Since 1912, Montegrappa produce writing instruments of high quality in the same historic building in Bassano del Gappa. In the tradition of one of their most popular and best-loved pens, the legendary Dragon collection, Montegrappa has unveiled the Snake 2013. Like the Dragon, Snake 2013 collection is a limited edition, made with the aim of celebrating a specific one out of 12 in the Chinese zodiac. The pen is created by the oldest Italian manufacturer of fine writing utensils, and a bold, powerful statement designed to embody all the virtues of topics represented.
By taking sixth place in the Chinese zodiac, the snake symbolizes the diverse character traits including intelligence, gracefulness and materialism. Snakes are compelling, the most effective in getting what they want, even if it means that they have plotted for the sake of their higher purpose. They are also materialists, choose to be surrounded by the finest things that life has to offer. Montegrappa Snake 2013 limited edition collection contains items that are decorated with beautiful hues, which is a prominent feature of their writing instruments for those who have seen the Dragon and Chaos collections.
Metal cylinder surrounding the deep reddish-brown color, made of special material pearl “Pietro”, which in Italian means stone. Pen has is complete known Montegrappa trackball for easy insertion and removal from pockets. The snake has made of semi-precious stone Carnelian in the color of the cap and the cylinder. The special edition has been fitted with ebonite feeders and 18K gold nibs, fed by a piston filling system. The hand-painted collection is a limited edition of 88 silver fountain pens and 88 silver rollerball pens. The Montegrappa Snake 2013 Hand Painted fountain pen in silvers cost $11,800 while the roller ball pen is up for $9,700. All items are numbered, and selling in gift packaging, or in elegant wooden boxes.