Both the historic traditions of grappa distilling and the aesthetic of steampunk have inspired and influenced the design of the latest edition to Montegrappa's Cult collection - the Grappa fountain pen. The materials used in the manufacture of the Grappa pen - stainless steel, brass and copper - are reminiscent of the distilling vessels used to produce the famous Italian licquor. Montegrappa's skilled technicians executed hand-applied hammering techniques on the copper components, while tiny screws - both functional and ornamental - remind the user of the technological inspiration of the product. Even the pocket clip continues the grappa making theme, formed to recall the copper tubing used in the distilling process.
Exquisite touches detail both ends of this remarkable writing instrument. Inserted into the top of the cap is a disc made of real cork as used in a grappa bottle top, beneath a filigree-cut octagonal grid recalling Montegrappa's eight-sided symbol.
The fountain pen is being produced in a limited edition of 1912 pieces and a rollerball pen is also available, again in a limited edition of 1912 pieces, the number 1912 representing the year that Montegrappa was first established.
Fitted with an 18ct gold part rhodium plated nib embellished with a bunch of grapes on the vine and available in Fine, Medium or Broad widths and presented in a beautiful blown glass bottle akin to a glass distilling vessel with dark wood stand and an ingenious stopper upon which the pen can be suspended when not in use. Comes with 2 international standard size black ink cartridges and an ink converter should bottled ink be your preference.
We dispatch all orders over the value of £15 with free postage. There is an option to upgrade your postage to 1st class signed for or Special Delivery for the following supplemental costs:
Royal Mail 1st Class Standard
|Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for||Royal Mail 1pm Special Delivery|
|Up to £14.99||£1.50||£2.60||£7.50|
|£15.00 to £49.99||Free||£2.60||£7.50|
|£50.00 to £124.99||Free||Free||£7.50|
Most orders received before 12 noon Mon-Fri will be shipped the same day and will generally arrive within three working days after posting. Please note this is based on stock availability and the ability of Royal Mail to meet their own delivery guidelines. We will endeavour to contact you if our stocks are depleted at the time of your order. Orders placed after 12 noon on Friday will be dispatched the following Monday and are subject to stock availability.
Orders to the value of £125 or more are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm at no extra cost, but please note that the actual dispatch date will be subject to stock availability and day/time of order. Orders must be placed before 12 noon. Please feel free to speak to our sales team to check stock availability and despatch times before you place your order.
We cannot guarantee items that are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm will arrive the next day before 1pm on Saturdays as this is affected by your local sorting office.
However you must place your order before 12 noon on the Friday if you require this service. Please feel free to call us for stock availability before placing your order.
Orders sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery will require a signature. If there is nobody to receive the goods, the carrier will leave a card. It is your responsibility to contact the carrier to rearrange delivery or to collect them from your local sorting office. If the goods are returned to us having had no contact from the customer requesting a re-shipment, your order will be automatically refunded. Your postage will not be refunded, only the value of the item stipulated on your order.
European delivery is £10.95 for orders valued at £20 and under. Orders over the value of £20 will be charged £15.95.
The rest of the world (Inc. USA, Canada, Far East, Middle East, Australasia, Africa, etc…) are charged £13.95 for orders valued at £20 and under. Orders over the value of £20 will be charged £24.95 for delivery.The service used whenever possible is Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed, which requires a signature on delivery. Delivery generally takes around 5 to 14 business days, but can take longer, especially if held up in Customs.
Any European or Worldwide shipping destinations with orders valued over the price of £500.00 are charged £75. This will be sent by FedEx or similar courier.
Please note that we reserve the right to adjust delivery charges for foreign orders over 1kg in weight. We will always contact you if this is the case and give you the option to pay extra or cancel the order.
Note that for international orders we will ONLY deliver to the address of the card used to purchase the goods.
Customers outside the EU will be charged the VAT-exclusive prices shown on the site. UK Value Added Tax (VAT, currently 20%) will be deducted at the point of sale for all countries outside the EU. However, as with all foreign imports, you are liable for any taxes and duties imposed by your local taxation authority (e.g. customs duty, excise duty and/or import VAT). It is important that you check these rates before ordering as The Hamilton Pen Company will not be held responsible for any additional charges.