Conklin Israel 75 Diamond Jubilee Fountain Pen – Extra Fine Point – NEW in Box. Israel is a sacred land that represents spiritual and religious identity. It is not just a country but a symbol of important cultural values of national and universal significance to its people. 75 years ago on the 14th of May 1948, Israel declared independence and regained its natural birth right; a sovereign Jewish state, by which those who live within its borders can be liberated from persecution, be free to express their culture openly, and to practice their religion fully without hindrance or fear. Many have aspired, and fought to have a land in which to call their own again, to return to Zion and the Land of Israel. There are scores of people to thank for their aide in the establishment of Israel, but none quite like Theodore Herzl. He was a journalist and writer who sought to form a Jewish state in the Land of Israel by spreading his ideas through pamphlets and later a book, gaining international attention and popularizing political Zionism. Through his words, he single handedly unified the Jews and brought to light the injustices inflicted on his people. Though he died long before its establishment, Herzl is considered to be a father of the State of Israel. Conklin® is proud to introduce the Israel 75 Anniversary Diamond Jubilee (a special anniversary celebration) Limited Edition 1948 Collection, a revitalized design of a vintage Conklin classic, a fountain pen, a rollerball and a ballpoint collection. Exceptionable to look at and even better in hand, the Israel 75 is as unique as it is stunning. Machined to perfection and scrupulously hand-polished, the Israel 75 body features one of a kind high-graded blue and white resin, olive wood, and is then adorned with striking chrome accents along the overlay, clip and rings. Made with elaborate attention to details, each writing instrument is a visual representation of the country. Beautiful satin chrome plated overlay out of which a design is carved, showing the custom-made resin underneath displays main symbols of cultural values: words Israel and (Israel in Hebrew); a dove and an olive branch, recognized throughout the world as a token of peace; the seven-branched Menorah, symbolizing the seven days of Creation; the Hebrew word Shalom, meaning “Peace” (one of harmony and contentment, in complete peace); the Torah, representing the core of the Jewish spiritual and religious tradition. Located along the olive wood top of the cap is an intricately engraved coin with the Star of David encircled by the Shema Yisrael (the centerpiece of the daily morning and evening prayer services) that reads Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. The clip is etched with a grape vine design on it as a symbol of the Tree of Life. The band of Israel 75 incorporates the sacred Western Wailing Wall (Kostel in Hebrew), long believed to be the sole remains of the Second Temple, that stood in Jerusalem for over 2000 years as well as a numerical reference to the 75th anniversary years: number 75 and i n H e b r e w numerology. Each pen is a unique piece of art. Conklin Israel 75 Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Fountain Pen Specifications. Numbered Edition: 1948 pieces. Pen Material: one of a kind high-graded blue and white resin, olive wood. Nib: #6 Jowo Stainless Steel or #6 Jowo 14K Gold. Ink Capacity: ink cartridge & ink converter holds 0.6 ml of ink each. Made luxury gift box with and explicitly designed sleeve. AUTHENTIC & GENUINE PRODUCTS. We are an authorized dealer for all the brands we carry. We do not sell imitations of any sort and only carry genuine, original brand name writing instruments and accessories. Please refer to your local import laws for details. We strive for your ultimate satisfaction. We cannot accept opened and used bottles of ink, ink cartridges, used notebooks, engraved pens or pen cleaning supplies. When you receive any new fountain pen, we recommend to inspect it thoroughly and if necessary, lightly dip the nib tip in washable ink to test it. Make sure all of your auctions have ended prior to checking out.