Astoria Silver Snake Fountain Pen
The Astoria David Silver Snake Fountain Pen comes with a snake clip. The red eyes are made from garnet. The dimensions are the same like the David with tie clip. The close resemblance of this pen to the Montblanc Agatha Christie Fountain Pen is striking ~
The Astoria company was founded in 1921 by a former Montblanc company director Georg Ilger and his colleagues Herman Dietzel, Siegmund Popper and Wilhelm Frings. Many will discover the close resemblance of Montblanc and Astoria in its iconic black and white.
Montblanc acquired Astoria Pen Company around 1930s as it encountered financial problems and continued to manage it till 1936. The Astoria company was brought back to life again in 2009 and subsequently in 2010 , the trademark rights.
The uniqueness of Astoria is a combination of the special use of Ebonite as a material and the intense and individual hand craftsmanship that goes into every pen. Each and every pen of Astoria is designed and constructed by hand in order to create a unique and individual experience. Even the ink feeders are made from Ebonite in exact detail so that the highest standards of Astoria continued in its tradition.