Visconti has discontinued all Midi Sized Fountain Pens and are sold out from Visconti and distributor level, so whats left is all there is. Only one of these remain…
The Visconti Lava Fountain Pen is made from lava from the Mount Etna volcano on the island of Sicily. 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 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
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.
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.