We, Fritz Schimpf, have shared our passion for the art of writing since 1880. One of our main distinctive points is that we are
always trying to offer our clients the best fitting writing instrument for their type of handwriting and hand size.
Especially fountain pens and their ability to have a positive influence on the handwriting as well as the writing comfort
they offer are our favorite writing instruments.
While the existing variety of different forms and sizes of pens nearly always makes it possible to find a fitting pen for each
client, the variety in nibs has decreased over the last years.
Due to our experience with clients we have wanted to bring back part of the variety in nibs thus enabling us to offer the
perfect nib for every client. Thanks to the cooperation with Montblanc we have managed to widen the offer with an
The Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf Sonderedition Italic 100 is based on the Montblanc Meisterstück LeGrand Platinum
Line fountain pen (146P).
The nib, the heart of the fountain pen, is a 14-K gold nib with a special cut we defined together with the excellent nib
masters at Montblanc. This special cut enables the nib to offer different stroke widths. Nibs like that are called Italic nibs.
Over 50 years have passed since the last time Montblanc had an Italic nib in its assortment.
Due to the different widths, Italic nibs enhance the individual characteristics of each handwriting and create a unique
and distinctive typeface. Thanks to the chosen width, the vertical stroke is around 0,7 mm, the horizontal stroke is
around 0,3 mm the Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf Sonderedition Italic 100 fountain pens are ideal for small and medium handwriting.
In order to get the maximum stroke difference effect it might be necessary to adapt the way one holds the fountain pen.
Please have a look at the different writing samples which have been written with Fritzrot (our special ink) on our DIN A5
correspondence paper. The Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf Sonderedition Italic 100 fountain pen is recognizable by the engravings
on both sides of the nib (Italic 100 and Fritz Schimpf).
Once one gets accustomed to the nib the writing properties are fascinating. The Italic 100 fountain pen seduces the writer to
playfully form letters, perceive their form, change it and rediscover the own handwriting anew.
We are expecting the arrival of the Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf Sonderedition Italic 100 fountain pens by mid October 2017. They
will be available exclusively at our shop and are limited to 100 pieces.
Should you wish any further information or to pre-order please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.