Montblanc’s new Meisterstuck Calligraphy Collection turns the act of writing into a sublime form of self-expression.
Today, the pen has come to symbolise grace, artistry and, importantly, a rare and beautiful form of highly personalised communication in our digital age.
That form is taken to the next level with Montblanc’s new Flex Nib, which makes its debut in the renowned penmaker’s Meisterstuck Calligraphy Collection. Crafted from gold so that it bends and flexes with ease, this nib enables and encourages a more expressive writing style, with different pressures producing lines ranging from 0.3-1.4mm in thickness.
The pens themselves are a tribute to the ornate illuminated manuscripts from medieval times and the Renaissance. Gold leaf is applied by hand to its black lacquer cap and barrel, then sealed under a layer of translucent lacquer, making each instrument one of a kind. To enhance the uniqueness of the pens, Montblanc has created three exclusive notebooks in black leather with gold, silver, or red metallic foil, each filled with prized Awagami paper.
Special matching notebooks have been created to let writers practise their penmanship.
Each notebook traces the evolution of calligraphy in Western, Islamic and East Asian settings, so analogue folks can appreciate the penmanship of various cultures, before producing their own signature strokes in their next missive.
The Meisterstuck Solitaire Calligraphy Fountain Pen retails at $2,515; notebooks retail at $240.