Pens are simple yet very functional. It is a means or a tool to express our feelings. Unfortunately, not all people know the importance of pen these days because they can just “write” or “scribble” in their computers. For the traditional writers or collectors of pens here in Singapore, pens are meaningful.
Montblanc feels the importance of pen that is why they will sell fountain pens out of “miracle pine” tree. This “miracle pine” tree is the highlight of the new fountain pen because it survived the 2011 tsunami in Japan. This is probably the most expensive pen in the world.
The price is about $4,400 or 520,00 yen per pen. According to officials, 20% of the proceedings will be donated to Japanese locals. This move is Japan’s way of commemorating the fourth anniversary of the tsunami disaster that claimed thousands of Japanese.
Montblanc is a Swiss watch and pen maker. As for their recent collection of fountain pens, the “miracle pine” is the only tree left standing out of the 70,000 trees. It was seen at Rikuzentakata which is in the North-eastern Coast of Japan. The said tree underwent reinforcement worth 150 million yen because it was reported that it was dying.
Montblanc made one hundred thirteen pens out of the tree. The pens are the proof how Japanese endured the tragedy and a reminder of their strength. Whenever people see the pen, they will see a ray of hope amidst despair and disaster.
There are no news when the pens will be released in the market. For collectors of pens here in Singapore, they have to watch out since there are only one hundred thirteen pens in the world.