Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Fountain Pen - Dark Age
Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Fountain Pen - Dark Age - Extra Fine is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
The Homo Sapiens fountain pen is a real unique flagship pen from Visconti.
It is large, verging on 'oversize', with a large 18c gold nib, plated with PVD to match the black trim of the pen.
It's crafted from basaltic lava from Mount Etna on Sicily and has a unique hygoscopic property, meaning the material will absorb moisture from your hands. The texture is matte, slightly rubbery, maybe like wood too. It's virtually unbreakable and resistant to very hot temperatures (as you might expect, being made from lava! - Like we said, it's truly unique!
It has a vacuum filling mechanism built into the pen, which results in a very large ink capacity - perfect for long stretches of writing.
The cap is also unique - it has a bayonet type fitting which is also sprung. It's a very reassuring action to do before and after writing.
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