Fountain pens are collectibles that hold a sense of the past. Conceptualized in their current form in the late 19th Century, they replaced the dip pen, which required the user to dab the nib in ink to be able to write. Since, fountain pens have grown in popularity, and in some cases, are passed on from generation to generation.
Here are five exclusive fountain pens that you should know about
The Aurora Leonardo Da Vinci fountain pen is dedicated to the prodigy himself. Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) the Italian Renaissance man covered various areas and topics in his works, included science, art, drawing, painting, geology and astronomy to name a few.
Dedicated to his life and his works, this rare Aurora fountain pen is made out of chiseled vermeil (gold-plated silver) and stamped 925. The limited edition fountain pen includes a golden cap, and its engraved with the works of Da Vinci.
It includes an internal lever-type filling system and a new nib.
The Aurora Leonardo Da Vinci exclusive fountain pen
The exclusive Michel Perchin Gothic fountain pen reflects medieval art with its unique casing, drawing inspiration from the Gothic era. This limited edition pen is hand-carved and engraved in a bar of sterling silver, complete with designs of prehistoric castles.
It includes an 18-karat gold nib, and a sterling silver cap.
The writing experience with the Michel Perchin Gothic fountain pen is second to none, and is a perfect item to be passed on from one generation to the next.
The Michel Perchin Gothic fountain pen
Dedicated to Giacomo Casanova, the Omas exclusive edition fountain pen is both unique and a limited edition piece. Casanova, the Italian explorer and writer from Venice, is reflected on this Omas pen, in vibrant colors.
Painted on porcelain, the Omas Casanova pen has an 18-karat solid gold trim, complete with a goldsmith stamp. Each pen in this collection depicts different works by Casanova.
The Omas Casanova fountain pen
The Montegrappa Amerigo Vespucci fountain pen is a rare finding from the brand's collection. It pays tribute to the Italian Navy vessel, Ship Vespucci. Ship Vespucci is deemed one of the most visually appealing ships in the world. The pen was made in the same year that the ship launched.
The Montegrappa Amerigo Vespucci fountain pen is made from sterling silver embellishments, complete with features of the ship. It has an 18-karat gold nib.
The clip of the fountain pen is made from sterling silver and includes a figurehead, which is Amerigo Vespucci himself. The Tuscan navigator is delicately carved out of silver.
The Montegrappa Amerigo Vespucci fountain pen
This is an exclusive and rare to find Ferrari da Varese fountain pen known as 'King’s'. It was named after and reflects the city of Varese in Northern Italy.
The limited edition fountain pen is made out of 925 sterling silver and includes an 18-karat gold nib.
The pen is designed with green enamel, fusing glass and metal seamlessly. The green color used in the pen is said to signify youth, water and originality.
Ferrari da Varese 'Kings' fountain pen