Iconic penmaker Montegrappa is adding a new collection to its Ancient Civilisations series with the new Thoth designs.
Thoth, who was the Egyptian scribe of the underworld, was believed to have created the ancient Egyptian alphabet and writing.
Montegrappa covered the Thoth collection pen in Egyptian motifs, even giving its shape the likeness of a sarcophagus. Laser-cut engravings of hieroglyphs evoke the ancient world, Egyptian history, and the art and science of archeology.
One of the prominent symbols associated with Thoth is the ibis bird, which can be seen in Charcoal Black celluloid. The ibis is contrasted by either silver or gold trim on the pocket clip or pen cap of the Thoth pens.
Montegrappa will offer 365 fountain pens and 365 rollerball pens in sterling silver as the bulk of the Thoth collection. These will cost about $3,500 and $3,000, respectively.
The more exclusive end of the Thoth collection will feature five 18K gold fountain pens and five 18K gold rollerballs. These higher end models will run for around $53,000 to $54,000.