|Onoto The Nightingale Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)|
The Nightingale Pen is made to commemorate Florence Nightingale, a British social reformer and foundational philosopher of modern nursing.
In her later life, Nightingale used Onoto pens. Onoto crafted the Nightingale Pen to honour her iconic personality – bold, driven, opinionated, yet caring and kind – and the countless ways in which she improved our lives.
The monochrome, black and white, design of the pen reflects the historic nursing uniforms of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The white mother of pearl glimmers like hope that the “Lady with the Lamp” brought to those suffering. While its translucent effect symbolises purity and for those more philosophically inclined, it represents a collective human worry about our lack of substance.
This pen is based on the style and shape of one of the most famous fountain pens ever made – the Onoto Magna of 1937 which is still acclaimed by many as the best fountain pen ever made – this pen has 3 gold-plated sterling silver cap bands with the gold-plated sterling silver Onoto Chevron clip. Marvel at its perfect balance and how tactile it feels – it is also one of the most robust pens on the market today, thanks to its durable, high-density acrylic composition.
This pen is available in limited edition of 200, to mark Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 2020.
Put ‘pen to paper’ and you’ll be amazed at the smoothness of the exclusive Onoto #7 nib in 18 ct gold. The pen uses standard international cartridges or the supplied converter.
Like all modern Onoto pens, the pen comes with a lifetime guarantee.
In the history of writing instruments, Onoto stands proud as a name synonymous with innovation and quality. Since its foundation in 1905, Onoto fountain pens have been associated with three specific qualities: firstly, its essential Britishness; secondly, its manufacturing ingenuity and thirdly, its global marketing success.
Onoto became one of the most famous British fountain pen brands in the world, and, records show Onoto pens were used by Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig, Natsume Soseki (Japanese writer), Florence Nightingale, and Queen Mary to name just a few.