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“Our Precious”

The masters of bespoke writing utensils Montegrappa are back with another work of art. If you’re not familiar with Montegrappa, think of this. Think of a fully custom-tailored suit. It starts with an idea, with a concept, then measurements are taken to make it fit the owner specifically. Montegrappa Introduced that concept to pens.

Fully customizable bespoke objets d’art for the owner. Montegrappa has a long rich heritage in the industry, founded in 1912. Staying true to its roots the Italian brand is still manufacturing its products in north Italy. After seeing a boom in their products in the 30s, Montegrappa has transitioned to a more luxury approach. Montegrappa makes Regular Edition; Limited Edition; and Special Edition Pens.

The lord of the Rings is a Limited Edition Pen. Montegrappa is celebrating one of the most successful movie franchises in history with two limited edition pens. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is made up of three films, “The Lord Of The Rings Fellowship Of The Ring, The Lord Of The Rings The Two Towers and The Lord Of The Rings Return Of The King. This piece draws inspiration from all three films and more than two dozen props from the movie. There is a sterling silver model and a solid 18k gold model. Perhaps one of the most lavish and intricate limited editions we’ve ever seen, there are so many details and intricate designs on each piece of this pen.

At the very top of the cap strategically placed, is the eye of Sauron This eye can rotate to do a complete turn. (this cap has more details than a contract for buying a car) Turning the cap around reveals “the sting” or Frodo Baggins sword from the film. Also featured on the cap are the two towers, the Barad-dûr and Orthanc, Sauron’s stronghold in Mordor and Saruman’s citadel in Isengard. Around the backside of the cap features perhaps everyone’s favorite character Smeagol. (everyone knows the line, “My precious”) One of the coolest features of this pen is the “one ring” which separates the cap from the barrel. The ring can actually be removed.

Unscrewing the barrel from the cap reveals the Nib. The nib is 18k gold and available in extra-fine, fine, medium, broad, bold broad and 1.1mm. Engraved on the nib is the initialed symbol of JRR Tolkien. (no it is not the lord of the rings logo) The barrel features all the weapons of the main characters. (The elf’s weapons, mans weapons, etc.) Even if the films and books are not your cups of tea, everyone can appreciate the detail and craftsmanship put into this pen. Priced at €3,950, this could be a piece you leave at home in the collector’s box that it comes in, but how cool would it be to use this pen daily? This pen is sure to catch the eye of anyone who sees it, why not pull it out at a meeting. Why not pull it out to sign that big contract? With all the detail and engravings on this piece, it really recreates the successful franchise of the lord of the rings. For collectors, Movie lovers, or just someone who wants something that’s sure to be different from their other pens, this would be the piece for you.

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