Conway Stewart, the renowned British pen maker, has unveiled its latest creation: the Shakespeare Vermeil. This stunning writing instrument is inspired by the famous English playwright and poet William Shakespeare and pays tribute to his legacy with its exquisite craftsmanship and design.
In celebration of the 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare, Stewart has made it the company’s mission to bring a pen to market that not only is commemoration of the Bard’s legacy, but a celebration of it.
Taking the 400 years of Shakespeare as the jumping-off point for this pen, it is a limited edition with 400 pieces worldwide. Choosing between fountain or rollerball, the pen pays homage to the most famous writer in British history. For instance, the body of the pen is made from an engine-turned pattern called “silk”, a nod to Shakespeare’s father, John, who was a glover and whittawer (one who processes skins for leather saddles and the like). Further up the cap to the finial, we see the pen is engraved with an image of William himself with “Made in England” engraved underneath, both as a nod to the pen’s provenance and the playwright himself.
The fountain pen is available in a variety of two-tone nibs, from Extra-fine to Broad, with the options for Oblique, Italic, and the like as an additional fee. The nib itself is an 18-karat gold nib, giving it a buttery-soft experience that is unlike that of steel alternatives. Interestingly enough, there is also a conversion kit available to turn your fountain pen into a rollerball with minimal effort.
The Shakespeare Vermeil comes in an elegant presentation box, making it the perfect gift for any lover of literature or fine writing instruments. This pen is a true work of art that captures the spirit and legacy of Shakespeare in every detail.
Overall, the Shakespeare Vermeil is a stunning pen that combines the finest materials and craftsmanship with a rich cultural heritage. It is a testament to the enduring legacy of William Shakespeare and a must-have for any serious collector or enthusiast of fine writing instruments.
Available now at Conway Stewart with prices beginning at $745