Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Steel Age Maxi Fountain Pen
This pen has been lovingly used. It is equipped with a 23k palladium nib. Because its interchangeable and the nib is like new, we can put different nibs on the one. It comes complete with its box and papers. The Homo Sapiens Steel age is no longer being made, so they are getting harder to find. This one is one of the ones with a Power Filler as well.
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.