Special edition and commemorative fountain pen releases make collecting an extremely enjoyable if, sometimes, a tad expensive. These fountain pens usually represent the finest quality that the manufacturer is capable of producing and for that reason each new release is a notable occasion.
Cross began a new concept in 2012 with the release of the first of its Chinese Zodiac series and, with the birth of a new year comes a new addition to the series - the Year of the Snake fountain pen.
The Year of the Snake symbolizes wisdom and intuition—tap into yours with this hand-polished lacquer pen commemorating 2013. With an exquisitely etched serpent ino the hand-polished lacquer in translucent blue or high gloss black, this collector’s item is the latest in Cross's series of Chinese Zodiac pens.
Cross began the Chinese Zodiac commemorative fountain pen series in 2012 with the Year of the Dragon fountain pen and this beautifully crafted pen is a worthy successor. The Year of the Snake fountain pen features a delicate snake design, deeply etched into hand-polished lacquer in translucent blue or high gloss black, decorated with rhodium plated detailing. Other features of the pen include a twist-off cap, 18K gold rhodium plated nib, a black fountain pen cartridge and a converter.
The dimensions of the pen are as follows: 5.55 inches (141mm) in length, 0.49 inches (12.4mm) in width and 1.72 oz (49 grams) in weight.
The pen is available with either a fine or medium nib.
The manufacturers recommended price when the pen was initially announced for release was $450.00.
For more information about this pen or any in the Chinese Zodiac series you should visit the Cross website.