About Montegrappa La Canzone del Grappa Limited Edition Fountain Pen - Memorial Black
A century after it was written, in the aftermath of the First World War, “Monte Grappa Tu Sei La Mia Patria” commands deep respect throughout Italy – but especially the region that is home to Montegrappa. Three major battles were fought by the Fourth Army at Grappa: in November-December 1917, in June 1918 and the third and bloodiest, the final Italian offensive, in October 1918.
Music composed by Army Capt. Antonio Meneghetti, on August 5 1918 at Villa Dolfin di Rosà, for text prepared by General Emilio De Bono, Commander of the IX Corps. Its first words were written on the walls of a bombed house by Italian soldiers.
On the morning of August 24 1918, in front of Villa Dolfin in the presence of the king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III and the military authorities, the anthem was performed for the first time. At a time when Italy’s sovereignty is again under threat, its stirring words remind all Italians of the greatness of a country that has no equal for art, for culture, nor for an appreciation of how life and freedom should be cherished.
La Canzone del Grappa is a limited edition pen that commemorates this stirring, poignant hymn about the First World War and the Monte Grappa territory. Joining their skills are two celebrated brands, Montegrappa and Capovilla, respectively Italy’s most revered pen manufacturer and grappa distiller.
Montegrappa’s own centennial speaks volumes of the resourceful richness and intrinsic excellence of the region, while Capovilla is a proudly local company, with arguably the finest artisanal quality liquors in the area. To honour 100 years of the song, the collaborative project employs an authentic wooden crate housing a bottle of grappa from Capovilla, alongside a limited edition pen from Montegrappa and a bottle of ink, all suitably decorated in the spirit of the hymn. The grappa accompanying the pen is a special vintage, made purposely to commemorate the 100 years of “Monte Grappa Tu Sei La Mia Patria”.
La Canzone del Grappa features a silhouette informed by recent Montegrappa designs, a voluptuous shape with cap and barrel end fashioned from vintage-looking marble resin, accented with stainless steel trim. The remainder of the barrel is transparent, revealing the piston-filler inside, suggesting many thoughts, just as grappa, like the fine wines from which it ascends, hints at numerous aromas and tastes.
On top of the pen cap is the traditional 1912 logo, accompanied by the laser-cut historical Montegrappa logo on its body. The signature clip provides a sinuous movement when removed from or inserted into one’s pocket, abetted by the rotating-sphere in which it terminates, a hallmark of the brand. Uniquely, the metal construction of the piston inside the pen boasts a finely-detailed, laser-cut engraving of Villa Dolfin Boldù – the historical headquarters of the Capovilla distilling company.
La Canzone del Grappa is limited to 500 unique items, consisting of 100 fountain pens with a stainless steel nib, decorated with the Montegrappa filigree etching, 100 fountain pens with a 14ct gold nib, also decorated with the Montegrappa filigree etching, and 100 rollerball pens. All are made in luscious “October Green” resin.
A further 200 fountain pens with a flexible 14ct gold nib, 100 in Extra Fine and 100 in Fine, decorated with the Montegrappa filigree etching, will be available in the stunning variegated “Memorial Black” resin.
|Product Type||Fountain Pen|
|SKU/Product Code(s)||MON-ISMGC152_K-F, MON-ISMGC152_K-EF,|
We dispatch all orders over the value of £20 with free postage. There is an option to upgrade your postage to Tracked 24 or Special Delivery for the following supplemental costs:
Royal Mail 1st Class Standard
|Royal Mail Tracked 24||Royal Mail 1pm Special Delivery|
|Up to £20.00||£1.50||£2.60||£7.50|
|£20.01 to £50.00||Free||£2.60||£7.50|
|£50.01 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.
Shipping costs to international locations vary according to the size and weight of your parcel. The shipping cost will be displayed in your basket before you checkout and you will have the option to cancel your order before payment should you decide the shipping cost makes your purchase beyond budget. 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.
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 tax). It is important that you check these rates before ordering as The Hamilton Pen Company will not be held responsible for any additional charges.