Visconti writing instruments are handmade in Florence, Italy from precious and unique materials. With an eye toward re-discovering and preserving forgotten artisan traditions, toward devising and implementing advanced technology, and toward fitting inspired form to function, Visconti is the world leader in design and technical innovation. Opera is the classic collection in resin; essential, elegant and understated. Visconti is well known for its mastery and skills to produce high quality writing instruments. Based on the “Squaring of the Circle” design the Opera Club offers something unique, it represents a colored model that is hand carved from a block of luxurious celluloid, laminated in layers to provide a glittering effect. The beautiful marbled resin barrel, of the Opera Club can be custom monogrammed with your initials on the top of the cap. The pen is four sided. The arched clip has an indestructible mechanism. It comes with the new 23k Palladium nib. Also available if you prefer is an 18k gold nib. Nib grades in the 23k Palladium are EF, F, M, B, BB and 1.3 Stub. In the 18k they are F, M and B.