MONTBLANC Great Characters Leonardo da Vinci Limited Edition 3000 Fountain Pen + specific Limited Edition Leonardo da Vinci Red Chalk ink (30ml, made in Austria). Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, scientist, engineer, theorist and architect whose insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge led to some of the most influential artworks and inventions in history.Leonardo's fascination with human flight influences the overall design of this Limited Edition, each detail taken from the numerous studies he produced for each of his elaborate flying devices from parachutes, to hand gliders and helicopters. The cap and barrel of the writing instrument are crafted from anodized aluminium, a reference to the material now used to build todays flying machines or aeroplanes. The polished platinum plated fittings are reproductions of da Vincis studies for wedge connections, the shape on the cone refers to the double movement transmission conceptualized by da Vinci over 500 years ago and the red gold plated gear at the end of the clip is reminiscent of the many cogwheels the Italian master used in his designs. This design is completed with the engraved nib with one of da Vinci's famous drawings of a bat whose wings he studied, while the forefront of the pen is etched with his own sketch of a mechanical wing. A subtle reference to his practice of mirror writing gives the Montblanc emblem in precious resin which is unexpectedly concealed within the cap and its reflection can be seen in a mirror placed inside the cap top. Medium (M) 18K gold nib engraved with a bat, alluding to Leonardo's famous bat wing sketch. Outer box, display box, booklet / Certificate (blank). The pen has never been inked. The item "MONTBLANC Leonardo da Vinci Fountain Pen Great Characters #2815/3000 M Red Chalk" is in sale since Thursday, January 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "erfobay" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.