Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing writing implements in the same historic building on the bank of the River Brenta. Founded as a “Manifattura pennini d’oro e penne stilografiche” (“Manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens”) during a turbulent period in Italy’s history, Montegrappa was a by-product of the region’s social history. Montegrappa pens have played their part in history, for signing documents during key moments in the 20th Century. Highly desirable pens such as the coveted Dragon have attracted and inspired notable collectors, which include heads-of-state, popes, royalty, actors, musicians, artists, sportsmen, top models, writers and celebrities.
Montegrappa honors the ancient Mexican civilizations for their contribution to the creation of indigenous writing systems.
It is believed the great Mexican cultures were so advanced that they created indigenous writing systems before the Europeans. This, in part, has inspired Montegrappa to honor the civilizations of Mexico, of which the five greatest were the Olmec, the Maya, the Teotihuacan, the Toltec and the Aztec. Decorating every surface of the pens are the engraved images of Mexican gods and glyphs, including the Aztec Sun God, with patterns reminiscent of distinctive Mayan architecture. The pen clip itself is fashioned after the sacrificial sword used by Mayan priests to dispatch their offerings to the gods. Limited Edition of 360!