Price: $785.00



The 2015 pen in the Montblanc Writer’s Edition series pays tribute to Leo Tolstoy. It is the second Writer’s Edition writing instrument dedicated to a Russian writer, after the 1997 Dostoevsky. Tolstoy (also known as Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy) is one of the most important writers of the 19th century in Russia. Yasnaya Polyana, the family home where Tolstoy was born and where he resided with his wife and children is the inspiration for this pen. In this idyllic rural setting, Tolstoy adhered to his teachings of finding happiness in the simple life led by peasants, a theme reflected in the simplicity of the overall shape and design of the writing instrument. The characteristic pillars at the entrance of the Yasnaya Polyana estate are echoed in the shape of the top of the cap, which is crowned with the Montblanc emblem in black and white resin. Tolstoy’s philosophy of working the land with his own hands is symbolized in the elaborately handcrafted, hammered and silver plated case of the barrel. The dark grey precious resin cap, blue marbled resin cone and platinum plated fittings mirror the colors found on the covers of his first major works as well as the colors of the modest study in which he wrote his most important works. The ornament on the cap ring is inspired by a traditional woven Russian pattern that would have adorned the modest peasant smocks Tolstoy made for himself.Elaborately handcrafted, hammered and silver plated barrel case
Dark grey precious resin cap, blue marbled resin cone and platinum plated fittings mirror the colors found on the covers of Tolstoy’s first major works
Ornament on the cap ring is inspired by a traditional woven Russian pattern that would have adorned the modest peasant smocks Tolstoy made for himself
Characteristic pillars at the entrance of the Yasnaya Polyana estate are echoed in the shape of the top of the cap
Tolstoy’s signature is engraved on the cap