In Commemoration of Lord Nelson, Conway Stewart in 1995 produced the 'Trafalgar Limited Edition' Fountain Pen. Only 500 pieces made worldwide.
On the 21st of October, 1805 Lord Nelson and his flagship HMS Victory earned undying fame at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The British fleet of 27 ships beat the combined French and Spanish fleet of 33 ships. No British ship was lost and 22 of the French and Spanish fleet were seized or destroyed. The French and Spanish lost 4,400 men and the British 450 - Nelson himself the most famous of them. The courage and skill of Nelson and his men ensured the supremacy of the British Navy for the next 100 years. The impact of this sea battle on the future development of the British Empire is immeasurable.On the centenary of this famous battle two men established Conway Stewart and a century later that company joins the rest of Great Britain in celebrating both Nelson and his achievement at Trafalgar.
This beautiful hand crafted pen is substantial in weight and about 1 cm longer than the popular 100 series.
The cap top is conical in shape and the nautical theme is accentuated by the three solid 18K gold bands on the cap - one large and two slim denoting Nelson's rank of Vice Admiral at the Battle of Trafalgar, the band is fully hallmarked. On the barrel there is a thick gold band leading to an elegantly tapered end.
The Trafalgar is crafted out of our bespoke Blue Stardust acrylic. This material is stunning. It contains fine silver dust particles that shimmer subtly as the light hits the pen. Filling the Trafalgar is achieved by removing the blind cap at the rear of barrel, a machined brass grip screw operates an internal pump, rather like a piston cartridge converter
This exclusive packaging is very striking. The stylish large dark green lacquered presentation box is lined with a deep luscious green velvet, housing the limited edition Trafalgar pen. It is accompanied by an informative book detailing the life of Nelson, a bottle of Conway Stewart ink and a rocker blotter made from the actual oak removed from the historic HMS Victory.
Despite its age, the HMS Victory is still part of the British Navy with its own captain and crew. She lies in dry dock at the Naval Base in Portsmouth and is scrupulously restored and maintained.
Image of Conway Stewart Trafalgar
Very limited amounts of material from this work are made available for prestigious projects and Conway Stewart procured and used Victory oak to make the period rocker blotter included with this special edition. The blotting paper supplied carries a faint imprint of Nelsons Signature reversed - as it the man himself had used it.
A certificate of authenticity will accompany each pen from Conway Stewart. The current captain of the Victory signs an additional certificate stating the wood is genuinely from the Victory.
Nib and Ink Feed
Solid 18ct Gold Conway Stewart medium tipped nib. Stamped 'Conway - Stewart - 18K Gold - M'. Nib is a lovely smooth writer having moderate to good flex. Horizontal comb resin ink feeder
Measurements and Specifications
Capped Length: 5.87" (150 mm)
Posted Length: 7.00" (179 mm)
Barrel Length (including Nib): 5.54 (141 mm)
Cap Length: 2.73" (69.5.mm)
Cap Diameter Widest Point: 0.59" (11.0 mm)
Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.64" (13.3 mm)
Nib: 18ct Gold - Medium Tip - Semi to Good Flex
Filling System: Internal Piston
Cap Closure: Screw On (May be Posted on Rear of Barrel)
Pen Weight: 52.6 grams.
Individual Serial Number: 085/500
No restoration required, pen is NOS, as such as new. The pen has been fully serviced. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to pocket clip is and cap rings is excellent. Cap to barrel threads firm and positive. Firm pocket clip. Overall pen is ready to write and is in near mint condition. Pen is supplied in original Conway Stewart luxury cases, warranty/authenticity certificate, and outer card box. Victory oak to make the period rocker blotter included with this special edition and a pocket booklet 'The Life and Times of Lord Nelson'.
The material of this Limited Edition Trafalga is stunning. Difficult to pick up on a still camera shot, but rotating the pen with its blue marbled Stardust acrylic finish, it contains fine silver dust particles that shimmer subtly as the light hits the pen.