GVFC POTY 2019 SAMURAI Roller Ball


Courage and self-discipline – the samurai were driven by lofty virtues. The Pen of the Year 2019 was inspired by their era, spanning several centuries, by the aesthetics of their weapons and by their mindset. The black lacquered metal barrel of the Black Edition, with its decorative 24-carat-gold plating, evokes the elaborately ornate armour made from individual plates. The barrel made of dark-stained magnolia wood is reminiscent of the Samurais' long swords (katanas). Their sheath and handle were made of untreated magnolia wood. The barrel of the pen is made of dark-stained magnolia wood featuring an engraving in 24-carat gold varnish. The quote "Today I win against myself of yesterday" by Miyamoto Musashi is engraved on the pen. The cap is adorned with a metal plate engraved with the Japanese character for "Samurai" in 24 carat gold. The end cap is engraved with the symbol created by Musashi for the word "tsuba" (hand guard). The cap and handle are coated in ruthenium and fitted with a long lasting black rollerball refill. Each writing instrument is individually numbered and comes in an exclusive, brightly polished black wooden box with a brochure and certificate of authencity. An additional insert in the box offers space for six more writing instruments. Limited to 120 pieces.