Montegrappa’s intricate micro-milling and engraving captures Africa’s allure – and luxury travel’s ultimate adventure.
The body segments of The Adventurer luxury pen by the Italian manufacturing company of luxury goods based in Bassano del Grappa, have been micro-milled and polished with the exacting craftsmanship of a Hemingway novel.
“Some images last forever. Ernest Hemingway’s exploits in Africa remain etched into the folklore of the 20thcentury. His visits to the continent saw him endure illness, plane crashes and premature reports of his death, yet he regarded it as a place of transcendence and redemption,” said Montegrappa, the luxury Italian brand renowned for its fine art-crafted fountain pens.
Behold the magic of Africa – a continent that entranced one of the 20thcentury’s most compelling figures – with Hemingway: The Adventurer luxury writing instrument.
Few people have lived larger lives than Ernest Hemingway. His vigor and boundless curiosity made him a legend of many layers. Writer, soldier, fisherman, traveller…all have been the subjects of signature writing instruments by Montegrappa. Now a new, limited-edition release celebrates the Old Brute’s love for the Serengeti Plains, and the wonders of Africa.
Hemingway often wrote and spoke of his enchantment with Africa. But the author’s relatively brief contact with the continent reinforces once again his bottomless thirst for adventure. After his first visit in 1933 was cut short by severe dysentery, a return in 1954 saw him survive two plane crashes, and defy premature news reports of his death.
His prowess as a big-game hunter was world-famous, but the fascination he espoused in works like The Green Hills of Africa continue to bolster the continent’s allure. In our tribute to the world’s greatest natural kingdom, three-dimensional figures of Africa‘s most famous wild animals are recreated beneath Hemingway’s distinctive signature.
With this unmistakably masculine silhouette lies the capacity for sensitive writing.
Fountain pen users can savour the precision of Montegrappa’s top-shelf piston-fill mechanism and a choice of 18K gold and 14K gold flex nibs.
“This latest tribute to the great writer’s legacy is made in the same factory that supplied pens to Hemingway himself during 1918’s final Battle of Monte Grappa. Since then, much has changed – but not the need to challenge oneself. History will forever preserve his bonds with our hometown, just as his legacy remains permanently enshrined in our spirit,” added Montegrappa team.
Owned by the Aquila’s family, Montegrappa was founded under the slogan “Manifattura pennini d’oro e penne stilografiche” (“Maker of gold nibs and fountain pens”) in 1912. Its products are still manufactured in the original factory on the river Brenta, in Bassano del Grappa—near Vicenza, in the North-East of Italy. Sylvester Stallone and the ex-F1 Ferrari driver Jean Alesi are also partners and members of the board for P.R. and communication.
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