on saleVisconti Homo Sapiens Lava Color Fountain Pen - Inferno

Product Code VI-KP15-08-02-FP-EF

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$636.00

MSRP $795.00

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Visconti is delighted to announce the launch of the highly anticipated Homo Sapiens Lava Color collection, the latest addition to the iconic Homo Sapiens series. Visconti re-interprets their flagship pen line with color, a more modern image and a new in-house 14kt gold nib.

Like its predecessors, the Lava Color is made from Visconti's well-known and much treasured, lava rock; making the pen virtually unbreakable and very comfortable to write with. The Lava Color collection is the perfect union of catalyzed Mount Etna basaltic lava and colored resin using Visconti's patented methods. This natural combination creates a rugged stone-like feel and texture with rustic natural colors. The collection is launched in three matte finishes: Blizzard (white), Inferno (red) and Sandstorm (tan), each pen is accented by black ruthenium trim. The volcanic material features an anti-stain treatment that protects the pen and prevents ink from depositing on the pen during refilling.

The fountain pen features an exclusive magnetic closing system which makes opening and closing the pen effortless. Like previous Homo Sapiens models, the fountain pen fills with Visconti's patented power filling system.

The new collection introduces a first from Visconti, a new in-house, 14kt gold oversized nib. The new hand polished nib has been engraved with a more contemporary design, but in keeping with tradition Visconti continue with a crescent moon shaped breather hole, a distinctive feature of Visconti's precious nibs. The entire pen is produced in Florence, Italy, including the nib, feed, and housing. Each nib is plated in black ruthenium to match the color of the pen's trim.


The Homo Sapiens is handmade from hardened basaltic lava sourced from the Mount Etna volcano in Italy, with an all-black trim. 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.

You can 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.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Visconti
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Red
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Basaltic lava/resin
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Magnetic
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Power Filler
Grip Material
Basaltic lava
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.3mm Stub
Nib Color
Black Ruthenium
Nib Material
14kt Gold
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Black
Diameter - Body
14.3mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
16.5mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
21mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

11mm (0.4in)
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

132mm (5.2in)
Length - Cap
59.3mm (2.3in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
146mm (5.7in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

173.4mm (6.8in)
Weight - Body
29.0g (1.02oz)
Weight - Cap
27.0g (0.95oz)
Weight - Overall
56.0g (1.98oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.

1.51ml

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