Delta Limited Edition Tutankhamon King Tut Ballpoint Pen
Delta presents a new limited edition dedicated to King Tutankhamun, the ‘boy pharaoh’, who reigned during the 18th Egyptian dynasty, from circa 1332 to 1323. King Tut is chiefly known for his intact tomb, discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in 1922. Since then, his remains have fascinated the world with the mystery of his life and death. The artful writing instruments feature a medal in the crown portraying the Egyptian pound, currency of the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the famous solid gold death mask of the Pharaoh. The body of the pen is made from a special hand-turned resin evoking the different brown shades of Egypt’s desert sands. The clip is a faithful reproduction of the stylized, upturned beard of Tutankhamun, which the pharaohs wore as a symbol of divinity and to emulate Osiris, god of the Underworld. The central band replicates a typical Egyptian ornamental pattern. The band, rings and clip are plated in precious 24K gold. Blue and red resin rings on the cap and barrel are reminiscent of the colored glazes that enrich the golden mask, now preserved in the Cairo Museum. The Tutankhamun collection is limited to only 188 fountain pens and 188 ball pens. The fountain pen is fitted with a Delta Fusion nib. The ball pen features a twist mechanism.