Montegrappa Symphony Emblema Rollerball

1996-99
About This Model

Montegrappa, actually Elmo & Montegrappa, is one of the oldest continuous fountain pen manufacturers in the world, having been in business since 1912. Its history is complex and largely undocumented since the 1950’s, but the fact remains that it flourished during the golden years of fountain pens, survived the lean years, and is now back as a major manufacturer of luxury fountain pens. These pens, from the Symphony Collezione are 1996-99, a second edition of the famous, elegant 1912 and Reminiscence lines.
The Symphony line are all octagonally faceted like the Reminiscence line and many 1930’s Montegrappas, with a threaded barrel cap to enable posting, and silver cap rings and section. These are very substantial pens. Their imprints are all on the cap rings, with “1912” and the Montegrappa crest.

About This Pen

Emblema was the final version of the Symphony line, and is consistent with but also has some different design elements from the Symphony. Like the Symphony pens, Emblema is 13.8cm long, a substantial pen. This Emblema is in streaked red celluloid, and has an inset insignia ring below the cap, instead of the Symphony’s broad cap ring. The design is elegant and striking. The Symphony’s threaded barrel end is present, but the cap crown is more prominent, and in silver. The trim is 925 sterling and is so marked. This pen does not yet have a fresh refill, although one is being purchased from the factory in Italy.

Price: $235 $205