…Young like the river after the rain, ancient like its course…

Grifos has been in the world of handmade writing instruments for over three decades. Our expertise lies in the artistic craftsmanship of silver, skillfully combined with other exquisite materials such as fossilized wood or luxurious salmon leather, resulting in refined and elegant writing instruments.
Situated in Piedmont, our workshop is where we meticulously create different types of writing instruments, including fountain pens, rollerball pens, ballpoint pens, and pencils of various styles. We offer a wide range of customization options, combining our extensive experience with the unique preferences of each client. Our silver pens are adorned with intricate guilloché patterns, a technique deeply rooted in the ancient artistry of Master Fabergé.

What sets our work apart is the harmonious blend of traditional craftsmanship with modern technologies, enabling us to cater to a diverse clientele. Whether you seek collectible pens or require pens in large or medium quantities, we have the capacity to fulfill your requests.

We are dedicated to providing our customers with technically flawless writing instruments. Every stage of production undergoes rigorous quality control, from material processing to the careful packaging of each pen for shipment.
Customer care is of utmost importance to us. In the event of wear or accidental damage, we offer swift replacement or repair services for damaged components.
We are not only craftsmen in creating pens but also in providing personalized, high-quality customer service – always ready to respond to all your requests and needs.


Year 1000. Northern Italy finds itself within the Sacred Roman Empire, a land embroiled in battles and bloody raids. Amidst the chaos, only a few places, nestled in the heart of history and art, manage to preserve the seeds of a promising but distant Renaissance future. One such place is the Saint Benedict Abbey.
Year 1979. A millennium has passed since this treasure narrowly escaped destruction. During restoration work on an 18th-century church floor, a remarkable polychrome mosaic is discovered, adorned with numerous tesserae. Meanwhile, in a nearby junior high school, another school year comes to a close. On a sunny May afternoon, unexpected news shatters the tranquility of a Latin class, instantly rousing our curiosity.
Quickly seizing the opportunity, our professor turns this event into a live history lesson. It’s hard to believe that twenty inquisitive teenagers become the first, after centuries, to tread upon those tiny tesserae. The sight is breathtaking—a pair of rampant griffons, their eyes half-open, exude a proud and cunning gaze. “Alius ex alio… one for the other.”
Year 2000. A thousand years have elapsed since the creation of that dreamlike mosaic. Those twenty young individuals are now adults, scattered across the globe by the currents of life. Through this collection of fine writing instruments, I hope to convey the immeasurable significance of history, art, and dreams—a tribute to those teenagers and, especially, to the men who forged the art of writing, preserving it for centuries.
So, “alius ex alio”—one for the other, propelling us forward. Together, we dare to venture further, turning each page of our shared journey.

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