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The Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Oversized Fountain Pen is a mighty writing instrument indeed! It weighs 45g even without ink, and is 173mm (that 6&frac34 inches, in old money) long with the cap posted, though many people may prefer it without the cap whilst writing. Even then, this pen's solidity makes it a comfort to hold, especially combined with the most unusual material of which it is made.


In common with all the "Early Ages of Man" pens from Visconti, this Bronze Age pen is manufactured from volcanic lava. This lava is taken from Mount Etna, in Sicily, which may be the most continuously active volcano in the world. Though it's not exactly on Visconti's doorstep, they take the solidified lava from Etna, grind it, and mix with modern resins to produce an extremely tough material from which these extraordinary pens are made. They have a soft, warm feel in the hand, and because the material is slightly hygroscopic, it also feels very dry.


As its name suggests, te Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age over-sized fountain pen has bronze accompaniments, and is fitted with the Visconti Dreamtouch 14k nib, available in a range of sizes. In terms of style, this luxury writing instrument could only be made in Italy, especially considering the characteristic Ponte Vecchio arched bridge clip that is one of Visconti's trademarks. It also features Visconti's brilliant "push and twist" cantilever bayonet system that keeps the pen and the cap firmly attached whilst in pocket or bag. 


We at Write Here are proud to be able to offer this glorious pen to buy online. Alternatively, if you're able to pop into our shop on the High Street in Shrewsbury (UK), we'd be pleased to show you the features of this pen at first hand.


Dimensions: Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age Oversized Fountain Pen


Length (pen only): 133mm
Length (capped): 146mm
Length (posted): 173mm


Diameter (barrel): 14mm
Diameter (section): 11mm


Weight (complete): 45g
Weight (pen only): 29g
Weight (cap): 16g


Ink: Visconti Fountain Pen Ink
Capacity: 1.5ml


Nib: Visconti 23kt Palladium 'Dreamtouch'