Bottom Shelf: This pen has been gently used, but is otherwise in great shape. While every effort to clean these pens is made, as they are not brand new, you might see residual ink or water. All Bottom Shelf sales are final.
Once again Visconti pushes the boundaries of writing technology with the launch of its latest collection, the Homo Sapiens ‘Dual Touch’. The fountain pen combines a contrast of materials, soft luxurious Italian leather with solid brass metal, highlighting Visconti's continued passion for experimentation and skillful use of materials.
The Dual Touch offers a new tactile writing experience. The barrel of the pen is made from textured Italian Palmellato leather, which is soft and luxurious but also very durable. The leather is double stitched at the back to provide strength and is coated with a protective treatment to prevent staining. In contrast, the pen cap, blind cap, and grip section are made of solid brass, each section is then finished in a smooth satin finish.
This Visconti Homo Sapiens Dual Touch fountain pen features a black leather barrel, complemented by a black satin metal cap, grip section, and blind cap. It is completed with rose gold trim, an 18k rose gold nib, magnetic cap closure, and Visconti's popular power filler system.
- Bottom Shelf
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Brass, Leather
- 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 cap
- 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
- Nib Size
- Nib Color
- Rose Gold
- Nib Material
- 18k Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Rose Gold
- Diameter - Body
- 14.3mm (0.56in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 16.5mm (0.65in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 21mm (0.83in)
- Diameter - Grip (mm)
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 132.9mm (5.23in)
- Length - Cap
- 59.3mm (2.33in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 24.3mm (0.96in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 146mm (5.75in)
- 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.
- 176.9mm (6.96in)
- Weight - Body
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- 58g (2.05oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 29g (1.02oz)
- Weight - Overall (g)
- 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.
Reviews & Questions
What does the Bottom Shelf mean?
The Bottom Shelf is for an item that cannot be sold as brand new. There will be detailed in each product description, but generally it means a product has been pre-owned and used in some fashion, or show slight signs of use or visual imperfections, including but not limited to scratches, dents, or dings. All items on the Bottom shelf will function as new.
Bottom Shelf items are not eligible for returns.
What if I have a problem with my Bottom Shelf item?
Since we have tested every used item before putting listing it online, Bottom Shelf items are not eligible for return. However, our Customer Care team will be happy to help you troubleshoot if needed.
Can I see what my actual item looks like before I purchase it?
We do not rephotograph items when listing them on the Bottom Shelf, but the product description should describe what, if any, differences you should expect from what is pictured.