Florence flows through this pencil. Even better than made in Italy is the mark, 'Made in Florence'. Visconti pens are entirely produced in this beautiful, Italian town. As a Visconti customer, you understand and appreciate this element in the Homo Sapiens Bronze pencil. Neither designed nor produced for "the masses", Visconti creations reflect the care, time, craftsmanship, flawless materials and price inherent with such passion.