5.00 out of 5
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Brand: Visconti


Visconti conceived the Homo Sapiens rollerball for real writers, for those to whom the pen continues to represent a travelling mate, a daily friend to share with the same civilization that writing contributed to create.

The material in this pen is as antique as the world: lava from the Etna volcano. Visconti lava is: Virtually unbreakable, it has a high degree of resilience. Flameproof, Visconti lava has a resistance to heat of over 100°C. Slightly hygroscopic, allowing to absorb hand sweat during use.

Inspiration was drawn from the Bronze Age for all metallic parts. The Bronze Age, almost contemporary to the invention of writing, marked the eve of human civilization. The clip, the rings and the metal accessories -with the exception of the piston only- are all in bronze: natural bronze like the antique formula, that does not require plating or protection treatments which alter its original almost pink colour and which can be easily polished with special products.

The collection can be personalized using the well-known Visconti patent- My Pen System – with the instant application of the initials, the zodiac sign or the semi-precious stone preferred by the fortunate future owner of a Visconti pen. The My Pen System applications can be found in our webstore.

Click here for the refills of this Visconti pen.

The name Visconti has been for the past twenty years a synonym for writing instruments of extraordinary beauty, historically and technologically studied. The fountain pens, rollers and ballpoint pens by Visconti make up a wide range of high quality instruments with a strong identification.


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2 reviews for Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Bronze Rollerball

  1. English

    Michael R.

    Appelboom service on this pen order was superior. I was kept up to date on progress, and the pen arrived to me in the U.S. in one week. The pen itself is all I hoped it would be. I like the rollerball option for this basaltic lava material, as I don’t run the risk of discoloring the pen when dipping in fountain pen ink. The pen has a smooth, solid feel, nice heft but not heavy, and is simply unique among my pen collection. I love it so far!

  2. English

    David Gonzalez (verified owner)

    This pen is amazing! Very nice quality and combination of materials. The resin/lava feels warm to the touch and firm to hold.

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