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Visconti Fountain Pen 25th Anniversary Homo Sapiens Lava Pen Steel Age Midi Size


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Visconti Homosapien & Visconti Fountain Pens

For Visconti’s 25th Anniversary they are releasing a limited edition set of pens which includes the Homo Sapiens Steel Age pen collection. One of the pens released in this collection is the Homo Sapiens Steel Age Midi Fountain Pen. As part of the celebration, this pen is being sold with a genuine Italian leather Visconti 2 pen case and traveling inkwell, all included! The pen still features Visconti’s 23kt Palladium Dreamtouch nib and on the top of the pen they have placed a very special 25th anniversary coin to commemorate this event.

More than five thousand years ago Homo-sapiens marked the dawn of human history and the invention of writing thus began. The same age discovers metallurgy, allowing the mastery of metals which signified the beginning of human evolution all the way to the invention of the wheel. The first great civilizations arose on the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates river banks and soon began the development of sciences like algebra, geometry, astronomy and engineering.

Visconti conceived the Homo-sapiens range of writing instruments for real writers, for those to whom the fountain pen continues to represent an essential traveling companion, a daily friend to share the same civilization that writing helped create.

The pen is made from a material that is as antique as the world around us: lava from the Etna volcano. Lava has many characteristics that make it very unique in the manufacturing of writing instruments. Visconti has successfully produced a material containing over 50% pure basaltic lava, catalyzed together with resin in a formula that is patented and obviously kept secret. The extraordinary characteristics of basaltic lava practically transform it into a material perfectly fit to writing instruments.

Visconti lava fountain pen characteristics: Virtually unbreakable: It has a high degree of resilience Flame-proof: Visconti lava has a resistance to heat of over 100°C Slightly hygroscopic: allowing it to absorb hand sweat during use Dense: to the touch, allowing the best possible finger-relaxing grip

Unquestionably new in the range of materials employed in the making of pens.

Visconti celebrates the steel age and adds a new finish to the popular Homo Sapiens pen collection. Bronze trims have been replaced with stainless marine steel trims, silver in color the trim adds a new dimension to the pen. Steel is an alloy that consists mostly of iron and has a carbon content between 0.2% and 2.1% by weight. It is a material that defines mankind’s economic evolution and the advancement in production processes and technologies. As before the trims have been combined with Visconti lava to produce a unique writing instrument with incredible properties.
•             Virtually unbreakable:                   high degree of resilience
•             Flame-proof:                                  heat resistance to heat over 100°C
•             Slightly hygroscopic:                      absorbs hand sweat during use
•             Dense to the touch:                        comfortable to grip and relaxing to write with
A new mid-sized fountain pen has been added to the collection. Similar in size to the rollerball, this new fountain pen fills with ink using its piston filler and features the new midi size 23kt palladium nib, available in F,M and B nib sizes. The picture bellows shows the Maxi, Midi, Rollerball and Ballpoint, respectively, for comparison. MSRP on the Visconti 25th Anniversary Midi Size Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen is $495


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