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Visconti Homo Sapiens 'Dark Age' is a beautifully unusual ballpoint pen. Made from basaltic lava from Mount Etna in Sicily, the barrel is matt black, with tiny pale inclusions just visible. Polished black barrel rings complete the 'dark age' effect. It's virtually unbreakable, heatproof to over 100°C and slightly hygroscopic in that it can absorb moisture from your hands. This last property, in combination with the warm and very tactile feel of the material means that this pen has a unique quality to the touch.
Smooth twist-retract mechanism. 'Visconti'-inscribed sprung pocket clip in polished black. Barrel ring is inscribed 'Homo Sapiens'.
Fitted with a Visconti AA38 broad blue ballpoint refill. Will take any Parker-style refill.
Customise this pen with the Visconti MPS System, adding initials, zodiac symbols or natural stones.
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