The Writers Edition 2015 is dedicated to Leo Tolstoy, and is the second Russian writer who is revered by Montblanc. In 1997, in the same series appeared Fyodr Dostoevsky.
For the first time, there appears next to the regular editions a more limited version, made in a limited edition of 1868 pieces, referring to the year his book "War and Peace" appeared.
Count Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) was a Russian writer, philosopher and political thinker who wrote mainly novels and short stories. He is best known for his realistic novels War and Peace (1868) and Anna Karenina (1877), which are regarded as two of the best books of world literature.
Yasnaya Polyana, the family home, where Tolstoy was born and where he lived with his wife and children, was the inspiration for the Montblanc Limited Edition Leo Tolstoy. The distinctive round pillars at the entrance of the estate are reflected in the form of the clip top where the white Montblanc emblem is embedded in.
Tolstoy's philosophy of working the land by hand is reflected in the hammered gold barrel. The cap has a fine guilloche pattern and is provided with a transparent beautiful blue lacquer, the bottom of the barrel and the piston knob are made of wood. The end of the barrel is accented with a malachite gemstone.
The colors chosen are consistent with the covers of his first major works and in the colors of his writing room. All fittings are gold plated, the motif on the pen is a traditional Russian pattern in which peasant smocks were often decorated. Tolstoy himself always wore a smock (which he often made himself) because he really wanted to live the life of a simple farmer.
In this Writer's Edition, the signature of the author is engraved on the side of the cap. The 18k gold bi-color nib features an engraving of the portrait of Tolstoy. The fountain pen is equipped with a solid piston filler mechanism.