King Tut would be proud to use one of these new Montblanc pens to jot down a few notes in hieroglyphs. The most recent entry in Montblanc’s High Artistry collection—following the Taj Mahal pens that appeared around the holidays last year—the Heritage Egyptomania pens are as strikingly opulent as a Pharaoh’s treasure.
Precisely the point, of course—it is intended to look akin to a delicately crafted gold-and-precious-gem gewgaw unearthed by a dusty 1920s academic in a tweed suit. But no curse will be your fate should you presume to take it home; although you may have to use it to sign away your soul should you have your heart set on owning one: the collection tops out with the Limited Edition 1 Treasure fountain pen, a singular accessory that’s priced at $2.2 million.
The pen’s casing is shaped like Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus, hiding the pen inside. Both it and the barrel are made from white gold—Au 750—and are decorated with lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, and sapphires. Most engaging is the mechanical release for the pen, which recalls Egyptian mechanical invention.
Hieroglyphs adorn the casing as well, of course. Don’t recite them, though. You never know what you might summon.