Mechanical pencil is handcrafted in our silversmith atelier in Aosta Valley, Italy. Solid sterling mechanical pencil is engraved with vintage guillochè pattern. The pencil is upgraded with twist mechanism to expose or to retract the .5mm lead. We use international standard graphite charger by Schmidt technology, Germany - worldwide leaders and highly qualified experts in manufacturing writing mechanisms easily found to be changed in stationary shops all over the world. We ship the ball point pen encased in a made-in-Italy pen gift box with the authentic origin certificate.