Stipula Fosco Maraini Limited Edition
Stipula salutes Italian explorer and travel writer Fosco Maraini with a beautiful limited edition that echoes the golden age of fountain pens, but with a modern twist”. The retractable nib design is part of Stipula’s well known DaVinci collection of capless writing instruments. Crafted in red translucent resin, the pen is then overlaid with an intricate cut pattern plated with luxurious yellow gold. The innovative engineering lies within the pen: the mechanism takes flight by simply turning the barrel, which gracefully propels the 14K gold nib outward into writing position. As you close the pen, a circular hood slowly covers the retracting nib to cover it entirely. This patent pending design and mechanism is extremely unique with its retractable point giving life to a refined writing instrument that does not need a cap. Fosco Maraini was the author of many pioneering travel books, most famously those based on his extensive travels through Tibet and Japan. His scholarly works and lively reportage have been translated throughout the world, while his photographs of Tibet and the Ainu people are considered important historical records of the disappearing cultures. The Fosco Maraini fountain pen is a numbered limited edition of 193 pieces and comes fitted with Stipula’s 14K STI Flex Ultrafine Ideografico nib. Fills via standard cartridge or converter.