Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Dark Age Oversize Fountain Pen

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The material of the Homo Sapiens Lava collection is as antique and natural as the world: lava from Mount Etna volcano in south Italy. Visconti has successfully produced a material containing pure basaltic lava, catalyzed together with resin in a formula – patented thus obviously kept secret. 

Visconti lava compound is:

  • Virtually unbreakable: with a high degree of resilience
  • Flameproof: with a resistance to heat of over 100°C
  • Slightly hygroscopic: allowing to absorb hand sweat during use
  • Dense at touch: allowing the best finger-relaxing grip or touch

The clip, the rings and the metal trims are all in bronze: Natural bronze like the antique formula, that does not require plating or protection treatments. Over the time, natural bronze alters its original (almost pink) color. The Lava material is a natural material; when used daily, the pen keeps its original dark grey color. If the pen is not used for a while or exposed to strong light it can become light grey. This is a certification of a real bio material. To regenerate the material, it is simple: just treat the pen with a common moisturizer.


  • Writing mode: Fountain pen
  • Material:  Basaltic lava from Etna Volcano, Italy
  • Cap type:  Hook safe lock 
  • Nib:  Oversize 18K ruthenium gold 
  • Filling system:  Power filler
  • Trims:  Solid bronze finish in black
  • Length with cap posted:  17.4 cm
  • Length with cap closed:  14.7 cm
  • Weight:  43 gm


What's In The Box

  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Dark Age Oversize Fountain Pen (1)
  • Papers from factory
VISCONTI guarantees its products in case of eventual flaws in material or workmanship, during a period of 2 years from the date of purchase, except for damages arising from improper use / maintenance and / or from normal wear.