Handmade Italian Luxury Writing Instruments Since 1912
Since 1912 Montegrappa pens embody the Italian flair. This Italian heritage is an important value for a brand that is the first Italian pen manufacturer. Montegrappa's pens are reserved for those who can't live without the emotions inspired by the feel of a crafted writing instrument between their fingers, responding to their delicate movements.
Montegrappa employs a wide range of techniques with the sophistication that only master luxury pen makers possess. As evidence of the capabilities and talents we list the following techniques used to manufacture the renowned Montegrappa Pens:
Deep Drawing Low Relief Engraving Hand-Etching Die-Casting Vitrous Enameling Cold Enameling Fretwork Design Brush Polishing Quality Control
Montegrappa Pen History
Montegrappa Pens, the first Italian manufacturer of writing instruments, opened in Bassano del Grappa in 1912. Nearly a century of superb craftsmanship has passed for this Italian brand known around the world for its Italian creativity and style.
In the same historical building since 1912, Montegrappa has been a part of the lives of great men, and it has also witnessed moments of intense creativity and innovative breakthroughs. Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, both Red Cross volunteer ambulance drivers during World War I, crossed the threshold of the original factory entrance on Via C… Erizzo that was recently restored. That same entrance was among the first in Italy to see the arrival of celluloid, a precious material obtained from cotton that was already a protagonist of Montegrappa collections in the thirties.
Starting in the late thirties, the modern fountain pen became more than just a writing instrument and was transformed into an accessory that made a fashion statement. Thanks to the wide variety of colors, tasteful design, and special jeweler?s techniques (for which the Vicenza area is famous,) Montegrappa became a recognized symbol of excellence. Although shapes and materials may change, all Montegrappa pens possess distinctive features: the octagonal shape, the rotating sphere on the end of the clip, and precious materials such as gold, silver, gems, and celluloid are the unique elements that have made history.
The entire Montegrappa pen range is divided into two large families: the Regular Range, composed of glamorous, beautifully designed accessories that make the daily task of writing much more enjoyable, and the Limited Editions, an extraordinary blend of craftsmanship and beautiful design inspired by the passions and myriad expressions of human creativity and coveted by collectors and connoisseurs.
Much admired and appreciated for its outstanding quality and traditional craftsmanship, Montegrappa Pens has become a world ambassador of Italian style and elegance and is distributed in nearly 60 countries.
Montegrappa Fountain Pens
Montegrappa is renowned for production of fountain pens. The company produces daily writing fountain pens for the luxury market and some of the most beautiful expensive limited edition fountain pens available. Pianki is an authorized dealer of all Montegrappa fountain pens and luxury writing instruments.