DetailsThe 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.
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 rollerball comes equipped with a 0.7mm magnum size refill in blue. Additional refills in black are also available separately.
Each 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.