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The myth of ancient Gladiators, the armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals, has been celebrated in many periods of history and in modern times as well.
Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their legal and social standing and their lives by appearing in the arena.
Originally, the Gladiator games evolved out of an Etruscan religious practice, and then were adopted by Roman society to honor the characteristics of bravery in face of death.
Stipula embodied this valour in a new collection with a high sculpture artwork: the band of the pen represents the Roman coliseum, an icon of gladiators’ fights, while the top of the pen is a typical shield with the main elements of the Gladiators: a net, which was used to harness the opponent, a helmet and a trident.
The Gladius, the famous short sword of Romans, is also represented by the clip of the pen, while the ring at the bottom of the barrel is the reproduction of the studs around the gladiators’ shield.
The Gladiator collection is available in three different vibrant colours: red, black and blue resin with matt gold trims; it also features three writing modes: fountain pen cartridge/converter filling system with large nib (F, M, italic 1.1 ); cap roller pen; twist actuated ballpoint.
The MSRP on the Stipula Gladiator Fountain Pen is $195