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Montegrappa Limited Edition Year of the Tiger Fountain Pen
Montegrappa Limited Edition Year of the Tiger Fountain Pen, self-assured elegance and incisive performance converge on Year of the Tiger. Crafted entirely from sterling silver, subtle variations of depth bring the king of beasts vividly to life.
Created using engraving techniques perfected over more than a century, our design combines artisanal complexity with sartorial simplicity: reflecting the confident, outgoing style of those born under the auspicious tiger’s reign.
In the fable of The Great Race, the Jade Emperor ordered all the animals to attend a meeting, promising to assign twelve of them to the lunar years. Their position on the calendar would be determined by their order of arrival. But to attend, they would first need to cross a wide river.
The mighty tiger believed the race was his to lose, but he misjudged the strong currents and could not pass the sturdy ox, nor the cunning rat. Third place was all he could manage, and tigers’ desire to assert their superiority has flourished ever since.
The Year of the Tiger calls forth qualities of vigour, strength and courage. Tigers are ambitious leaders: seldom known to mince their words. Fortunately for them, phrases flow freely through Year of the Tiger’s high-precision, two-tone gold nib.
Year of the Tiger, 1 February 2022 – 21 January 2023
Limited to 100 fountain pens, Year of the Tiger is made possible only by the skill and diligence of our master engravers. Alternating layers of high and low-relief sterling silver render the watching tiger in striking detail, while tiger-stripe textures ripple down its entire length – glistening in the light.
A custom clip uses the tiger’s tail as its playful inspiration. Here, camouflaging is deliberately bold. Besides hinting at the ambition of its owner, it sends a warning to would-be rivals. For as the Chinese idiom says, “One mountain cannot contain two tigers.”
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.