Only 200 years were passed from the first metal nib; and approx 100 years from the first fountain pen. For many centuries, writing was an art, performed with a nib in the East, or with a Roman stylus, or with a quill feather.
Visconti made a nice Writing Set, which joins 5 different kinds of writing of the modern era, which you can use to practice and try the difference and the technique evolution.
Giardino Italiano offers 3 of the most beautiful colors:
Veined Green: bottle green with white veins, dotted and curled in always different designs:
Kaleido Orange: deep orange resin with pearly and bright mixtures and lighter veins. The Kaleido name comes from a Visconti model that fifteen years ago was made with this same material:
The fountain pen features the cartridge filling system only. Its slender and tapered shape wouldn't allow to put a normal converter inside.
The package includes:
one stiloforo (deskpen) with glass nib