In 1912, in the town of Bassano, Montegrappa was established as a manufacturer of fine writing instruments. Since that day, some of the world’s finest Fountain Pens, Ballpoint Pens and Mechanical Pencils have been exported around the world. From the very earliest years, this evocatively picturesque region of north-eastern Italy has been the inspiration for many of the classic Montegrappa designs.
Originally founded as a “Manifattura pennini d’oro e penne stilografiche” (“Manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens”) during a turbulent period in Italy’s history, Bassano was an integral part of the region’s culture and social history. For generations, the area had managed to produce skilled craftsmen and women, capable of producing delicately crafted objects of the finest quality.
During the First World War, the town of Bassano found itself placed it in a key position for many important battles. Thus it was that visiting soldiers would use Montegrappa pens for writing home. Some of these young men were to become famous journalists and authors; examples being Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos.
In the 1930s, the company blossomed, enjoying a golden era now appreciated for the elegance of the manufactured goods of the day – Watches, Cufflinks, fine Automobiles and Radios. With the fountain pen replacing traditional quill pens, the products of the house of Bassano met the taste of the public with sober yet elegant and graceful designs.
Ever at the forefront of innovation, Montegrappa was among the first to use modern materials such as celluloid and galalith. The company’s skilled craftsmen were able to perfect the manufacturing process with original and precise technical solutions, which served as the platforms for the artistry of the pens’ designers. As the decades passed, Montegrappa went on to produce numerous designs, many of them now highly collectible.
Montegrappa pens have traditionally been the favoured pen of monarch, presidents, sportsmen and rock stars from around the world. Almost every world treaty is signed using a Montegrappa fountain pen.
Montegrappa at Wheelers
We’re proud of our extensive collection of Montegrappa Fountain Pens, Roller Ball Pens, Mechanical Pencils, Ballpoint Pens and Watches. We also have a great range of Gentleman’s Accessories, such as Wallets, Passport Holders, Keyrings and Cufflinks.
Montegrappa writing instruments are highly regarded around the world for their style and quality. Many of them are sophisticated with sleek, sober lines whilst others have a more
‘fun’, contemporary feel. The materials used include precious materials such as silver and gold, bringing a touch of sophistication and luxury to your writing.
Montegrappa's range of cufflinks and accessories beautifully complement the writing instruments. Many of the cufflinks, for example, reflect the designs of the pens.
Celebrate Corporate Success with Montegrappa
There are few better ways to celebrate your business’ success or that of an employee than with a Montegrappa Writing Instrument; whether it be a promotion, a target exceeded or maybe your company has won a new contract or achieved a milestone. Your chosen Montegrappa gift engraved with your company logo or personal message is the perfect way to say ‘Well done!’.
Making it Personal
For a truly personal gift for a special friend, why not have your special message engraved directly on to your Montegrappa gift or onto a plaque for its presentation box?
The Finishing Touch
Have your Montegrappa purchase gift wrapped and delivered anywhere throughout the world.