Writing instruments

  • Montegrappa

    The sun also rises…..over an atelier in Bassano del Grappa Bassano del Grappa is approximately one hour’s drive from Venice. It is chocolate box pretty and home to the high-end manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, Elmo & Montegrappa.     A summer vacation touring the many famous cities of Europe was interrupted by a work…

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  • Montegrappa Cosmopolitan 2011 Victorian England

    A rite of passage Angus Davies reports on the Montegrappa Cosmopolitan 2011 Victorian England, a range of fine writing instruments.  I can still vividly remember sitting in the primary school I attended as a young child. My first experience of handwriting was holding an HB pencil in my right hand, trying to shape characters into…

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  • My first Montblanc Pen

    My desire for a Montblanc Pen I always admire quality, traditional craftsmanship and the pursuit of excellence in everything I see and touch and this led to my desire for a Montblanc pen.     The interface is seldom closer between the owner and a luxury item than a pen and the hand which holds…

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