Another Montblanc Writers Edition has just been presented, and it’s actually a wonderful writing instrument that is a homage to the great Joseph Rudyard Kipling …
As the author of the Jungle Book, Kipling is one of the UK’s most celebrated authors from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and is also the first English-speaking author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The pencil is inspired by Kipling’s The Jungle Book and its famous poem If.
Created in Montblanc atelier, this writing instrument combines the interesting figures of the Jungle Book and the features of the model from the Montblanc Writers Edition collection.
The cover of this instrument, created from a matt resin with a green colored burst, was made in the tones of the first American release of Kipling’s classic. Clip in the shape of a wolf’s head is inspired by the wolf pack responsible for the upbringing of Mowgli.
Cap ring and cone ring are engraved with words from his poem “If”: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…you’ll be a man my son”. Au750 solid gold rhodium coated nib is garnished with a desk globe, representing Kipling’s travels as a travel correspondent and a regular traveller. Initials “RK” featured on the cap of the Fountain Pen, Ballpoint, Rollerball and Mechanical Pencil are copied from an original letter purchased by Montblanc, featuring extremely rare handwritten initials.
Moreover, Montblanc has created a new khaki-colored ink inspired by the jungle, as well as a khaki Italian calfskin notebook featuring a printed design of the wolves. Tiger pattern of the skeletonized gold-coated overlay on the jungle green resin lacquered barrel is a nod to Shere Khan, the fictional Bengal tiger. Monkeys decorate the cap, while the clip ring depicts the cold lairs, home of the monkeys inspired by the city Chittorgarh that Kipling visited. Au750 solid gold nib features an engraving of the elephant, another character from The Jungle Book.