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Brand: Leonardo

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The name Momento Zero, absolutely evoking, exactly means a new beginning, a start from scratch; the first pen made by a new company, based on experience and passion of a strong team. The Leonardo Momento Zero collection is inspired by the Italian vintage style, worldwide known; it’s a classic pen, well balanced with size and metal trims.

The fountain pen has a stainless steel nib in different sizes (Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub) and uses the standard international cartridge/converter filling mechanism (converter included).

And the story goes on… A family tradition. Leonardo Officina Italiana is a forge, a laboratory where experience and craftsmanship are mixed giving life to “pleasure”, the pleasure of writing.

Over 45 years of experience in the field of writing instruments, handed down from father to son, from generation to generation. Today Leonardo Officina Italiana works on emotional and vintage projects, taking up the old loading systems, the materials and the working techniques that once characterized the craft of the craftsman. The Leonardo pens have a soul, a human warmth that only passion can give. The fountain pen carved into the material is certainly this detail that differentiates us on the world market. Each Leonardo collection is hand made in Italy.

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19 reviews for Leonardo Momento Zero Blue Hawaii GT Fountain pen

  1. English

    Tim (verified owner)

    Bought with the gold nib. Pen is worth twice the cost.

  2. English

    Artur (verified owner)

    This is my best fountain pen, so far. It is just beautiful. In real life it looks much, much way better than on any picture on the internet on movie in youtube. Cameras just cannot catch the shining and beauty of it.
    Writing experience is nice. Pen is not too heavy, is smooth with some feedback on good quality paper. The vary types of additional nibs make that pen very useful.

  3. English

    Danilo Freire (verified owner)

    This is my fourth Leonardo and one of my favourite pens overall. The Momento Zero has become a household name for all fountain pen aficionados, and with good reason. Beautiful acrylics, traditional Italian design, reliable Jowo nibs (the new Leonardo nibs look fantastic!), and the proud heritage of the Matrone family all make this writing instrument a modern classic along the Visconti Homo Sapiens and others. Appelboom has done a fantastic job as usual and I strongly recommend them as well!

  4. English


    Thank you Appelboom for the tune and smooth service. The fine size steel nib writes consistently at a 45 degree angle, with some feedback. The pen has a nice finish but the cap can unscrew if not closed tightly. Overall, very good value for the price.

  5. English

    Harold Marenger (verified owner)

    This my first Leonardo Momento Zero with a fine point steel nib, and I am very impressed with the pen’s in-hand feel, finish, and how smooth the nib writes. I chose the Hawaii Blue with gold trim, and the gold trim really brought out the warm hues in the pattern beautifully. Anabelle did a great job in tuning the nib—it writes very smooth with just the right amount of feedback. The nib is on the wet side, with no skipping or hard starts. The cap is threaded and takes 1-1/8 rotations to take the cap on or off. The cap screws firmly on the barrel, and stays in place. The one thing I noticed, is that occasionally when removing the cap to write, the nib section can become lose. I recommend the Leonardo Momento Zero to anyone who wants a high quality fountain pen, at a great price.

  6. English

    James Biscomb (verified owner)

    Pen arrived quickly with great customer service. I’m really happy with the pen and the extra stub nib I purchased. Great colour variation and depth in the acrylic and the section is very comfortable. Would definitely recommend and looking to buy another Leonardo soon!

  7. English

    William Moore (verified owner)

    This pen looks fantastic with incredibly beautiful acrylic. The gold trim is not gaudy and enhances the appearance. I like the blind cap that allows access to the converter and allows refilling without removing the barrel.
    I purchased the EF elastic nib. It has a bit of feedback, but no scratchiness at all! The elasticity allows for a bit of line variation which is pleasant.
    This Leonardo pen feels very well balanced in my hand whether posted or not.

    I recommend this pen very much!

  8. English

    Richard Niewoehner

    Beautiful, writes well. Quick delivery.

  9. English

    Christopher Selby (verified owner)

    My wife’s work purchased a Leonardo Furore as her long service award gift and she is extremely impressed with it. As it was my birthday she decided to get me something similar, but different.
    I was unsure at first, as I have many other fountain pens and do not write very much nowadays. However, I am extremely impressed with the superb quality of this pen.
    Whilst awaiting arrival of my new pen, we looked at various fountain pens of similar value available on the high-street (e.g. Cross, Waterman, Parker) and I am pleased to say they were no match for Leonardo.
    I would like to conclude that Leonardo Momento Zero Hawaii is truly a sublime pen and writes beautifully. Leonardo pens have the ability to make you fall in love with writing again.

  10. English


    I ordered a rose gold version and requested a nib tuning. The pen arrived as scheduled and wrote soo smooth and beautifully. Joost was very responsive, and great customer service. Thank you.

  11. English


    Ottima penna. Colori brillanti. Pennino stub molto scorrevole

  12. English

    Regan Lipsett (verified owner)

    For over a decade, I have been desiring a high quality fountain pen, one that would be a good long-term investment: it would deliver a fine writing experience, be well-enough made that it could write for many years to come, and also be a pleasure to behold. I am glad to say that the Leonardo Momento Zero in Blue Hawaii GT is living up to this hope.
    I received my pen from Appelboom one month ago today, and have been writing with it regularly ever since. The pen that I was sent was exactly to the colour specifications that I had asked for, and all of the parts work excellently. The pen fits my hand perfectly and, with the 1.1mm steel Jowo stub nib, it writes like a dream. Having written letters and ink-test sheets with over 18 different inks, I find that my enjoyment of the writing experience increases the more that I write with this pen, I keep looking for excuses to write!
    The Appelboom staff was extremely helpful (and attentive to detail), and their prices very good.

  13. English

    David Chappell (verified owner)

    This Blue Hawaii is my first Momento Zero but it did not disappoint compared to the Furore. Both pens have the same section and similar girth but the little that the Momento Zero lacks in length does not affect handling or comfort. Yet a pen is only as good as its nib and the Broad nib is smooth as glass and is a Jowo nib. Some may find the nib too smooth but that could be changed in an instant with micro mesh or you could ask Appelboom to add a little feedback for you.
    Appelboom service was excellent again and the pen is a delight.

  14. English

    Annie Miranda

    It seems this pen was the pen of 2020. It is stunning, well made and lovely in the hand. My only issue was the 1.1 stub. It writes more like a 1.5 stub…not sure why, but it does. I use this pen everyday since I purchased it and love it.

  15. English

    Laura C (verified owner)

    Ordered with a broad nib that came well-tuned and slightly wet (but not gushing). The gold trim set off the teal/blue nicely, reminding me of a beach at sunrise, but I imagine the silver would be equally appealing.

    Construction of the pen is top quality, as I’ve come to expect from Leonardo. I was surprised to see some translucency in some of the blue stripes on the barrel, which means you may be able to see part of the converter inside if you look closely enough. This doesn’t bother me but may bother some.

    Overall I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it if the design appeals to you.

  16. English

    azriel GROSS

    Resin fountain pen and very good extra fine nib.
    And was Shipped very fast

  17. English

    Douglas Rathbun (verified owner)

    This is an extremely well-designed pen. I love everything about it from the balance to the thick body and girthy section. The acrylic is beyond beautiful. The nib is questionable. I should have had Joost tune the nib in advance but the medium nib that came in the box should never have left the factory. It had severe baby’s bottom and the tines were visibly out of alignment even without a loupe. Joost gave me permission to fix the nib myself and offered to replace it if I couldn’t. Marvellous service. I think Leonardo should drop Bock and switch to Jowo.
    I did a YouTube video review of the pen showing how I fixed the medium as well as the extra Broad nib I ordered which was also unwriteable until I fixed it myself.

  18. English


    The pen looks gorgeous. especially in Blue Hawaii colour. I had ordered a fine nib and a spare medium nib. I had also requested for a tuning of the pen from Appelboom prior to dispatch. However the fine nib on my pen was quite bad. It skipped and did not write a consistent line. The medium nib was better but in a weird set of circumstances including my stupidity I sprung the medium nib. Appelboom were quite gracious in sending me a replacement nib free of cost but I never received it due to the lockdown. This pen has done nothing to sway my opinion of the horrible QC of Italian pens.. I give this pen three stars just for the awesome customer service of Appelboom (though I really wish they did the pen nib tuning better, it is one of the reasons I buy from Appelboom). Otherwise this pen has been a bad dream which will end once I sell it off to someone at a significant loss.

  19. English

    William Jr Ng

    I bought the leonardo momento zero hawaii after seeing pictures of it in instagram. It really is beautiful in real life. It has a faceted look that shines differently at every angle. It has a beautiful converter type filling system converter is beautifully made by leonardo as well. Most importantly the writing experience is smooth out of the box. Thin but still wet which is what I like in my pens. I opted for the free tuning from appelboom. So happy and contented with my purchase. Thanks Appelboom

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