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The Homo Sapiens Dark Crystal fountain pen is a fusion of resin and lava dust from Mt Etna. The pen’s distinctive and contemporary elegance is given by the black barrel, reminiscent of volcano slopes, and other dark components such as the metalwork and 18kt. ruthenium plated Giotto nib.


Type: Fountain Pen

Colour: Dark Grey

Material: Acrylic resin / Lava

Pen body: Over

Nib: Au 18kt (big)

Nib colour: Ruthenium

Nib Tip: EF / F / M / B / S

Filling: Power Filler Double Reservoir

Closure type: Hook safe lock

Metal fittings: Brass

Finishing: Shiny black galvanic treatment

With the purchase of this pen you can request our complimentary My Pen System customisation service during checkout.

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The Homo Sapiens Dark Crystal’s resin and basalt lava powder, shiny black metalwork, 18 kt. gold nib finished in ruthenium and the smoky effect on the barrel are all features that make this pen unique.


Even the smallest components of the pen require our artisan’s utmost care and attention to detail. The barrel of the Homo Sapiens Dark Crystal is made of transparent smoked resin and is embossed with the name of the collection. The cap features the iconic clip made in shiny black brass (a result achieved through the process of electroplating), and the Visconti logo that stands out against its bright ivory background. The logo on the very end of the cap echoes the dark colour of the writing instrument but can be replaced and personalised thanks to our Mypensystem.


Each lava pen is made from small parts, up to 8 cm long, which are formed and aged before undergoing special processes done with custom made machines. All the metalwork and transparent components are polished by hand, while the resin and basaltic lava parts are processed to give a characteristic leather/soft sensation to the touch.

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