The Visconti Pen Company. Fine Writing Instruments and Limited Editions made in Florence. We here at Bittner, have been representing Visconti and their fine line of pens since their beginning and their inception 26 years ago. Today Visconti is considered one of the most technology advanced pen companies in the world. They are on the cutting edge of pen design and pen technology. Always pushing the boundaries of material design and innovation. Visconti has brought many creative innovations to the World of Pens. With the Homo Sapiens Visconti created a 21st Century Writing Instrument for modern demands. The material is break resistant, it holds up to extremely high heat and cold. The material is hygroscopic so it absorbs moisture from your hands while writing. The material is made from basaltic lava rock from Mount Aetna that is ground into a powder and then reconstituted with a high tech polymer thereby by creating an amazing tactile feel and space-age material. The Homo Sapiens, forged in a Volcano, dawn of mankind, it is a great design concept. The pen is available in the Bronze Age, the Steel Age and the Dark Age. Here at www.bittner.com the Homos Sapiens is one of our favorite pens, not just in the fountain pen, but also in the amazingly comfortable rollerball, or ballpoint pen. In addition there is a pencil, that has been immensely popular.
Another innovation that has revolutionized the pen industry is the pure palladium 23 carat Dream Touch nib. Unlike most other fountain pen nibs that are made from steel or solid gold, pure palladium is used to create this wonderful writing pen. It is called the Dream Touch nib, because it hardly requires any pressure. Visconti says, “Do not press this and it will follow your dreams”, and that’s why it is a dream to write with. Visconti offers various filling systems for their pens was the most advanced being the high power vacuum filler. An ingenious filling system that holds one of the largest Inc. reservoirs and a double reservoir to equalize air pressure when flying. The iconic curved and hinged Visconti clip prevents the clip from bowing out and becoming loose when using in a jacket pocket or thicker material when clipped.
The clip curvature represents the radius of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the company’s trademark. When you superimpose the clip on a picture of the Ponte Vecchio it lines up and has the same radius. Visconti features three distinctly different locking mechanisms for their pants. The Visconti Van Gogh line aptly named after the famous painter features an ingenious magnetic locking system. Other lines feature of the classic and traditional screw cap whereas the bayonet or a fast hook mechanism is employed and featured on the Homo Sapiens line and some of their limited editions. The Visconti Van Gogh line features amazing colors with innovative technology. A colored celluloid is injected into the resin right before it hardens to re-create the painter’s most famous paintings. If you have not tried a Visconti pen or seen there are many amazing designs you will be impressed. From craftsmanship to materials and writing performance Visconti rings amongst the best companies in the world. Please check out our YouTube review on the Visconti Homo Sapiens versus the Pelikan M800 below.