Da Vinci Pen - Last a Lifetime! (Germany)
The Da Vinci Pen replicates the precision and convenience of the Renaissance drawing tools preferred by Leonardo da Vinci. Using the silverpoint technique of scratching a stylus across treated paper, Leonardo created detailed anatomical sketches and other masterworks.
This contemporary inkless pen achieves the same effect by using a specially alloyed metal tip that lays down a warm grey line similar to a pencil on virtually any paper.
As you write, tiny amounts of this metal are deposited onto the page. The silvery markings may resemble pencil, but they are permanent and smudge-proof.
Because it doesn't require sharpening or refills, the Da Vinci Pen is an amazing gift for artists or doodlers. Its "ink" is solid, so it will never leak, and it can be used upside down or under extreme conditions.
In use, they're like a very hard grade of pencil, writing a grey mark on almost any surface, but without the tip wearing down perceptibly. Because the metal-alloy tip wears away so slowly, they should last for a lifetime of occasional use.
The Da Vinci Pen is the most eco-green writing instrument. Use it and you will stop contributing to the grinding away of trees by sharpening away wood pencils.
Features & specs
- Dimensions 6.25" x 0.375" diameter
- Special alloy metal tip
- Anodized aluminum barrel
- No dulling, no smudging, no leaking, no refills
- Never runs out of “ink”
- Warning: Not intended for children (due to small amounts of lead in the tip)
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: It must run out eventually, right?
Answer: Yes, the laws of physics demand that if you're transferring material from the tip of the pen to the paper that eventually you'll run out. However, the amount you use while writing is so tiny that the Da Vinci Pen will last a lifetime.
Question: You say that the tip is a metal alloy containing small amounts of lead. The markings look a lot like pencil. Are you sure this isn't a pencil (I thought they were made from lead, too)?
Answer: Yes, at one time pencils used lead (they now use graphite). However, it was a much softer grade than what is used in the Da Vinci Pen. Furthermore, the alloy tip of the Da Vinci Pen only includes a minuscule amount of lead.
While the "ink" of the Da Vinci Pen is gray-ish like a pencil, it has somewhat of a metallic sheen unlike any pencil.
Question: Isn't lead dangerous?
Answer: Yes, lead is dangerous if you eat copious amounts of it. However, because of this danger, we strongly warn against allowing children to use the Inkless Metal Pen (despite the fact that the amount of lead in the Da Vinci Pen is minuscule). A child could put the tip in their mouths.
Question: You said that it never goes dull, but you also mention "sharpening" it. What gives?
Answer: The Da Vinci Pen won't dull like a typical pencil due to the fact that only minuscule amount of material transfers from the tip to the paper. However, if you wished for a finer point, you could use some sandpaper to "sharpen" the tip.
Question: Is it difficult to use seeing as the tip is metal?
Answer: Not at all. It doesn't require that you hold it or use it in any specific manner. It'll work with any writing style. You may notice a tiny bit more friction than a pencil, though.
Question: Will it mark on skin or clothes?
Answer: The Inkless Metal Pen does not mark on skin. We haven't tested every type of fabric, but we have yet to find a piece of clothing that you can mark with the Da VinciPen.