Montblanc writers edition: homage to homer - ballpoint. Complete (with outer box, box & papers). Sing, o muse, of the rage of achilles, son of peleus, that brought countless ills upon the greeks. This is the famous opening sentence of the iliad, the classical greek epic poem by homer (8th century bc). To homer, the founder of western literature, montblanc dedicated the writers edition of 2018.
The barrel of this impressive ballpoint pen has the shape of a horse, thereby referring to the trojan horse. The iliad tells how the greek soldiers conquered troy by hiding inside a big, wooden horse, which was presented to the trojans as a gift. Once the horse was taken inside the city, the greeks got out and overpowered their surprised enemies. Thereby, this writing instrument also is an ode to odysseus, the great mythological heroe who came up with the idea of the trojan horse.
The shape and size of this unique ballpoint pen are based on the iconic 149-model of montblanc. The clip has the shape of a spear, which refers to the trojan war and the famous armor of achilles. Both the clip and the fittings are champagne gold coated.The barrel of the pen is made of matt black precious resin, and on the end it has the montblanc emblem.