Montegrappa Grappa Fountain Pen
Limited Edition of 1912
The Cult Collection Grappa Pen has been issued as fountain pen, with both cartridge and converter feeders. Production is limited to 1912 for the fountain pen, the given number denotes the year of establishment of the Montegrappa company. The blind cap of the Grappa pen is reserved for the limited edition number.
Embracing the spirit of grappa and its life-enhancing properties, the Grappa Pens arrive in special packaging not unlike the presentation of an actual bottle of the liquor. The pen comes in a blown glass bottle with a large globe base, made by local artisans, bearing the Montegrappa coat of arms in metallic finish.
Both the historic traditions of grappa distilling and the aesthetic of steampunk have inspired and influenced the design of the latest addition to Montegrappa's Cult collection. The materials used in the pens' manufacture, reminiscent of the distilling vessels, include stainless steel, brass and copper for the cap and barrel, employed in the manner of the actual equipment's construction.
Montegrappa's technicians executed hand-applied hammering techniques on the copper components, while tiny screws - both functional and ornamental - remind the user of the technological inspiration of the product. Even the pocket clip continues the grappa-making theme, formed to recall the copper tubing used in the distilling process.
Exquisite touches detail both ends of this remarkable writing instrument. Inserted into the top of the cap is a disc made of real cork as used in a grappa bottle top, beneath a filigree-cut octagonal grid recalling Montegrappa's eight-sided symbol. Having been dipped in aged grappa, the cork emanates scents of grappa. Lastly, the 18k gold duotone nib is embellished with a bunch of grapes on the vine.