Visconti Homo Sapiens - Dark Crystal


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Visconti Homo Sapiens - Dark Crystal


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Visconti came up with a new Homo Sapiens, a total black demonstrator collection: Dark Crystal. This fountain pen combines a blend of resin and lava powder with some Homo Sapiens Dark Age features, like shiny black metalwork and 18kt ruthenium finished nib. The transparent barrel is in sync with the dark theme, having a special smoky effect.

The mixture of resin and lava powder makes the pen practically unbreakable. The barrel of the HS Dark Crystal is made of transparent smoked resin and is engraved with the name of the collection.

Made of polished black brass, the iconic clip and the Visconti logo stand out against the black and ivory set-up. The logo on the cap of the pen picks up the dark color of the whole writing instrument but can be personalized thanks to Visconti's Mypensystem.

Each lava pen is made from small parts up to 8 cm long that undergo special techniques using dedicated machines. All metal and transparent parts are polished by hand, while the resin and basaltic lava parts are processed to a characteristic leather/soft feel.

Dedicated to all those who are looking for a functional and elegant writing instrument, enhanced with technical and stylistic features that make it a unique object of its kind, the new Dark Crystal is equipped with the famous bayonet closure and the power filler double reservoir that guarantees a long writing session, and also protection against accidental ink spilling thanks to the two separate chambers.

This pen comes equipped with the ruthenium-plated Visconti - 18kt gold nib. You can choose the nib from the 5 sizes available: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, and Stub 1.3mm. The 18k gold nib is made in-house by Visconti and offers a true and original writing experience.


- brand: Visconti
- type: Fountain Pen
- color: Black & Smoky Clear
- body material: Basaltic lava & Acrylic
- cap type: Hook Safe Lock
- filling mechanism: Power Filler + Double Reservoir
- nib material: 18k Gold
- nib size: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Stub 1.3mm.
- nib color: Ruthenium
- postable: Yes
- trim: Brass
- length overall (closed): 146 mm.
- length overall (posted): 173,4 mm.
- body length: 132 mm.
- cap length: 59,3 mm.
- body diameter: 14,3 mm.
- cap diameter (without clip): 16,5 mm.
- weight (overall): 45 grams.
- body weight: 24 grams.
- cap weight: 21 grams. 

How much is my shipping?

We ship all of our packages outside Romania through DHL, all with flat-rate shipping. Simply add the items you want into your cart to view the options, which vary based on location. All of our shipping methods include tracking. The shipping price is calculated when you place the order, depending on the adress and the weight of your products.

For packages in Romania we use the local Fan Curier services, for a standard price of 7 euro/package.

When will my order ship?

 We ship five days a week, Monday through Friday. Sometimes our mail pickup comes in early afternoon, so tracking for orders shipped later that day may not update until the following business day.

You will receive a shipment confirmation with tracking information via email when your order has shipped. You can also sign in and click the My Account link at the top of our site to track the status of your order.

When will my order arrive?

For each order, there is an estimated time of delivery calculated by DHL. It apperas after you introduce your shipping address.

DHL international: Usually takes 2-5 business days to arrive.

Fan Curier (Romania): Usually takes 1-2 business days to arrive.

Oops, I gave you an incorrect shipping address!

Please email us at immediately if you realize that you gave us the wrong shipping address — if it hasn't shipped yet, we should be able to correct it before it goes out the door.

If your order ships and ends up being returned to us, then you are responsible for paying the cost of shipping again to resend it to you. If you decide to cancel your order instead, we'll refund you for the products less the original shipping charges. We'll reach out to you to coordinate your options before re-shipping.

If your order ships to an incorrect address and is not retrievable, unfortunately we are not responsible and cannot offer reimbursement.

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