Explosive volcanic eruptions and the obsidian formed from the cooling lava prompted early humans to challenge nature, trying to forge tools to hunt and protect themselves for their own survival.

With the same creative momentum, Visconti gave modern humans a writing instrument crafted from the same primitive volcanic rock. Hence, a great ancient tool that enabled humans to write their history was turned into a real iconic piece with a perfectly balanced design.

A combination of basaltic lava from Mount Etna, catalyzed with nylon resin according to a secret process, generates an unbreakable, hygroscopic, velvet-like compound, achieving a revolutionary result for the world of writing instruments.  Unlike the other pens in the Homo Sapiens range, the pen has been coloured to reflect the different materials ejected during an eruption.

Like all Visconti pens, this pen features the iconic bridge clip, representing Ponte Vecchio, the symbol of the birthplace of Visconti.

Uses the Visconti Power Filler (vacuum filler) system. This pen does not take cartridges. The cap uses the Visconti magnetic closure ensuring quick access, but that the cap remains in place when the pen is not being used.

Other nib sizes are available by special order.14 carat black rhodium plated nib.

I know that the only way to decide whether you really like a pen or not is to hold it, which is kindof difficult to do over the internet, so I have a solution. Buy it. If you don't like it, ship it back (your cost and everything must be returned in like new condition), and I will give you a full refund. I don't think that you can get fairer than that.

Orders over $50 ship free within New Zealand

Homo Sapiens Terra di Siena Fountain Pen

  • Brand: Visconti
  • Product Code: KP15-08-02-FP
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1,190.00

  • Ex GST: $1,034.78

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