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The Visconti Homo Sapiens range is an intuitively designed collection of unique writing instruments, produced using natural materials and precious metals. The Homo Sapiens pencil is rendered using precious resin and black lava from Europe's largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. To complement the matte black finish, Visconti have embellished the pencil with black steel trims, giving the pencil a striking, eloquent appearance. Within the pencil is a twist-action mechanism, designed to gently deploy the pencil lead with a simple turn of the barrel and cap. This extraordinary pencil makes a fantastic writing companion and is the perfect gift for an avid writer or artist.

  • Precious resin and black lava barrel
  • Deep black steel appointments
  • Twist-action exposure of the pencil lead
  • Fitted with 0.7mm HB grade pencil lead
  • Size: 13cm long x 1.4cm diameter
  • Weight: 35g
  • Supplied in a luxury Visconti gift box
  • Guaranteed for 12 months against manufacturing defects

This pen can be personalised using the 'Visconti 'My Pen System'


Lead Size 0.7
Brand Visconti
Model Homo Sapiens
Finish Dark Age Black Lava
Type Pencil
Trim Black
Engraveable No

Visconti Homo Sapiens Pencil - Dark Age


RRP: £278.00 - Save 10%

Availability: Out of stock


An eloquent mechanical pencil produced from black lava and precious resin with a matte finish, complemented by black steel appointments.

This pen can be personalised using the Visconti 'My Pen System'

The following options can be applied to this item, click on a button for further information then make your selections below

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Gift Wrapping

For those that don't have the time, can't do it or simply want the luxury touch, we offer a professional gift wrapping service here at The Online Pen Company.

Our gift wrapping consists of beautiful two-sided wrapping paper with a burgundy exterior and a golden interior. Each item is then wrapped individually, and then tied with a golden bow. The wrapping is then finished with a personalised handwritten message card, which is attached to the corner of your item.

The process to have your item gift wrapped is nice and simple

  • 1. Choose your pen
  • 2. Use the drop down menu on the product page to add gift wrapping to your item, and then use the next menu that appears to add a personalised message.
  • 3. Add the product to the basket, and continue shopping.

For more information, please see our gift wrap page

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