The Pen of the Year 2023 is inspired by ancient Egypt, its 3,000-year-old history, its gods and goddesses, its mythology and its achievements. The black color and decorative elements of the Pen of the Year 2023 are testaments to the origins of the Kingdom of Egypt, the pharaohs, their hieroglyphs and symbols.

The exclusive ancient Egypt edition of the Pen of the Year 2023 (qalam alsana) is limited to 375 fountain pens and 125 rollerball pens. Stylized lotus flowers representing rebirth and the engraved hieroglyphs of twelve ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses adorn the metal barrel, which is designed in a matte finish with a highly resistant diamond-like carbon coating.

24-carat-gold-plated metal rings and high-gloss blue painted rings that call to mind the mask of Tutankhamun adorn the grip of the writing instrument. The 18-carat gold nib promises unique writing pleasure.

A 24-carat-gold-plated metal plate in the end cap features the engraved Eye of Horus, a symbol of protection in ancient Egypt. The shape of the cap is reminiscent of the headdress of Nefertiti, one of the most important and powerful rulers of ancient Egypt. A reconstructed lapis lazuli with an engraved scarab symbolizing the sun as a lucky charm is inlaid in the end piece of the cap.

The fountain pen comes with a 75ml ink bottle of lapis lazuli ink. The elegant glass bottle contains a blue lid, designed for and limited to the exclusive pen case. Lapis lazuli Ink is a deep blue color that brings richness to the page! In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments. The intense blue color can be found on Nefertiti's crown and the mask of Tutankhamun as well. A lapis lazuli ink bottle is also available as a separate refill option, with a chrome-plated lid.

Each fountain pen is individually numbered and delivered in a black, highly polished wooden box (including brochure and certificate of authenticity). Additional insert in the pen case offers space to house 6 additional writing instruments.