With its epic storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honour, ambition and love, death and survival, the hit HBO series Game of Thrones has captured the imagination of fans globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television. After releasing a series of writing instruments that convey the grandeur of this most remarkable saga, Montegrappa announced recently the release of a new limited edition GOT pens.
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Montegrappa started this journey with a regular collection of writing instruments that represent each of the four key families: Stark, Baratheon, Lannister and Targaryen. The desirability of the pens is enhanced by a collective style, each pen individualised for the family it represents through sigils and emblems representative of the clan. All barrels and caps are made with colourful lacquered surfaces, while the trims are fashioned of palladium, and 18k gold or bronze plate with the title “Game of Thrones” engraved on the cap ring. All of the fountain pens’ nibs are formed in stainless steel, decorated with a sword.
Baratheon: Coloured a sombre charcoal, but accented with contrasting yellow gold, the House Baratheon pen features a stag’s head for its pocket clip, with a stag rampant on the cap’s top, above the motto “Our is the Fury”. A fleur-de-lis pattern decorates the cap.
Lannister: For House Lannister, a regal red accented in contrasting yellow gold is the dominant colour. The House Lannister pen features a lion’s head for its pocket clip, and a lion rampant on the cap’s top, above the motto “Hear Me Roar”. A floral pattern, reminiscent of the Tudor Rose, decorates the cap.
Stark: With House Stark’s northern origins, the colour chosen for the family’s pen is a silvery-white, accented in palladium, conveying winter. The cap is patterned with a runic symbol reminiscent of Norse artistry. A direwolf’s head forms the pocket clip, while the top of the cap shows the direwolf’s profile, above the motto “Winter is Coming.”
Targaryen: Only a fiery, metallic red against a coal-black background could represent House Targaryen. Naturally, a dragon’s head forms the pocket clip, while a dragon coils above the legend “Fire and Blood”, on the cap’s top. A filigree pattern graces the cap.
Most recently, and despite the fact that the regular GOT families collection is still available for the customers, Montegrappa issued a new series of limited edition Iron Throne pens. A limited edition of 614 pens, to be precise. To represent the complications and complexities of the Iron Throne itself, Montegrappa’s artisans have shaped a cap formed of overlapping swords representing the seven kingdoms. Their hilts rise above the cap’s top to create a crown, the pommels and blades running the length of the cap itself. Standing proud is a sword that serves as the pocket clip, its hilt bearing a fiery red ruby. At the cap’s top, surrounded by the swords’ hilts, is the Game of Thrones logo. The pen’s barrel, a truly virtuous artwork fashioned in precious metal with the lost-wax casting technique, represents the saga through symbols evocative of the houses, from dragons to stags. Details of the pen are enriched with Flaming White celluloid. The Iron Throne Pens are limited to 300 fountain pens and 300 rollerball pens in Sterling Silver with Vermeil accents, denoting the year of settlement of the last of the Targaryen Kings (300 AC).
Limited Edition Fountain Pen (above) and Roller Pen (below)
If you’re willing to spend a “little bit” more, Montegrappa prepared 14 other Iron Throne pens: 7 exclusive fountain and 7 rollerball pens cast in solid 18k Gold represent the number of Kingdoms. The fountain pen is piston fed, with nib traditionally made in 18k gold, engraved with the image of the throne itself. These last 14 pens cost around $50,000! Are you fan enough?
Limited Edition Fountain Pen (above) and Roller Pen (below), both with cast in solid 18k Gold
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