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Momento Zero, Prugna

At the beginning of 2021 the new colours for the Momento Zero line were announced: Alga (Seaweed Green), Prugna (Plum).

The Pen Material

 

The Size

The pen is an excellent size. It measures somewhat similar to the Pelikan M800. The length of the pen when closed is 142 mm, without the cap 129 mm and when the cap is posted, a good 170 mm. The body has a maximum diameter of 15.3 mm.

Filling Mechanism

The pen uses a converter for its ink filling mechanism. The converter is the extended version that uses the entire length of the inner body. Screw off a cap at the end of the pen, the twist a small nob to expel in draw up ink.

The Nib

The resin line of Momento Zero pens come with a steel nib. They are available in Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub. My Vintage Brown comes with a nib in a Stub width and it is an extremely smooth writing experience. Some may think that steel nibs are something to be avoided. Not so. I can attest to the smooth writing experience.

The Clip

The clip of a pen is a very important aspect of its design. Clips can range from being too small to being too large and clunky. Sometimes the design of the clip overtakes the overall look of the pen. The Momento Zero has a very classic subtle clip and the 2021 Momento Zero regular size pen now has the slightly thinner clip that was introduced with the Grande line in 2020.

The Cap & Body

The cap of the pen can also impact the style and look of a pen. In this case, the cap of the Momento Zero is well portioned for the overall size of the pen. It is in the same resin as the body so the pen has a smooth look. The body is well portioned, I say this as there are some pens where there is a conscious decision to have a cap short or long. Leonardo got this right. The caps for the regular line in 2021 now all have three rings at the base of the cap. They nicely pair up with the ring at then end of the body-nib section. On the body of the Momento Zero is the engraved brand statement: "Leonardo Officina Italiana", the number of the pen follows. Where the pen is not part of a limited edition, there is just the number. In the case of my Prugna, 064.

Momento Zero Prugna

 

Momento Zero Prugna

 

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