortably with it posted, although I doubt I will do that very often. The nib is Fine, and I debated whether to get fine or medium as I prefer wetter writing. The Fine nib writes nice and wet and is so smooth it's almost like I am just holding it and it is writing by itself. Since I am not going to but any crazy shimmering ink in it (ever), I decided to go with the Fine nib and I am very happy with that choice. Do not let the negative out there scare you away from getting an Opera Master. Go for it! As for me, I am thrilled with the Goulet exclusive Combustion. Definitely love at first write (Couldn't resist...Sorry)!

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.