The magnificent Visconti Homo Sapiens Fountain pen is another unique creation to be added to the Visconti collection. One glance will show the unique appearance and one use will grab your attention forever. Made using ancient crushed lava from Mt Etna combined with resin and crafted by the Visconti master craftsmen into a slightly hydroscopic finish (absorbent) gives the Homo Sapiens a pleasurable feel in the hand and means that it will not go shiny with use as do other matt finish pens. The body finish is accented by the stunning pure bronze clip and bands however the crowning glory of this amazing pen is the Visconti 'Dreamtouch' nib. Made of 23k palladium this nib is a revelation with its smoothness on the paper and fast 'bend-back' offers the flexibility of gold however with its amazing bend back gives dynamic character in your writing which has to be experienced to be believed!!