The write stuff

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 31 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 31 July, 2005, 12:00am

If the pen is mightier than the sword, then a Montegrappa must be close to a weapon of mass destruction. The limited-edition Eternal Bird pen is clad in sterling silver or gold and looks more like a force to be reckoned with than an item of stationery. Nonetheless it is sure to look bling in anyone's breast pocket.

The company is trying to entice people to nurture their handwriting skills - a noteworthy idea considering many people use only keyboards these days to convey their messages. Costing

from $13,450 to a staggering $213,000, there is a range of nibs to suit your style, from fountain pens to rollerballs.

In keeping with the traditions of penmanship, Montegrappa also has gold or silver inkpots for your dipping pleasure. Definitely worth their weight in gold.

Montegrappa is at shop OT209, level 2, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2377 9808.