Montegrappa Limited Edition Samurai Fountain Pen

A milestone in pen manufacturing, Montegrappa Limited Edition Samurai Fountain Pen presents a design challenge like none seen before.  Limited to only 177 pens in sterling silver, each one unique, and a further seven in solid gold, the Samurai exists only as a push-system, piston-filled fountain pen, fitted with an 18k gold nib

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Montegrappa Limited Edition Samurai Fountain Pen

A milestone in pen manufacturing, Montegrappa Limited Edition Samurai Fountain Pen presents a design challenge like none seen before.  Limited to only 177 pens in sterling silver, each one unique, and a further seven in solid gold, the Samurai exists only as a push-system, piston-filled fountain pen, fitted with an 18k gold nib.  It resides in a luxurious black lacquered box, with the ancient, original Chinese character for “Samurai” printed on top. Inside one will find the Samurai “doll” pen, accompanied by a bottle of ink and a Katana-sword accessory that acts as a fully-functional paper-cutting knife.  The pen itself is a masterpiece of burnished sterling silver, a “truthful” model of an ancient samurai suit of armour made by cutting-edge developments of the ancient lost-wax technique, with certain design elements further embellished with rose gold-plated details. Continued examination of this work of art will reward the observer with a plethora of minuscule delights.  Montegrappa’s artisans have reproduced the traditional “kuwagata” helmet, the “sode” shoulder and “kote” sleeve armour and the “tekko” arm and “suneate” thigh guards with the utmost accuracy and precision. The warrior’s “kusazuri” skirt is reproduced in multi-layered, embroidered fabric. A rare combination of writing instrument and decorative figurine, the Samurai’s cap forms the head, breast and arms of the soldier.  The pen barrel comprises the figure’s lower limbs and the writing component’s juncture.  Adding to the unparalleled intricacy, the hands and waist armour are hinged, so they are detachable, as are the limbs, for moving respectively. Both a thing of beauty and a functional object with the sophisticated appeal of a working miniature, the Samurai pen will prove as captivating as the noble warrior that inspired it.

About Montegrappa

Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East of Italy.  Being the first Italian manufacturer of superior writing instruments, Montegrappa pens was dedicated to more than a century of peerless craftsmanship that defines an Italian brand, known around the world for its creativity and style. Montegrappa has produced the pen of choice for authors including John Dos Passos, Paulo Coelho and Ernest Hemingway.  Its pens are used by Popes, Presidents and Royalty.  Illustrious users and collectors are known as Montegrappisti who include sylvester Stallone, Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions, Eva Longoria, Muhammad Ali, zinedine zidane and many others. The skills and vision which have produced the finest pens have been applied to other accoutrements that enhance one's life which range from Montegrappa Cult Collections, Icons Collection, leather accessories and time pieces that delight the user. Appealing to the senses, Montegrappa has also introduced new collections to speak on elements of human nature that drive one to greater heights: Emozione, Passione and Desiderio are pens that reach into one's soul.

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