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Onoto Prospero Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)
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For the bookish of us, it抯 hard not to think about Shakespeare抯 final solo work for the stage, The Tempest, in our current isolation caused by the Corona virus. Prospero抯 twelve years in exile on a bewitched island, with his daughter Miranda, may not compare to the weeks or even months spent relinquished to our quarters. Still, these times surely feel out of this world. And there are many other similarities between the play and our reality as well.

For starters, the play抯 symbolisms art, service, books, and forgiveness are hauntingly relevant to our current states. Conjuring illusions and other magical acts are described as 慳rt in the play but so is the creation of performances, poetry and other artistic works. Questioning the fragile lines between art and artifice, or sincerity and deception. The latter, warns Prospero, can turn us into power-hungry tyrants if unchecked.

In this global experience including all 7.8billion of us, the expressions that first originated in the Tempest such as a 慴rave new world and 憇ea-change are now gathering new pace and meaning. Prospero used the sea to bring his enemies to him, by shipwrecking them on his island, so that he can return the favour of transformation, or change. 慡ea-change has become to illustrate a substantial change in perspective, especially one which affects a group or society at large.

What抯 significant, however, is that Prospero抯 character showed mercy and forgiveness. His isolation and misfortune didn抰 turn him into a vengeful duke.

揕et me not,
Since I have my dukedom got
And pardon抎 the deceiver, dwell
In this bare island by your spell;
But release me from my bands
With the help of your good hands

It helped him learn something that we, as a collective, are still in the process of understanding. And it starts with giving up mindless power and artifice in the service of the common good.

The Prospero pinstripe pen is based on the shape and style of the 1937 Onoto Magna and features the iconic two thin and one broad cap bands of their famous predecessor. The clip features the Onoto logo and the distinctive 慶hevron pattern that has been used on many Onoto cap clips since 1905. The pen has gold-plated sterling silver fittings with a distinctive colour combination made by Onoto's special fusion-bonding technique which allows the blending of three different colours in a single pen.

To make the experience of receiving this pen even more special a quote from The Tempest is engraved on the plate of the Onoto box:

"How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't." (Miranda, V.i.)

This pen is available in a Limited Edition of 114 representing each speech line that Prospero had in the well known play, the Tempest.

Put 憄en to paper and you抣l 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.

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