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Japan’s most coveted nibs meet Italy’s most exhilarating pens More than a century of mutual admiration culminates in a pen of remarkable lineage. Japan’s most coveted nibs meet Italy’s most exhilarating pens. Sailor for Montegrappa. DISCOVER AMMIRAGLIO 1939 When Italy’s first pen factory opened its doors in 1912, the world was on the brink of a personal correspondence revolution. Across the oceans, Japan’s earliest fountain pen manufacturers were already taking their first steps. But even in those buoyant early years, the founders of Montegrappa and Sailor could scarcely have imagined they would still be enthralling handwriting aficionados generations later. Now, two grand pioneers of writing bring 215 years of combined experience to the Ammiraglio 1939 – a fusion of international craft worthy of the highest rank. The Ammiraglio (Admiral) 1939 represents the very best of two vibrant writing cultures. Reviving an exquisite style from the Montegrappa archives, it boasts a patented, piston-fill system, richly ornamented sterling silver trims, and a celluloid body engraved with the period-correct Monte Grappa insignia. The original 1939 design has been carefully recreated by hand and modified to accommodate a range of exquisite, six- millimetre Japanese-made nibs – each crafted from rare 18k gold and available in six weights, including Sailor’s enigmatic Medium-Fine and Zoom grades. AMMIRAGLIO 1939 BUTTERFLY Many writing connoisseurs have long regarded Sailor nibs in near-mythical terms. Their cult status is deeply intertwined with the legend of master nib designer, Nobuyoshi Nagahara. Today, his son Yukio oversees production at Sailor Pen’s Hiroshima factory, including an extremely limited consignment of special nibs created for this first-ever collaboration. Only eighty pieces each of this historic hybrid piece are available in five rare celluloid colours. The first release includes Butterfly and Glittering Blue celluloid, with further colours to be released in very limited batches throughout 2019.