Visconti Homo Sapiens Steel Age Oversize Fountain Pen

Regular price $775.00 Sale price $575.00 Save $200.00

This particular pen is in excellent pre-owned condition, having been inked previously. It comes with boxes and papers, and shows little to no signs of wear.

Visconti shook the fountain pen industry with a breakthrough both in design and use of materials when the original Homo Sapiens Bronze Age was launched. Carved from pure basaltic lava from the Mount Etna volcano in Italy, and enriched with resin materials, the pen encompasses the strength of ancient powers, juxtaposing its volcanic nature to a soft and smooth writing experience thanks to its Dreamtouch 23Kt Palladium nib. This award-winning writing tool was followed by the Homo Sapiens Dark Age designed with black ruthenium trims.

Today, the Homo Sapiens collection is still one of Visconti's signature writing instruments. Virtually unbreakable and naturally hygroscopic, the Homo Sapiens now comes in the "Steel Age" edition featuring stainless steel trims. The glossy metal trims give a brilliant contrast against the matte black lava of the pen's body.

The pen caps using the Visconti 'Hook Safe Lock', a revolutionary capping system so you can cap a pen without worrying about the cap accidentally unscrewing in your pocket and leaking.

The Homo Sapiens Magma fountain pen fills using the patented Visconti power filler system, which is made of titanium to resist ink corrosion, and is enhanced with Visconti's 23kt Palladium Dreamtouch black ruthenium nib.

Lava has some incredible qualities making it the perfect material for writing instruments.

  • Virtually unbreakable: high degree of resilience
  • Flame-proof: heat resistance to heat over 100°C
  • Slightly hygroscopic: absorbs moisture during use
  • Dense to the touch: comfortable to grip and relaxing to write with

You can also customize this pen with the magnetized MyPen System. We offer natural stones that you can swap into the finial in place of the Visconti logo coin.

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