Montegrappa was based for over a century in its home of Bassano del Grappa and located a mere 80km from Venice. The proximity of this remarkable city and the grandeur of its architecture add to the significance of a pen whose form was inspired by both. A generously-sized writing instrument demonstrating perfect balance the Ducale is a joy to hold and a delight with which to write. Consisting of a rollerball a ballpoint and a fountain pen Ducale pens are manufactured from black resin and trimmed with a choice of palladium or rose gold-plated or in a pearly Emperador Brown resin offered with rose gold-plated trim. The Emperador Brown resin has a partially translucent quality to the resin. The fountain pen is available with fine medium or broad nibs as best suits the writing style of the user. As with all Montegrappa pens the clip terminates in the signature ball to facilitate easy removal from or insertion into one's pocket.