“For those who, before the current era, played with toy guns when they were kids, simply spinning the drum is a nostalgic act and therefore stress-relieving.” Bearing that in mind Montegrappa released Revolver limited edition, the latest in the cult series, favorite among pen enthusiasts who value innovation.
An outsized pen of impressive girth, its voluminous body is made in burnished stainless steel.
The “handle” segment of the body, or “barrel”, is crafted in a 4200-year-old bog-oak selected to match and complement the dark, earthy colours of the pistol-pen. Providing contrasting accents to its near-black presence are details fashioned in gold plated brass, to enrich the design in the manner of highlighted nails and bullet “heads”.
Playing with the concept, Revolver contains 10 perfectly formed but utterly fake “bullets”, numbered from 0 to 9.
As the name and form intimate, within the pen mechanism and discernible from the outside is an old-style gun’s drum, containing the bullet sockets. On the outside, there is a fully functional “trigger” that acts as a brake for the drum, a sardonic take on a game of Russian Roulette.
Among the accessories provided with Revolver is the magnetically-fitted bullet “stick”, delivered with the pen, with which to extract the bullets. Another exceptional novelty for this limited edition is the unique filling system, the subject of an international patent, named the “POWER-PUSH mechanism” which acts like an automatic piston.
Revolver is treasured in a luxury wooden box, which also includes two ink-bottles in black and red colour.
Revolver will be available only in a limited run of 300 fountain pens.