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Made from material as ancient as the world around us, Visconti Homo Sapiens is the first pen ever to be forged from the volcanic lava of Mt. Etna in Sicily, Italy. The material in this pen is as antique as the world: lava from the Etna volcano. Nevertheless, it has several characteristics that render it unique in the manufacturing of writing instruments. Visconti has successfully produced a material containing over 50% of pure basaltic lava, catalysed together with resin in a formula whose extraordinary characteristics practically transforms it into a material perfectly fit to writing instruments. All trims are made from solid bronze and the fountain pen features the new Visconti dream touch nib made from 23kt solid Palladium. The charging high vacuum power filler is made of titanium, the only material resistant to ink aggression. Virtually unbreakable and has a high degree of resilience and is resistance to heat over 100°C and absorbing hand sweat during use.