Test Visconti Homo Sapiens
Several weeks ago, i heard a rumor on internet talking about a pen made of lava from Etna…first i thought that it was a joke.You know…sometimes limited editions are so special..but who would buy a pen made of lava…
Last week, the French distributor of Visconti asked me to test the pen for real and I said “ok” thinking that it would be a fancy pen but nothing more.
Because as many of us, I can not always test the pens and get the real pictures of them, this time I have decided to make this humble home made video to share another point of view of this pen.
Test Visconti Homo Sapiens Visconti
Here is my feedback.
When I saw it for the first time, I was surprised because this is not that kind of limited edition that you are afraid to use in a board meeting for exemple, the design and the colors are classical and elegant, black and bronze.So you can use it everywhere !
Same clip system as usual on Visconti pens, a little bit like the Faber Castell ones( I mean the concept). The system to clip the cap on the barrel is clever even I do not like the design of the system when you use the pen , cap off.
Bronze is a nice material
The pen is heavier rather than the Pelikan 1000 about 15/20g more. SO….how does it feel to have a barrel made of 50% of lava ?
Well, here are my first words:rubber, “neoprene” sorry I do not know the English word for this, it is the material used for swimming suit, peach skin…I would say that for me it is something pleasant.
I have used it during a whole day, without the cap on the back ( I have little hands and the pen is heavy for me with the cap posted ),you really feel the material, the pen does not move in your fingers and it was funny to often touch it just to “feel it” The filling system is something like my old Sheaffer Vac Fill pens easy and fun, it is funny to fill you pens with that kind of system because all the people around you do not know it and ask questions.
And what about that nib with palladium? Well my friends, for the moment my favourite nib was my Pelikan M1000 one without any doubt possible but this one…..i have tried the Homo Sapiens with a broad nib ( I prefer a stub or a fine one ) and when I found the right position…how to say…honestly..you feel for real the difference,the pen writes very well with a minimum of pressure.To be sure of my sensations, I have asked my wife to test it ( she found it too big for her ) but said the same about the nib. For me to write must be a pleasure before all, and that s the reason why I love to use a Waterman 52 with its flexible nib, a OS Sheaffer flat top for its design, its celluloid odor and its manifold nib..but the palladium nib is a discover for me and I really would like to have your point of view about it. Pricing in France will be around 350 euros…well..the ration pleasure/price if correct for me in comparaison of some other pens…