Occupying the 7th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse’s fixed element is fire. The spirit of the horse is recognised as a crucial element of the Chinese people’s ethos: a quest for constant self-improvement. Those born in the Year of the Horse are intelligent, energetic, warm-hearted and able. Their ingenious communicating techniques, their delight in the limelight and a desire to entertain are embodied in such ‘Horse’ superstars as Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Jackie Chan, Harrison Ford and Paul McCartney.
Although occasionally boisterous, they are cheerful, talented and perceptive, and down-to-earth, if stubborn. Horses are popular among friends, enthusiastic in their chosen fields and do not accept failure. Often impatient, they are devoted to their careers, and exhibit independence and … impatience. The Horse possesses great endurance but a short temper, can be flamboyant and may inhabit a world of glamour and celebrity.
Montegrappa Horse 2014 writing instruments are fashioned from black resin and are available in two different versions. On the first one, the cylindrical barrel is decorated with stunning die-cast overlays in solid 18K gold or sterling silver. The overlays portray a horse in a lifelike and lively stance. The cylindrical cap in black resin is fitted with a solid 18K gold or sterling silver trim, with our signature pocket clip with the rotating sphere.
Fountain pens boast ebonite feeder, 18K gold nib and a cartridge/converter filling system.
The second version features a pocket clip in the form of a horse’s head. All pieces are numbered and offered in an elegant wooden box.
Both versions are available as a limited edition of only 888 fountain pens and 888 rollerball pens in sterling silver and only 88 fountain pens and 88 rollerball pens in solid 18K gold.
For over 100 years, since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.