Founded in 1912 as a writing instrument manufacturer, Montegrappa benefitted from a pool of local talents, a workforce able to produce finely crafted objects, with style, with panache and with a drive to achieve excellence. Montegrappa’s factory is located on the bank of the River Brenta, the river winding through the town of Bassano del Grappa. Montegrappa’s geography and its Italian heritage are important elements of the company’s persona. ‘Italian-ness’ is at the heart of Montegrappa tradition. It defines the brand philosophy, its attitudes, its style.
Montegrappa pens have played their part in history, for signing documents during key moments in the 20th Century. Famed Italian leaders including Victor Emmanuel III and Benito Mussolini used Montegrappa pens. Amongst the Russian leaders of the last part of the century, Boris Yeltsin gave his Dragon pen to Vladimir Putin on 2nd January 2000, and with this pen he symbolically handed over his power to him. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signs all official documents with the Montegrappa Extra 1930.
De Moura is an authorised retailer of luxury pens by Montegrappa, and the whole range can be viewed online as well as in store in Prestbury, Cheshire, just half an hour from Manchester city centre.