Description Visconti announces the launch of the highly anticipated Homo Sapiens Lava Color collection, Visconti's latest addition to the iconic Homo Sapiens series. Visconti re-interprets their flagship Homo Sapiens pen line with color, a more modern image, and a new in-house 14kt gold nib. Like its predecessors, the Lava Color is made from Visconti's well-known and much treasured lava rock; making the pen virtually unbreakable and very comfortable to write with. The Lava Color collection is the perfect union of catalyzed Mount Etna basaltic lava and colored resin using Visconti's patented methods. This natural combination creates a rugged stone-like feel and texture with rustic natural colors. The Lava Collection fountain pen in Blizzard has a matte finish that is accented by black ruthenium trim. The volcanic material features an anti-stain treatment that protects the pen and prevents ink from depositing on the pen during refilling. The fountain pen caps by using the Visconti magnetic capping system. The vacuum power filler is made of titanium to resist ink corrosion. The Homo Sapiens fountain pen can also be customized with the magnetized MyPen System, such as natural stones, zodiac signs, or initials that you can swap into the finial in place of the Visconti logo coin. As of April 2023, all 14k and 18k gold Visconti nibs have been inspected and tuned by a nib worker and despite our best efforts to fully clean each pen may exhibit some minor traces of ink in the nib and feed, but have in no way been filled or previously owned or used.