Montegrappa’s kinship with Ernest Hemingway extends back to 1918, when the young writer’s service with the American Red Cross saw him stationed on the same estate as our historic factory. The final Battle of Monte Grappa proved a formative experience for Hemingway, as it did for Bassano – home to Italy’s first fountain pen makers. History will forever preserve Hemingway’s bonds with our hometown, just as his integrity and intrepid lifestyle remain enshrined in our spirit.
Hemingway: The Adventurer
Since 2016, Montegrappa has worked with the Hemingway family to explore the many layers of the legendary writer’s celebrated life. As one of the 20th century’s most enduring authors, few items come closer to the essence of Hemingway’s greatness than a pen.
Now we revisit this long association with the release of a muscular new writing instrument. The limited-edition Hemingway: The Adventurer honours a key chapter of the Nobel Laureate’s life. His accounts of his travels in Africa are the stuff of legend – and provided the foundations for modern ideals of safari adventure.
The Adventurer carries forward the proportions and all-metal exterior of the Hemingway Traveller (2017), but has been reengineered to carry Montegrappa’s top-shelf, piston-fill mechanism.
An all-sterling silver casing is detailed end-to-end in African iconography, recalling Hemingway’s 1935 non-fiction work, The Green Hills of Africa. Cap and barrel segments have been micro-milled to blend tribal patterns with majestic motifs of African wildlife.
Edition numbering elaborates on the format of earlier releases under the Montegrappa Hemingway imprint. 100 18K gold nib fountain pens and 100 rollerballs are complemented with an additional 200 pieces in a new 14K gold flex nib variant: 100 Fine and 100 Extra-fine.