A luxury pen made from actual Apollo II spaceship parts and moon dust is the last thing super geeks could ever wish for. Swiss maker Romain Jerome has just made the dream come true by crafting the MoonFighter Pen using tiny bits of crushed metal from Apollo II spacecraft sprinkled with actual moon dust.
The curved, streamlined barrel of the MoonFighter is studded with 48 hand-fixed rivets which add to its aesthetic appeal. The design also features a forward-jutting profile with toothed plates like the ventilation apertures on an aircraft fuselage, which reminds us of its space history origin. The cap is equipped with three small blades, engraved with the initials RJ. The pen rests in its docking station with an evocative winged design, much like a fighter plane awaiting take off, to ideally complete its spacecraft-inspired design.
Available in three versions, Black Metal, Vintage and Heavy Metal, the Romain Jerome MoonFighter fountain pen is a limited creation restricted to 888 pieces of each version.
On July 20th 1969, after two hours and thirty-one minutes of eternity, Buzz Aldrin climbed back into confined space of the lunar module, where he accidentally broke the key in the ignition and ended up having to jiggle around a pen tip in order to start the ascent engine that would enable him and Armstrong to take off from the moon. Some 40 years later, Manuel Emch nurtures our childhood dreams by creating the MoonFighter, a new RJ – ROMAIN JEROME writing instrument that lives up to its space-inspired origins. He is thereby bringing to life a dreamlike symbol of a pen that served as a bridge between the moon and the earth. This instantly appealing fountain pen radiates absolute aesthetic purity, while naturally commanding respect by its powerful lines.