Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Age Fountain Pen, Black Lava
Stocked with a medium nib, but can be changed to EF, F, B, or stub nibs upon request
Made from material as ancient as the world around us, Visconti Homo Sapiens is the first pen ever to be forged from the volcanic lava of Mt. Etna in Sicily, Italy. All trims are made from solid steel and the fountain pen features the new Visconti dream touch flexible nib made from 23kt Palladium plated in black ruthenium and is available in Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.3 mm Stub or EF nib (email us to check availability.) The volcanic lava barrel is virtually unbreakable and is flame proof and heat resistant to over 100°C. Slightly hygroscopic, absorbs hand sweat during use. Fills with the Visconti high vacuum power filling system. Made in Florence, Italy.
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 hygroscipic: absorbs moisture during use
- Dense to the touch: comfortable to grip and relaxing to write with