Vintage fountain pens are like a gateway to the past, but they are either too hard to find or cost a fortune most of the time. Not to mention there is a slim chance of finding a vintage pen in good condition these days. In today’s article I will introduce you to “Venetia” – the latest addition to Montegrappa’s Vintage Class series. Straight out of the Italian brand’s archive, the Venetia may not have the patina of a vintage pen, but it certainly has a silhouette that takes you back in time nearly a century. Let’s discover it below!
Unlike other Italian cities, Venice has always had a unique charm. From the Gothic architecture to the romantic gondola rides along the spectacular canals, the whole city looks and feels like it was plucked out of a fairytale, no wonder why it inspired this edition.
Boasting a torpedo-shaped silhouette, the Venetia retains the retro flair of the past while being perfectly adapted to the demanding requirements of today’s users. Made out of precious resin and weighing only 27g, the pen is sure to provide a comfortable writing experience even during extended sessions. Similar to a Montblanc 146 in terms of length but a little thicker for better handling and balance, the Venetia is offered in two colours: Lagoon Green and Black.
Besides the classic shape of the 20-30s, I was amazed to see Montegrappa’s ‘touring’ logo engraved on the barrel, a veritable symbol of the brand’s early days. In fact, this logo marked the first recorded use of the Montegrappa name. The retro character of the edition is also kept alive by the ornaments, which are made of brass and then gold-plated, harmoniously complementing the nib.
Montegrappa offers three nib options for the new Venetia: steel, 14k gold and 14k gold flex. To meet everyone’s tastes, Montegrappa offers this edition also in rollerball or ballpoint pen version.
For more details about this marvellous piece, check out Montegrappa’s website at montegrappa.com