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Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Bronze Age Ballpoint

More than 5,000 years ago Homo-sapiens marked the dawn of human history and the invention of writing thus began. The same age discovers metallurgy, allowing the mastery of metals which signified the beginning of human evolution all the wy to the invention of the wheel. The first great civilizations arose on the Nile, tigris and Euphrates river banks and soon began the development of sciences like algebra, geometry, astronomy, and engineering.

 The pen is made from a material that is as antique as the world around us: lava from the Etna volcano. Lava has many characteristics that make it very unique in the manufacturing of writing instruments.

Visconti has successfully produced a material containing over 50% pure basaltic lava, catalyzed together with resin in a formula that is patented and obviously kept secret. The extraordinary characteristics of basaltic lava practically transform it into a material perfectly fit to writing instruments.

Visconti lava characteristics:


  • Virtually unbreakable:  It has a high degree of resilience
  • Flame-proof: Visconti lava has a resistance to heat of over 100C
  • Slightly hygroscopic: Allowing it to absorb hand sweat during use
  • Dense: To the touch, allowing the best possible finger-relaxing grip
  • New and unique:  Unquestionably new in the range of materials employed in the making of pens.


All metallic parts of the pen were inspired by the Bronze Age, almost contemporary to the invention of writing, marked the dawn of human civilization. The clip, the decorative rings and the metal accessories, with the exception of the piston, are all in bronze. Homo-sapiens is made with natural bronze like the antique formula that does not require plating or protection treatments which alter its original almost pink color and which can be easily polished with special products.

Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age Ballpoint

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