Review by Laura Cameron
I’ve been seeing Leonardo Momento Zeros everywhere lately, so when Ana handed me one for last week my first thought was Jackpot! She got one of the gorgeous Green Blue versions with Silver Trim (€147.11, or approximately $164) for review.
The Leonardo Momento Zero is a resin-bodied pen, with a steel nib and is available with gold or silver hardware. The body of this pen in particular is a mesmerizing marbled blend of blue and green iridescent bits. The nib is stainless steel, imprinted with the Leonardo logo and is available in EF, F, M, B and 1.5mm stub; mine is a Fine.
The Momento Zero has a screw cap that is postable, but posting is not super tight and makes the pen top heavy, so I prefer not to post.
Compared to some of my other pens, the Momento Zero fits right in at a length of 5 1/2″ (14 cm) capped and 5″ (13 cm) uncapped.
It also weighs in with its competitors at 26g.
The Momento Zero was lovely to write with. I loaded it up with my Papier Plume Ivy Green and away I went. The nib was smooth right out of the box, and wrote beautifully with no rough starts. While the pen is gorgeous and I can’t stop looking at it, I have to admit that it might be a little big for my hand. (Remember – I have small hands and the Pro Gear Slim is totally my speed!) I can’t decide whether I care for the section, which is somewhat graduated, or whether I would prefer one that was a consistent circumference.
Grudgingly, I have to admit that as much as I love this pen (and others) this one’s going to Ana! That said, you really should try one of these and decide for yourself!
- Papers:Ghost Paper Notebook ($25)
- Pen: Leonardo Momento Zero Green Blue with Silver Trim (€147.11, or approximately $164)
- Inks: Papier Plume Ivy Green (15mL, $5.00)
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