Handcrafted in Italy’s Aosta Valley, this Grifos fountain pen is named for Yggdrasil: an immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology. Yggdrasil has been the subject of countless poems and works of art since the 13th century—and now serves as a muse for this striking pen. The barrel is made, appropriately, of walnut wood and complemented by your choice of metal trim. The sterling silver cap and grip section both feature a guilloche pinstripe pattern, and the cap unscrews to reveal a stainless steel nib. Please note that, in order to avoid scratching the finish, Grifos doesn’t design its wooden pens to post.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of trim: silver, yellow gold, or rose gold. This drop’s base price includes a stainless steel nib in extra-fine, fine, medium, or broad. For an additional $150, you can upgrade to the 18K gold nib (white gold or yellow gold) in fine, medium, broad, or calligraphy. 18K yellow gold in calligraphy is not available for this drop. Quantities are limited to 40 fountain pens.
The guilloche technique originated in the 18th century, and uses a manual diamond-cutting tool to engrave metals with elaborate 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 silversmiths to engrave on-site.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Aug 23, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.