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In the 1900s Stipula had a few very interesting line of pens and also manufactured pens on commission for several Italian brands such as Gucci, Pineider and Tibaldi, just to mention a few.

Stipula’s most appreciated model was the Etruria fountain pen which was manufactured in several versions, both as piston filler and as converter/cartridge filler, in celluloid and acrylic.

Etruria’s main features have remained unchanged over the years, with a typical high relief cap band ( which can be silver, vermeil, or solid gold, too) decorated with leaves as well as the clip with a typical design and the outline of small leaves, too.

1990’s Etruria models can be found either with gold, steel or titanium nibs, according to the line of production.

The name Etruria is the ancient name of the Etruscan Area (in central Tuscany) where the Etruscan population thrived since the Villanovian period (ninth century B.C.). The Etruscans developed their civilization and culture in the area stretching between the Arno and the Tevere river with a complex political structure centered on a city-state network with a very rigid hierarchy.

Their influence and contribution to the Roman culture was immense.

The reference to the Etruscan represents Stipula’s choice to celebrate its Tuscan origins and its deep connection with the territory and its culture.

This Stipula Oversize is a very fascinating writing instrument. The satin finish of the clip and the foliated cap band perfectly matches the amber color of the cap and barrel. The  steel nib special nib with the vertical cut, offers a very pleasant responsiveness and a certain amount of flexibility.

The pen is 15 cm long.