The pen may be mightier than the sword, but choosing the right one can still be difficult.
Writing is something we all do. In today’s world of smartphones, recorders, and the increasing use of technology, there is still a place for the mighty pen. For most of us, the experience of pens goes back to school days, with ink-stained hands and smudged writing. Not everyone carries a pen or pencil today, but it can still be a valuable addition.
1 A statement piece
The pen is now seen as an accessory. It makes a colourful and sophisticated addition to your wardrobe – a small statement of importance as you pull that sterling silver beauty from your handbag to sign the receipt. From Montegrappa’s Fortuna Mosaico collection, we have the Marrakech Rollerball pen which is a fave with the young, urban clientele, who appreciate its combination of modernity and classicism.
2 More gratifying
It can be a great feeling to accumulate a stack of notebooks that have a few thoughts from each day and go back over them from time to time. It's so much more gratifying than scrolling through an electronic feed of files, which can seem so impersonal.
3 A luxurious experience
Putting pen to paper has a unique tactile feel – the ink from a fountain pen glides effortlessly over the surface of the page. By adapting your choice of nib, hold, and angle of the pen, you can achieve a unique writing style, especially with Montegrappa’s Rome fountain pen from the Fortuna Mosaico collection.
4 Helps your memory
Writing down commits your thoughts to muscle memory and it’s been scientifically proven to help you remember what you write better. Journalling too, helps you understand your feelings better – whether you are feeling stressful, embarrassed, shameful or even happy, getting it down on paper always feels good.
5 A personal touch
With Christmas round the corner, why not re-start the tradition of sending out cards and thank you notes? There is the pleasure of writing a friend or loved one a note, a card, or a note with some flowers to that special someone. A handwritten card tells them you care and are thinking of them and it can be hung on the tree or given pride of place on the showcase – something you can’t do with an email or text!
The Write Pen
Montegrappa Fortuna Mosaico is offered in the three vivacious shades of multifaceted resin called Rome, Barcelona and Marrakech. Trimmed in stainless steel and with its modern silhouette, the effect is never less than bold. Available as a fountain pen, rollerball, twist-action ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil.
Montegrappa Fortuna Mosaico Rome Mechanical pencil.
Montegrappa Fortuna Mosaico Marrakech Rollerball pen.
Montegrappa Fortuna Mosaico Barcelona Fountain pen.
Available at Aquila Brands Singapore Pte Ltd, www.facebook.com/aquilabrands; Fook Hing Trading Co. Ltd, www.fookhingtrading.com; Elephant & Coral Penco Pte Ltd, http://elephant-coral.com; Aesthetic Bay Pte Ltd, www.aestheticbay.com; Overjoyed, www.overjoyed.xyz.