|WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW|
|Model||Twelve Tribes of Israel|
|Nib Sizes||EF,F,M,B,BB, 1.3 Stub|
|Filling System||Power Filler|
|Dimensions||Capped Length: 150mm / 5.9″|
|Notes||Made from blue resin with antique sterling silver 925 filigree; limited to 512 pieces worldwide.|
Visconti’s latest creation pays tribute to ancient history and the 12 tribes of Israel.
The sacred Torah traces the Israelites to “Jacob,” grandson of “Abraham.” Jacob, who was later renamed “Israel” after a mysterious incident in which he wrestles with an angel or “God,” had twelve sons who became the ancestors of twelve tribes. After conquering Israel, each tribe occupied a separate territory in the holy land of Israel.
The Visconti 12 Tribes pen is enriched with Biblical symbols and historical meaning. Distinctive signs and images attributed to each of the tribes are engraved into the pen through a scrimshaw process and each Tribe features different color enamels, matching the one on the Pectoral.
The body of the pen is made from ancient 925 silver and features a feint engraving of an olive tree branch, standing for peace and prosperity.
The body has a unique rotating system and unveils one after another the tribes of Israel from right to left (as Hebrew is read):
“Reouvene, Shimone, Levy, Yehouda, Yissakhar, Zevouloune, Dan, Naphthali, Gad, Asher, Yossef, Binyamine.”
The clip is modeled after the hand of the Torah. The five fingers are often considered to represent the five books of the Torah. The hand is the sign of protection.
Other symbols such as the Menorah and the Star of David are also engraved.
The precious-resin cap is blue and white, like the flag of Israel.
Every piece is presented in a round wooden case, shaped after the one containing the Sefer Torah.
This limited edition is made up of 512 writing instruments in solid silver, fountain pen and roller, 12 representing the number of tribes and 5 the books of TANACH:
Bereshit (בְּרֵאשִׁית, literally “In the beginning”)
Shemot (שִׁמוֹת, literally “Names”)
Vayikra (ויקרא, literally “And He called”)
Bəmidbar (במדבר, literally “In the desert [of]“)
Devarim (דברים, literally “Things” or “Words”)