The Visconti Urushi Limited Edition fountain pens are made from the sap of the Chinese Lacquer tree. It takes masterful technique and ultimate patience to complete even just one of these creations.
The technique requires multiple layering and drying times. The technique consist of cutting five to ten horizontal lines across the bark of a ten year old Chinese lacquer tree. Then one must extract the sap from the bark which contains urushiol, the oil in poison ivy which causes the rash. The sap is filtered, heated, and colored before it is applied. It may take months to complete just one pen.
Only 100 ever made in Black Urushi.
Only 100 ever made in Red Urushi.
In Green Urushi, there were only 50 ever made.
Similar to Sailor Urushi and Dunhill-Namiki Urushi style pens
Each features a 14k gold nib. These pens are the same size as the Montblanc 149. When posted, it is longer than the Montblanc 149.
Vintage Visconti are extremely difficult to find!