Montblanc Mark Twain

This is a long pending tribute to the “Father of American Literature” (By the way did you know Mark Twain was given this title by William Faulkner, who has a writer edition dedicated to him by Mont Blanc). MontBlanc brings out writers edition pens every year and after the hit of last year with Thomas Mann , MontBlanc is ready to release Mark Twain Limited Edition.

When I knew about Writers Edition pens from MontBlanc ,the first question I asked my sister (my sister is the most knowledgeable pen person in the entire world) was “Hey I want the Mark Twain Edition”.

You should have seen the expression on my face when I heard from her that “MontBlanc doesn’t have one on Mark Twain” . I was taken aback for a minute. I asked her “Do you mean to say that MontBlanc doesn’t have a pen on Mark Twain,the first author of America?” .

She always has a fitting reply to every question on pens “MontBlanc always waits for the right moment,probably they would come out with one in 2010,Mark Twain’s centenary ” ,she said with an ease which kind of put an end to my frown.Well,turns out she was right about it. (Did she have internal sources at MontBlanc who gives her coded secret message in cipher text with 256 bit encryption DES algorithm, may be,that’s German engineering )

Montblanc Mark Twain
Mark Twain Limited Edition Pen
As I sit in my office and write this blog, I can hear our customer care executives repeatedly asking a question “When is MontBlanc Mark Twain coming in stock?” . There has been a plethora of calls since the announcement by MontBlanc on this special edition and I think we just may not meet the numbers to satisfy every customer as the production is limited to: 12,000 Fountain Pens, 15,000 Ballpoint Pens 6,000 Rollerball Pens, 3,000 sets consisting of Montblanc Mark Twain Fountain Pen, Ballpoint Pen and Mechanical Pencil.

I were you,I would call 800-263-2736 and preorder one right now.I had the privilege to walk over to customer care and tell them take an order on my behalf( that is some special privilege of working in pen retail company). I have asked for the rollerball pen. I would have personally wanted to get the fountain pen,but as I own couple of fountain pen and ballpoint pens from MontBlanc, I decided to get a rollerball this time.

Lets see what they have to offer on each pen.

The design of the writing instrument is also inspired by the river that had a lasting influence on Twain and his work: The sinuous curving lines on cap and barrel, made of deep-blue precious resin, reflect the shallow waves of the river. The top of the cap is shaped to resemble the Mississippi steamboat chimneys, whose steam is illustrated by ivory-colored precious resin.

The clip is formed by a stylized jew’s harp, a musical instrument that was popular in the Southern states in Twain’s time. Platinum-plated mountings and the ivory-colored Montblanc emblem complete the distinctive character of the writing instrument. The crowning features of this unique Limited Edition are Mark Twain signature and the number of the pen on the cap ring, and the two fathoms engraved on the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib.

Shipment from Germany is expected this month end and I can't wait to get my hands on this much awaited ones.