Though the Montagues (and Capulets) were creations of Shakespeare, the culture and history they are based on is very much real. The design of this gorgeous pen is based on Venetian Gothic, a style originating in 14th century Venice and given to an architectural style combining use of the Gothic arch with Byzantine and Moorish architectural influences. The cap features bands of small pointed lancet arches flanking larger, more teardrop shaped Morish influenced arches. The pen tip also features the lancet arches while the pen top includes a quatrefoil window design. The pen is constructed from heavy-duty components that provide a bit of heft and a substantial writing feel. Includes a Parker style refill for smooth writing performance. Plus, The rustic, authentic look of this antique brass will pair beautifully with any wood blank. We've taken quality brass plating and chemically darkened it to simulate aged brass, which results in a gorgeous, long lasting brown plating with golden undertones.