on sale Visconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen - Bronze Age

Product Code VI-KP15-07-FP-EF

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$620.00

MSRP $ 775.00

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Bronze Age

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The 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 a rose gold-plated oversized nib to match the trim color.

Update: Historically this pen has been offered with a 23kt palladium Dreamtouch nib; however, Visconti is now transitioning to 18kt gold Perfecttouch nibs made by Bock in Germany. We've indicated in the nib size dropdown whether the 23kt palladium or 18kt gold nib is currently being offered at Goulet Pens.

You can also 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
Black
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).

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.

Power Filler
Grip Material
Basaltic lava
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.3mm Stub
Nib Color
Rose Gold
Nib Material
18kt Gold or 23kt Palladium
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
Bronze
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 - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

24mm (0.9in)
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
26g (0.9oz)
Weight - Cap
17g (0.6oz)
Weight - Overall
43g (1.5oz)
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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