Playing With Guns!
Says Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila, “Montegrappa is not in favour of weapons. Revolver, on the other hand, is an ironic toy for big boys. For those who, before the current era, played with toy guns when they were kids, simply spinning the drum is a nostalgic act and therefore stress-relieving. On an intellectual level, too, this pen satisfies because it is nothing less than a triumph of mechanical engineering and amusing functionality.”
When not performing actual writing duties, the Revolver pen’s user may put the bullets inside the chamber using the special tool supplied with the pen and spin it until it stops. The user can extract each bullet and take note of its number; in this way, he (or she!) can create different combinations of numbers that can be played on a roulette table, at the lottery or other gambling games. Other possibilities include a “bloodless” game of the aforementioned Russian Roulette with one or more bullets. Endless are the ways you can use the Revolver pen: ingenuity is the only limitation.
Revolver will be available only in a limited run of 300 fountain pens. Its nib is made of 18k gold with an ebonite feeder and is offered in the grades of Fine, Medium and Broad. Whether intended for the gun collector, the pen aficionado or simply one who appreciates technical originality, Revolver will be certain to start conversations and inspire controversy.
Since 1912, for more than a century, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.