The chill of the October wind seemed to howl louder than usual across the English Channel that day in 1805.
But it couldn’t discourage the steady stare of a man, studying the horizon through one eye, amongst the ocean waves. His left arm firmly rested on the side of his loyal ship, his right sleeve, empty and pinned to his coat. This half-blinded, one armed Admiral had left everything he cherished behind and now stood in position to fight the greatest naval battle England had ever seen. His determination was phenomenal, his intelligence vital and his solid, strong appearance never wavered, even in the unimaginable intensity of his final battle. This day, he stood quietly in anticipation, waiting for the madness to begin, knowing he would stop at nothing to defend the shorelines of his country from the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
The man is Lord Nelson.
The battle is Trafalgar.
The ship is the HMS Victory.
The day is one of the greatest in all the history of England.
One that shall never be forgotten.
Krone Pen honors the heroism of Lord Nelson with the HMS Victory a pen of exquisite craftsmanship and elaborate detail that commemorates the endless determination and courage of this man and his magnificent ship, as he defeated Napoleon in the battle of Trafalgar.
The barrel of the HMS Victory is made of prehistoric mammoth ivory, legally excavated in Northern soils. This ivory is at least 10,000 years old and adds a genuine historical essence to our pen. The barrel is designed using the old naval art of scrimshaw, a process of engraving a surface and pressing pigment into the design to create a beautifully detailed piece of art. The scrimshaw on our barrel depicts the glory of the HMS Victory at sea amidst the crashing waves of the English Channel. It not only shows the breathtaking structure and detail of the ship, but also takes you into the battle scene and lets you imagine for a moment, the intense emotion of Lord Nelson and his crew, and the glorious triumph of his victories.
In addition, every pen is accented with a genuine piece of wood preserved from the actual HMS Victory that fought the battle of Trafalgar. This amazing historical artifact is set in a sterling silver bezel on the band of every pen¹s cap. The surrounding casing and cap are constructed of beautifully swirled resin, colored like the turbulent waves of the ocean.
Keep History alive and cherish the HMS Victory. Feel the anticipation of conflict, the intensity of battle, the glory and triumph of success, and the honorable, heartbreaking death of Lord Nelson who, surrounded by his loyal crew after defeating Napoleon, whispered his final words.....
"Thank God, I have done my duty."
150 creations made for the entire world in the Silver and 20 only creations in the Gold.
Original List Price: $25,000.00!