Now based in Yerevan, Armenia BENU's story began in 2016 and they now have many unique and vibrant collections within their range, perfect for those seeking to add some colour and playfulness to their desk.
The BENU Talisman collection seeks to immerse us in the realm of folklore, myth and legend and share with us elements and tokens that are believed to bring us positive things such as love, luck, protection or money.
When you first hear the word edelweiss, the majority of us will think of the song from the 1965 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, the Sound of Music. However this BENU Talisman fountain pen is inspired by an edelweiss of a different kind, the small flowering variety often found at high altitudes on rocky mountains.
Belonging to the daisy or sunflower family, the edelweiss has a snowy white, star-shaped flower almost velvet to the touch. Traditional Swiss lore dictates that by gifting an edelweiss flower to a loved one you are showing your dedication which derives from the fact that the flower blooms in some of the toughest alpine conditions in the world. You could say this hardy, white flower doesn’t just bloom but thrives in these conditions.
Farmers have historically believed that the flower carries healing properties and have burned it as they believed the smoke could treat problems with their cows’ udders. The smoke has also been believed to drive away evil spirits from peoples’ homes and farms.
To find out more about edelweiss you can read on here.
In order to really capture the essence of this talisman, BENU have created a stunning pen which has a black base adorned with heaps of glimmering white and silver resin and shimmering sparkles. To add the extra touch of magic this pen has powdered edelweiss petals actually infused into its resin! Check out the accompanying video to find out more about edelweiss and how this pen was made.
Disclaimer: BENU don't claim that this item or the substance added to the material has any real supernatural power. This collection and the pens in it were created as a tribute to the ancient myths, legends, and tales that we used as inspiration for the design.
Material: High quality resin
Clip material: Stainless steel
Length capped: 13.8 cm/5.43 inches
Cap: Screw on, the cap can be posted
Nib: #6 Schmidt stainless steel
Available nib width: F, M, B
Refill: Standard large international size converter & ink cartridge (72 mm/2.8 inches)
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