Handcrafted in Italy’s Aosta Valley, the Grifos Nero Muse Aurora Borealis has a black resin barrel with gold veins and a mother-of-pearl effect that evokes a moonlit sky—a rare find for anyone who appreciates Old World sensibility. Both the cap and grip section are made of sterling silver and feature an intricate guilloche moire pattern.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of stainless steel nibs in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, and Broad sizes. You can also upgrade to an 18K gold nib (+ $150) in Medium, Broad, or Stub. This drop is limited to 40 units; the first 20 will ship with the first fulfillment time, and the other 20 a week or two after.
Offering solid weight and a smooth, pleasant feel, the Nero Muse has an engraved stainless steel nib and a silver-plated clip for easy transport. The screw-on cap bears the Grifos logo, collection name, and country of origin on a thick band around its base, and posts to extend the length to 6.8 inches.
The guilloche technique originated in the 18th century, and uses a manual diamond-cutting tool to engrave metals with intricate patterns. Over the years, the craft has been handed down from generation to generation using machines that are operated the same way they were three centuries ago. Rare among pen companies today, Grifos has an in-house guilloche machine that allows its experienced silversmiths to engrave on-site.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Jan 19, 2016 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.