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Montblanc Writers Edition Homer Limited Edition Black Ballpoint Pen
Montblanc every year since 1992 have released a selection of limited edition pens to pay tribute to great people and their lifetime; this collection is called the ‘Writers Edition’. This particular pen celebrates the life of Homer.
Homer is the name given to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey; these were the two major poems that survived from Ancient Greece. There is no information on Homer as a person and there is no agreement as to whether one person actually wrote both 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey'. Both the poems were thought to be composed at some point between 750 and 650 BC. Homer is depicted as being a blind bearded old looking man.
The two poems are central to Western literature and its culture. Iliad describes the final year of the Trojan War and focusses on Achilles a Greek hero. The story of Odyssey tells a story of the adventures of another Greek hero, Odysseus when he returns home from the fall of Troy.
Like all pens in the writer’s edition range this pen is no exception it is a Limited Edition and in total there were 10,300 made.
The barrel of this beautiful pen has been crafted from matt black precious resin inspired by a horse as the whole of the collection takes inspiration from the story of the Trojan horse. The matt black finish plays with the idea of Homer's blindness. The overall shape of the clip on the side of the pen reflects the shape of a spear and has been made from Au 750 gold-plated metal complementing the champagne-coated trim which has a Greek pattern engraved around the top and the nib adding subtle references to ancient Greek black-figured pottery. At the top of the pen the Montblanc emblem is featured embedded into the crown of the pen marking the peak of the Montblanc Mountain. The unique number for the pen has been engraved on the side of the clip and the limited edition number has been engraved into the black resin itself. To release the ballpoint nib at the bottom of the pen there is a twist mechanism within the centre of the pen.
On the day of purchase the Homer ballpoint will come presented in its very own bespoke Homer novel; designed like a book and opening like a book to reveal the pen inside. On the front is a photo of what people believed Homer to look like along with the Trojan horse. Inside is a booklet telling you about his life’s work and a small biography about him. Accompanied with the pen is also a service guide and a two year warranty booklet filled out on the day of purchase.
- Writing System: Ballpoint with twist mechanism.
- Barrel: Matt black precious resin barrel.
- Cap: Matt black precious resin barrel.
- Trim: Au 750 champagne-tone gold coated.
- Clip: Au 750 gold-coated.
- Limited Edition Size: 10,300.
- Packaging: Presented in its own Montblanc 'Homer' book style presentation box.
- Guarantee: International 2 year manufactures warranty/guarantee booklet filled out on the day of purchase.
- Refills: Montblanc ballpoint: Mystery black, Pacific Blue, India Orange, Fortune Green, Nightfire Red, Amethyst Purple and Barbados Blue.
Personalisation Options in Basket:
- Additional presentation box plaque with engraving available.
- Gift wrap & hand written tag.
- Stock Number: SN126
- Width: 1.4 cm
- Weight: 0.0000
- Range: Writers Edition
- Material: Precious Resin
- Product Types: Ballpoint Pen
- Free delivery on all UK orders to be delivered to the UK.
- Orders over £100 will be delivered free with next working day delivery to a UK address, if placed before 3pm on a working day.
- Orders under £100 can be delivered next working day to a UK address with an additional cost of £6.
- Saturday delivery to a UK address costs £10 (£20 for champagne).
- Delivery to a country within the EU from £25.
- Delivery to the rest of the World from £30.
Why not have this gift personalised and make your chosen gift unique and rememberable for someone special. All our engraving is done in-house so we can offer you a very fast turnaround of order. We will engrave your request within 24 hours of receiving your order (excluding weekends and bank holidays). If it is a very urgent engraving request then please email or phone and we will then try to turn your order around to meet your deadline. The personal touch can make all the difference with a small message which could say anything you like. Personalised engraving is especially presentable for occasions such as Birthdays, Christenings, Retirements, Corporate Gifts & Awards, and many more celebrations.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR FONT CAREFULLY BEFORE HAVING YOUR SELECTED GIFT ENGRAVED.
There are a small selection of fonts which will contain different character designs, and you may not like or approve of some of them. For example, in one of the fonts - 'Victoria' - the letter 'V' looks similar to the letter 'D' because of the italic serif design. Once an item has been engraved we cannot refund or exchange it, because we will not be able to resell an engraved item.