In celebration of the One Hundred Series
awarded as Best Pen, Brand Icon, Conway Stewart has launched a special
limited edition of this classic model; The Model 100 Icon Edition.
This is the first time the model 100 has been crafted completely
out of sterling silver; the cap and barrel as well as the front
Each Model 100 Icon edition carries
the sterling silver hallmark from the British Assay Office. The
word hallmark is derived from Londons Hall of the Worshipful
Company of Goldsmiths and the term 'hallmarking' meaning 'marked
in Goldsmiths' Hall', the originator of Britains first hallmarks.
Since it has always been difficult to determine the purity of
silver in an object by merely looking at it, many countries have
tried to establish a system of ensuringthat standards are maintained
to protect those who buy silver products. In the UK, our system
about six hundred years ago, when laws were passed to fix the
purity of silver in manufactured articles to be at least 925 parts
of silver in every one thousand parts. This standard became known
as sterling silver and, in order to bear the sterling silver mark,
any object had to be sent to and tested by the goldsmiths guild
at the London Assay Office. This system probably represented the
first form of consumer protection in the world.
In England it is a punishable offense
to offer for sale any article purporting to be made of a precious
metal unless it bears the official hallmark stamp of one of the
recognized Assay Offices.
World International 2006
Readers' Annual Choice award
Best Pen, Brand Icon
Conway Stewart, Model 100 series.
received this award for outstanding achievement based on votes
submitted by Pen World International readers.
The penalty for counterfeiting the
Hallmark was originally death. This later changed to transportation
to a penal colony; and today, the maximum penalty for counterfeiting
a British Hallmark is 10 years imprisonment.
Each piece of silver produced in the
UK is required by law to be sent to an Assay Office for hallmarking.
If you buy a piece of British Hallmarked sterling silver you are
guaranteed a quality item and an unique gift, which will hold its
value and become an investment for the future.
Sleek and subtly curvaceous, our 100
Series looks fondly back to Conway Stewart's Golden Age of fountain
pen production for inspiration. It is an extremely versatile pen,
ideal for every occasion. Large enough to possess a commanding presence,
yet not so outsized as to be unwieldy in either the hand or the
pocket. The model 100 truly is the "best of both worlds".
The Model 100 Icon edition fountain
pen is mounted with our large rhodium plated, iridium tipped 18
carat solid gold nib in a choice of eight different grades and utilizes
the popular converter cartridge filling mechanism.
The Model 100 Icon edition is released as a special
worldwide edition of 100 numbered pieces available in fountain pen,
roller ball, ball pen and pencil.
Model 100 Icon
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