Fountain Pen Review: Leonardo Momento Zero

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.

L to R: Platinum 3776, TWSBI Eco Rose Gold, Leonardo Momento Zero, and Carolina Pen Co. Charleston

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!

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  1. Hey, for the contest to win the pen: I’d fill it up with Sailor Studio #341. It’s a lovely, dusky blue, with teal leanings. One of my current favorites. And I love the blues and greens in that pen – my favorite colors!

  2. LMZ Caraibi is gorgeous, I’ve been debating getting the m800 moon man because my budget isn’t exactly at this tier but they always have fantastic finishes. I might save up for a grande one day. Wouldn’t it be cool if they came with a titanium nib?

  3. To win this beautiful pen, I would fill it with a teal ink with shading and sheen, like Robert Oster Fire & Ice, if it wasn’t out of stock at Vaness!

  4. Dear M. Monkey, what an important and meaningful job you must have. Is there an opening? As for Mr. Leonardo, he seems to be all shimmery and watery (as the sun is slowly fading) so I think Diamine Peacock Flare might do just fine. Nothing too blue and nothing too green but lots of glitter to enhance his silvery accents.

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