Visconti Homo Sapiens

Visconti Homo Sapiens
Homo Sapiens leaps from Bronze to Steel Age
Simply put, Visconti conceived the Homo Sapiens Bronze and Steel Age ranges for real, hardcore writers. In their words, "for those to whom the fountain pen continues to represent a travelling mate, a daily friend to share with the same civilization that writing contributed to create". These inspired artisans from Florence continue to stir the human spirit.

The material used in this collection are as varied as lava from the Etna volcano, bronze, one of the four precious metals, palladium, titanium and now, introducing marine grade stainless steel. The lava used for the body and cap is produced from a proprietary new patented process. It is comprised of equal parts basaltic lava and a special secret resin. The result is a material that is virtually unbreakable, essentially flameproof, slightly absorbent of perspiration (hygroscopic) and so dense it is relaxing for the hand to grip. The appointments such as the central rings and clip are forged from bronze. The newly introduced, 'Steel Age' is appointed with stainless steel. The appointments of either bronze or stainless steel requires no further plating and is simply polished to its long-lasting natural beauty.

As over the top as the design and materials sound the instrument's most unique feature is the 23k palladium DREAMTOUCH™ nib. A nib that requires no pressure whatsoever in order to write. It literally traces in a gentle fashion the thoughts and words for extemporaneous handwriting. This nib is the highest value nib ever manufactured in fountain pen history. It is 95% pure palladium. Visconti claims an enhancement of 30% in flexibility over any premium 18k gold nib. In addition, palladium cannot be corroded by inks. The Bronze Age fountain pen's charging system is a high vacuum 'push-pull' piston filler and is pure titanium for total corrosion resistance. The Steel Age fountain pen is available in standard and a new 'mid-size' both taking their ink via a twist piston fill system. If you are truly a fountain pen user, you will be inspired by this fine instrument.



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Visconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen Bronze Item #: 14204 BRZ
$695.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen Steel Item #: 14204 STL
$695.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens MIDI Fountain Pen Steel Item #: 14250
$550.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens Rollerball Bronze Item #: 24204 BRZ
$435.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens Rollerball Steel Item #: 24204 STL
$435.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens Ballpoint Bronze Item #: 34204 BRZ
$350.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens Ballpoint Steel Item #: 34204 STL
$350.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens Pencil Bronze .7mm Item #: 44204 BRZ
$375.00 more details »



Visconti Homo Sapiens Pencil Steel .7mm Item #: 44204 STL
$375.00 more details »