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Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens

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About the Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi

The Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi fountain pen is made from volcanic lava from Mount Etna mixed with a patented resin formula creating a virtually unbreakable material. This unique material makes the pen flameproof, warm to the touch and it also absorbs moisture from your hand.

The trim on the pen is made from solid bronze or steel and the cap has the Visconti 'Hook Safe Lock'. This revolutionary system locks the pen in the cap preventing accidental unscrewing and leakage without making it any harder to remove the cap. The clip on the Homo Sapiens fountain pen is the traditional Visconti clip shaped to represent a bridge symbolizing friendship and diplomacy.

Each Visconti Homo Sapiens fountain pen comes with a power filler mechanism and a 23kt Palladium Dreamtouch nib. The Dreamtouch nib requires no pressure to write and is a dream to use. Buy your Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi fountain pen today!

Product Specifications
Capped Length: 5.75 in.(146.1mm)
Posted Length: 6.875 in.(174.6mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.75 in.(19.1mm)
Weight: 1.52 oz.(43.09g)

Nib Material: Gold

Fill Mechanism: Power Filler
Cartridge Type: Bottled Ink
Cap Type: Twist & Hook


Available Sizes & Colors
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Dark Age - Extra Fine (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Dark Age - Fine (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Dark Age - Medium (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Dark Age - Broad (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Dark Age - Stub (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Lava Bronze Age - Extra Fine (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Lava Bronze Age - Fine (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Lava Bronze Age - Medium (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Lava Bronze Age - Broad (Gold nib) *
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens - Lava Bronze Age - Stub (Gold nib) *
The Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.


Guaranteed Quality
Each Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!


Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Video Script

This is the Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Fountain Pen. It comes in a large, leather box that has rounded edges. Visconti Logo is embossed, on the center of the box lid. It has a small tray or compartment that slides out and there's a pamphlet in here, information about the Visconti brand. Hinged-style lid lifts open, has a leather interior. Also included with the pen is a rag, for cleaning and taking care of it. On the underside of the box lid, the Visconti logo is printed there.

And of course, we the have the Visconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen. This is the bronze version of the pen, also available in steel version. Just a chrome-colored accents, rather than the gold colored, on this particular pen. It has a unique cap and barrel, made of actual lava rock. You see that little bit of rock-looking material, little speckles throughout the cap and the barrel of the pen. We have a bronze-colored ring here, at the bottom of the pen. A thick band at the center, Homo Sapiens engraved on it. Then, two bronze bands at the center of the cap there. The arch-shaped Visconti traditional clip, that opens nice and wide. Easily makes it easy to get in to your pocket. The Visconti logo there, at the top of the cap. Hood-safe lid, which you twist and it pops off. You can see the little grooves there, in the grip section for the lid to stay in place.

The Visconti logo is engraved on the nib. It's a palladium nib, Dreamtouch nib, with the feed there on the back side.

This is a piston-style fountain pen. So, to actuate the piston, you have a little knob here at the end to fill the ink. The cap on the pen can be posted. It's a pretty good size pen, it feels a little top-heavy with that cap posted. I think I would use it without posting it.

Beautiful fountain pen. I love the design and the lava rock is just a cool idea. Get your Visconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen at PenChalet.com!
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Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi Reviews

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I own over 20 fountain pens including Pelikan, Montblanc and others. I find the Visconti Homo Sapiens to be superior to my other pens. The pen is very nice and is made of high quality materials, writes very smoothly and the ink flows very well. The size and weight of the pen are perfect for me. I am very happy with this pen.

Coral Gables, FL
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Ive bought a lot of fountain pens and I would probably say this is one of my favorite writers. Its amazing and effortless. I love the feel of the material and the look of the pen. I would give this a 6 out of 5 if I could.

bluffdale, UT
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I have had my eye on the Homo Sapiens Bronze Age for as long as I've been a fountain pen user. I love the design. Additionally, my hands tend to sweat a bit during long writing sessions, so the hygroscopic properties of the lava/resin material intrigued me. That said, the quality control issues one so often heard about Visconti's palladium nibs always kept me from purchasing the pen. But as the Homo Sapiens now comes with an 18k gold nib, I decided to pull the trigger. I love the pen, it's an excellent, smooth writer. My medium sized nib is just north of moderately wet and lays down what I would consider to be a true western-medium line. Pen Chalet's customer service was great, and I received the pen without issue. The pen is certainly on the expensive side, but if you've been eying this one for a long time I don't think you'll be disappointed with what you get.

Aberdeen, SD
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Wonderful pen--great service with super fast delivery! Could not find any better prices after a comprehensive internet search--what else is there to think about?

Bloomfield Hills, MI
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This pen lives up to all the hype you read about it. It is hefty without being too heavy, the body is warm to the touch and very pleasant to hold. I also bought the Visconti traveling filler pot, which makes inking this pen very easy and clean, and avoids getting ink on the porous grip. The nib has a reputation to be a gusher, though the Fine I ordered is perfect- wet without depositing too much ink on the page, and very smooth. As a lefty I don't apply too much pressure to the nib to avoid jabbing it into the page, but if you like a springy nib you will find this has some give, just don't expect it to be really flexible.

Seattle, WA
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Like many others, this was a Grail pen for me. I wanted it but kept delaying the purchase until the timing was right. I finally decided to go for it and I am so glad that I did. the nib is so smooth and wet and soft but not over soft. Great feedback. The feel of the pen in my hand is just like everyone describes - warm. I now wish that I had gotten it sooner. Since I received it and inked it up it has been with me every day. I typically carry several pens with me and this one is there every day. Just a great pen.

Roswell, GA
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Pen wrote wonderfully out of the box. I got it in extra-fine which lays down a wet Japanese-fine-like line. The material of the pen is one of a kind, nothing else like it. Fast shipping from Pen Chalet, item as described. Very happy with the purchase.

Dover, NH
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I thought the Visconti Rebrandt was smoother than any of my 40 pens...but the Homo Sapiens left me grasping for words to describe it being smoother. I love the look, size...and the feel of this pen in my hand. I literally could not feel it on the Rhodia paper as I saw it flow across the page leaving words in it's wake. Exceptional, and the best way to describe it...like a hot ice pick across smooth flat ice.

APO, AE
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A unique and nicely crafted pen, and the fine nib always starts and writes smoothly with just the right wetness. The feel of the lava rock resin is very pleasant and the bronze trim is perfect and classy. It has a bit more weight due to the metal, but it's very well balanced. The only negatives I can think of are that the feel of capping and uncapping aren't as silky as that on the Visconti pens made from more conventional materials, although that may change with use. And, not having an ink window is a bit inconvenient. Being a special order it took exactly 30 days to arrive, and I wish I had bought one a long time ago.

Troy, OH
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The Homo Sapiens Dark Age pen is what I expected from its description. It is wonderfully smooth to write with, takes no pressure to start and maintain the ink flow, and, given its weight and size, writes most easily without the cap posted. The texture of the lava-stone mix used to make the body of the pen is pleasing to the touch. This Visconti is solidly constructed and well-designed. I look forward to using it as my primary pen for a long time to come.

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FAQs about the Visconti Homo Sapiens Maxi

Q:
Is the nib for the Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Age black? or is it the same looking nib as in the bronze and steel version?
Asked on Mar 11 2016 by Chris
A:
The nib on the Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Age is black in color
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