on saleVisconti Homo Sapiens Earth Origins Fountain Pen - Earth

Product Code VI-KP15-39-FP-EF

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on saleVisconti Homo Sapiens Earth Origins Fountain Pen - Earth

Product Code VI-KP15-39-FP-EF

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$796.00

MSRP $995.00

Color:
Earth
Earth Water Arizona Sunset Bronze Age Dark Age Lotus Garden Magma Tuscan Hills

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Visconti is thrilled to announce the launch of their latest Homo Sapiens collection featuring Jonathon Brooks' industry famous hand-mixed resin: the Homo Sapiens Earth Origins. Two pens inspired by the elements that make up our planet, water and earth, each limited to 388 pieces worldwide.

The four elements come together in this collection to remind us of the origins of our planet. Earth, wind, fire, and water interacting to form the materials of our existence. Inspired by the mythical and primordial forces that shaped our planet and ignited the very spark of human existence, this collection embodies the essence of timeless energy and boundless inspiration.

The “Earth” edition combines intense purple hues with swirls of vibrant gold and shimmering teal resin creating a uniquely intense palette mix. This incredible combination of resin is complemented by black PVD trims which will transport every pen collector to all regions of our planet. The clip is filled with a bright, iridescent teal - an element that ties both editions to the Origins collection.

The Homo Sapiens features a vacuum filling system that is easy to use and has considerable benefits. Patented in 1998, this is arguably the most advanced filling system ever developed in fountain pen history. The user is able to fill the pen with the equivalent of 10 cartridges of ink, and thanks to the two reservoirs, prevents ink from leaking during air travel. This revolutionary closing system is very satisfying to operate and was created to lock the pen body into the cap to prevent the possibility of the pen accidentally unscrewing and leaking inside a pocket or bag.

It comes with Visconti's 18kt gold in-house nib with ruthenium trim, hand-crafted and manufactured in Florence, Italy. Available in EF, F, M, and B.

We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, there will be some variation in the pattern seen here. This adds an element of uniqueness to the pen, with no two patterns being exactly the same. We cannot honor special requests.

Condition
New
Brand
Visconti
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Purple, Gold, Teal
Demonstrator

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

Yes
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

0.25
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).

Hook Safe Lock
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.

Double Reservoir Power Filler
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad
Nib Color
Ruthenium
Nib Material
18k 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 (0.56in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
16.2mm (0.64in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
61mm (2.40in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

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

11.0mm
Length - Body

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

132mm (5.20in)
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.

23.8mm (0.94in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
145.7mm (5.74in)
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.

170.3mm (6.70in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

25g (0.88oz)
Weight - Cap
21g (0.74oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
46.0g
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.

3.63ml

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FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink?

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen?

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen?

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do?

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy?

You can submit a return request within 60 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.