Well, Christmas passed..and now we are excited to share this first post of 2014 with you!
As you may know, in Spain there is the tradition of the Three Wise Men! Sure, we also welcome Santa Claus in Dec. 24th, but our tradition is that in Jan. 6th, we receive the gifts from the Three Wise Men! (sure, only if we had a good behavior..! 🙂
The tradition states that children write a letter (sure….by hand!) to the Three Wise Men, asking for gifts and explaining why they had a good behaviour during the year.
The Three Wise Men receive the letter and come from the Orient on their camels to visit the houses of all the children; even, children prepare a drink for each of the Three Wise Men, and food and drink for the camels, since this is the only night of the year when they eat.
Well, I wanted to share with you my gift of the Three Wise Men….the Montegrappa Nero Uno!! A fountain pen I’ve always loved!
In my opinion, a super elegant fountain pen, quite modern-looking, which writes veeery smooth thanks to its 18K gold nib!
As you can see, the finish of the pen is in black Resin and smoky metal plated trims, made in chrome! With measures of 14,3cm (5.62in) capped / 13,4cm (5.27in) uncapped, the pen is quite long, and a little bit heavy (around 30g), but it is great to write with it.the traditional octagonal shape sheers off into a slightly more conical line.
The nib, an 18K gold nib, writes extremely well, and personally speaking, I love the way the name Montegrappa is engraved on it all along the length of the nib! it is also very well inserted onto the section and body, making it looking of a great quality.
This version of Nero Uno has horizontal lines along the barrel and cap which, along with the darker metal trims, makes this design completely different than the regular Nero Uno. In my personal opinion, this fountain pen has a very classic look together with a modern touch, making it a really appealing fountain pen.
The end of the barrel is enriched with a 1912 silver disk, making it looking as a great quality pen! The fact that it comes with a couple of cartridges and a converter, makes it a great pen, very well priced in my opinion taking into account the high quality of the pen. Should you have any further question, just contact us!
To sum up, a great Christmas gift! Thanks to The Three Wise Men for such a wonderful present!!
Kind regards and Happy 2014 to everyone!!
The Iguana Sell Team