Exactly 50 years ago Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut had become the first man to travel in space. It was hey days of the cold war when USSR and US were competing on the world stage in every field including the space research. USSR is no more in existence or else we would have witnessed an over the top celebration to rub in the fact that they had been the first with the unique achievement. In any case it was an achievement for the mankind and the 50th anniversary is being celebrated by everyone in different ways. Montegrappa Pens, one of the most reputed manufacturers of fine writing instruments and luxury pens from Italy have released limited edition pens in a commemorative set to mark the occasion.
The luxury pens come engraved with the image of Yuri Gagarin in bas-relief, which is further bordered with an interplanetary motif. Since the feat was achieved under the USSR their coat of arms features on the cap of the pens. The pocket clip is edged by reproductions of Moscow’s monument to Yuri Gagarin, which was completed in 1980. The Yuri Gagarin collection of special edition pens include 1,961 silver fountain pens, 1,961 silver roller balls, 50 solid 18K gold fountain pens and 50 solid 18K gold roller balls. The number 1,961 obviously refers to the year 1961 when this extraordinary feat was achieved by the Russian cosmonaut.
Montblanc limited edition luxury pensare released almost at regular intervals but this Montegrappa release is special as it connects us to an exciting event that happened 50 years ago. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was the first human to journey into the outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. The commemorative set of the roller ball and the fountain pen will come in stylish wooden boxes, which have their lids decorated with a metal plaque bearing an engraved image of Yuri Gagarin and a commemorative message in Cyrillic characters. You may order one now or wait for eight years to celebrate 50 years of man landing on the moon by buying a luxury pen.