The myth of the Gladiator, the armed combatant who entertained audiences in ancient Rome in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals or condemned criminals, has been long celebrated in 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, then were adopted by Roman society to honor the bravery portrayed in the face of death. Stipula embodies this valor with its new Gladiator writing instrument collection. The large, commanding pens have a masterful band sculpted in high relief depicting the Roman Colosseum, an icon of gladiators’ fights and of Rome itself. On top of the pen is a typical shield with the tools of the gladiator: a net, used to harness the opponent, a helmet and a trident. The Gladius, the famous short sword of Romans, is represented by the clip of the pen, while the ring at the bottom of the barrel mimics the studs around the gladiator’s shield. You’ll feel armed and ready for any writing challenge that comes your way!
- Barrels turned from resin in vibrant colors
- Roman Colosseum depicted on matte gold band
- Clip represented as a Gladius, along with shield, net, helmet and trident on top of the pen
- Gold-plated steel nib in regular or Italic Medium points
- Cartridge or converter refillable
- Length: 5.75 in. Posted Length: 6.625 in. Diameter: 0.75 in.