The Conway Stewart Wellington Waterloo Edition has been issued in an exclusive limited edition to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Duke of Wellington’s defining battle with Napoleon at Waterloo in June 1815.
This edition in mottled Prussian Blue acrylic is limited to just 50 pens and each one will be accompanied by a special Certificate of Authenticity confirming the edition number. Each pen will be supplied in a Conway Stewart black leather presentation box which may be converted to an elegant desk display stand.
The Battle of Waterloo – Background and history Just over 200 years ago, on 18 June 1815, the coalition armies of Great Britain, Prussia, Netherlands and Hanover, under the leadership of the Duke of Wellington, faced Napoleon’s French army at Waterloo, some 15 km south of Brussels, in a battle that was to end Napoleon’s rule as Emperor and determine the shape of Europe for the next 100 years. This magnificent Conway Stewart Wellington Waterloo Edition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the momentous battle and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the edition number of your pen.
Napoleon’s wish to become Emperor of Europe had very quickly started to become a reality after his return to France from exile in Elba. Within days, he had been able to raise an army of over 300,000 men and was intent on driving the British into the North Sea and over-run the Prussians before turning his attention to Austria and Russia.
His ambition, however, came to an end at Waterloo where the British forces, ably supported by the Prussians under the command of Field Marshall Blucher, proved to be far too resiliant for the overstretched French army. The coalition forces drove the French back in disarray and eventually arrived in Paris where they restored King Louis XVIII to the throne. Napoleon surrendered and was exiled to the remote island of St Helena where he died in 1821.
Available as a Fountain Pen
With a choice of Fine, Medium or Broad 18ct gold Flag nibs. Each pen is housed in a Conway Stewart black leather presentation box which also serves as a showcase pen stand for your desk.
In addition to selecting the nib width; you may further customise your nib to match your writing style, choosing from:
- Left Oblique
- Right Oblique
Our nib wright who is one of the UK’s most experienced will undertake the work to your exact specification
You may select one of our Conway Stewart 18ct gold nibs to be fitted to your fountain pen. They have been acclaimed by many of our customers for their ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing experience. Each nib is embossed with the Conway Stewart emblem.
The Conway Stewart Wellington Waterloo Edition has a dual filling system. It is fitted with a converter (reservoir) which allows the user to draw ink from a bottle or alternatively, you may remove the converter and use standard European ink cartridges. All our fountain pens come with 2 complimentary cartridges so you can start to use it immediately. If you prefer to use bottled ink, we recommend our own range of high quality ink, made in England and available in a range of colours.
Length Closed: 140mm
Length Posted: 178mm
Length of Barrel incl nib: 129mm
Length of Cap: 65mm
Diameter of Barrel: 13.5mm
Diameter of Cap: 16mm