Unique to Visconti - a pen crafted using material as antique as the world: lava from mount Etna. Each pen consists of over 50% lava, fused together with modern resins to produce a virtually unbreakable pen and naturally hygroscopic. The Visconti Homo Sapiens 'Dark Age' symbolises Middle Age's mysticism and its turmoil. It is trimmed with rutenium PVD plating and the cap fitting is via Visconti's secure and fast bayonet system.
The Homo Sapiens midi fountain pen is a piston filler with a 23kt /950 palladium, ruthenium plated Dreamtouch nib.
The nib on this pen will tested and tuned prior to dispatch. If you have any particular requirements please out these in the Special Instructions field when ordering. For more information, please visit this page
Length capped = 136.5mm
Nib length = 19.9mm
Section length = 16.0mm
Section diameter (max/min) = 11.6/10.4mm
Barrel diameter (max) = 13.4mm
Total length (not posted, including nib) = 123mm
Total length posted (including nib) = 162mm
Weight = 36g
Nib material: 23k palladium, pvd coated