Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2nd also marked the launch of a new Mont blanc pen that has been ‘dedicated’ to the famous man’s legacy. Now, many people might have obejected to this rather unexpected gesture coming from a luxury brand because Gandhi never really lead a life or believed one with riches. Nonetheless, let us introduce you to this range that was unveiled by one of Gandhi’s grandsons – Tushar. Dubbed Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241, this one has been made in 18 carat gold and has an engraving that depicts Gandhi setting off on the salt march (July 1930).
The price is huge at 17K Euros. And if that is a bit out of range for you, then take a look at the fountain and rollerball versions of the same pen for approximately $3000. This one is a limited edition with only 241 commemorative gold fountain pens. Gnadhi’s signature and a saffron-colored opal adorn each of the pens. Then there is the 26-foot golden thread accompanying the pen to be wound around it, this one recalls the spindle that Gandhi used to weave for a simple cotton cloth.
The pen has been further packaged into a luxury box that has a booklet with Gandhi’s quotes. So much in poor taste because bling is something that you cannot associate the great leader with. But there is a silver lining to the whole effort. We are told that Mont blanc will be donating a part of the sales to support Indian causes.