Custom Pens - KLEAMX120FP - "Ambiorix"

Custom Pens - KLEAMX120FP - "Ambiorix"

About our Pens

Custom pens use a pre-made nib (or nib unit) and everything else is handcrafted. Creating our bespoke pens involves -mainly- the use of a metal and a wood lathe to shape the parts of the writing instruments: Grip section, Body, and Cap. To make these parts we choose materials such as wood, ebonite, metals and acrylics.

 

About this piece:

This pen was inspired by "Ambiorix".

Ambiorix (Gaulish "king of the surroundings", or "king-protector") was, together with Cativolcus, prince of the Eburones, leader of a Belgic tribe of north-eastern Gaul (Gallia Belgica), where modern Belgium is located.

In the nineteenth century Ambiorix became a Belgian national hero because of his resistance against Julius Caesar (54BC) .

Caesar wrote about Ambiorix in his commentary about his battles against the Gauls, Commentarii de Bello Gallico. 

In this text he also wrote the famous line: "Of these (three regions) the Belgae are the bravest." ("... Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae ..."). 

Ambiorix is honoured in Belgium's oldest city (Tongeren) with an imposing bronze statue.

 

https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/magazine-all-news/41404/ambiorix-and-belgium-a-mythical-bond/

 

https://www.galloromeinsmuseum.be/

 

Materials: 925 Silver / Kirinite

Weight :  48.1 g (Cap: 32.1 g / Body: 16 g) 

Length capped : 15.5 cm

Length uncapped : 13.4 cm

Diameter (cap) : 1.6 cm

Nib : Jowo #6 

Holder:  Ancient Wood* (100-300 AD) / 925 Silver

*This ancient wood was discovered (1992) in Roeselare -Belgium- in an historical excavation and it goes back to the Roman times ("Civitas Menapiorum" 100-300 AD) belonged to waterwells found on the site. Thanks to Intermunicipal Heritage Service RADAR, Willem Hantson (Archeologist /Heritage Consultant RADAR) and Projectvereniging BIE. https://bienet.be/plank-zkt-bestemming/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menapii

 

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