To forge the knightly swords, medieval smiths used Damascus steel, which was regarded as particularly hard while being flexible. Its extraordinary properties are achieved through repeated welding and folding of different types of steel, which also produces the typical iridescent surface.
It is thanks to this feature that every one of the 375 fountain pens and 125 rollerball pens in this limited Pen of the Year edition is truly unique.
The Pen of the Year’s end piece is adorned with a red, faceted garnet with sun ray cut. In the Middle Ages, this precious stone embodied light and truth and was used for jewelry, weapons and burials. The texture of the cap is reminiscent of the delicate structure of the Knight’s chain mail.