PARTENOPE - IVORY
The Gioia Partenope Avorio is a fountain pen inspired by the interplay of colours that bring the sky and buildings of Naples to life on a cloudy day.
Partenope, a clear reference to the Neapolitan genius in combining fountain pen and roller in a single solution with a new cartridge refill and converter system. The clip obtained from an ancient goldsmith process called "lost wax". The real placed on the hood depicts the great beauty of the Gulf of Naples. Finally, the head obtained with the 3D technique is enamelling! The result? A classic-modern silhouette without forgetting the Made in Italy.The Partenope is a beautiful blend of Italian pen design elements, recalling Delta, Montegrappa, but still looking fresh. The most unique feature is surely the cap, with a rolling Tuscany scene curling around the top, and a prominent (and heavy) enameled G at the crown. The good looking clip is a cast design, spring loaded and functional.
The body is an ivory white pearl resin, with a light grey/blue section and blind cap with gold trim. The blind cap is removable for filling without unscrewing the converter. The converter is nicely done with a matching gold finish. The mid section has the colours of the Italian flag.
A great touch is the included BP/RB section, that is a little different. Instead of just adding the section, it is actually built out with a frosted gold body that screws into the section. It is designed for Parker style refills, which is a plus in my book. They must be the most widely available refill on the market.
A lot of thought has gone in to this pen.
Partenope can be used with a converter or with cartridges AND can be converter to a ballpoint or rollerball pen, with the included extra section. A Parker-style Ballpoint Refill is included, but using a Parker Gel Refill, the pen becomes a Rollerball.