on saleVisconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen - Bronze Age (Custom Nib Grind)

Product Code VI-KP15-07-FP-FCSI

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on saleVisconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen - Bronze Age (Custom Nib Grind)

Product Code VI-KP15-07-FP-FCSI

14 reviews

In Stock

out of stock

Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days

$766.00

MSRP $945.00

Custom nib grind!

Color:
Bronze Age

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Special Goulet exclusive! These fountain pens feature a custom nib grind by nibmeister Mark Bacas, in options Fine Cursive Smooth Italic, Medium Cursive Smooth Italic, or Architect.

Mark describes his Cursive Smooth Italic (CSI) as a smoother version of a Cursive Italic grind. The CSI nib grind still provides nice line variation while providing a smoother writing experience in a larger variety of writing positions/angles. An italic nib writes more broadly on the downstrokes, and narrow on the sidestrokes. 

For the Architect nib, Mark starts with a factory broad nib and grinds away the sides of it, polishing it smooth until it’s like the shape of a blade. This grind enables you to write with a thick cross stroke and thin down stroke, think of it as an inverted stub nib. Architect nibs are particularly dramatic in their line variation when writing print letters, though you can write whatever your personal style and see the variation in the line width pretty easily. They are sometimes also referred to as Hebrew grinds.

The Visconti Homo Sapiens is handmade from hardened basaltic lava sourced from the Mount Etna volcano in Italy, with a trim made of solid bronze. Visconti lava is virtually unbreakable, comfortable and warm to the touch - and slightly hygroscopic, absorbing moisture from your hand. The basaltic lava is mixed with resin to create this pen.

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 fountain pen's vacuum power filler is made of titanium to resist ink corrosion, and it features an oversized 18kt rose gold nib to match the trim color (note: our images may still show the old 23kt palladium nib).

Visconti has recently updated their branding and font used on their clips. During this transition, you may receive a pen with a slightly different font than what is shown here.

As these nibs have been modified, please contact us directly for any warranty issues.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Visconti
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Black
Demonstrator
No
Body Material
Basaltic lava/resin
Cap Type
Hook Safe Lock
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Power Filler
Grip Material
Basaltic lava
Nib Size
Architect, Fine Cursive Smooth Italic, Medium Cursive Smooth Italic
Nib Color
Rose Gold
Nib Material
18kt Gold
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Bronze
Diameter - Body
14.3mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
16.5mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
21mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip
11mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
132mm (5.2in)
Length - Cap
59.3mm (2.3in)
Length - Nib
24mm (0.9in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
146mm (5.7in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
173.4mm (6.8in)
Weight - Body
26g (0.9oz)
Weight - Cap
17g (0.6oz)
Weight - Overall
43g (1.5oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
1.51ml

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