The 153 Fisherman Pen is specially handcrafted to commemorate the visit of Pope Francis to Korea in Aug. 2014 by Korea's reputable writing tool company, Monami, established in 1960.
The 153 ballpoint pen is the very first ballpoint pen of Korea. The name of the pen comes from the Gospel of John 21:11, “Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net ashore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken.” This pen has been loved by the people of Korea for over 50 years.
The design of the fisherman catching fish with a net is inspired by cathedral stained glass. The body of the pen is handcrafted in pure silver and formed into a hexagon. The ceramic and white gold inlay reflects a jewel-like quality in color and intensity. The pen case is handcrafted in wood through a unique manufacturing process using organic paint to enhance durability and provide luxurious appeal.
This product was designed by Master Artisan Gwang-su Son, who was selected as a master in fine gems and metal work by the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Employment and Labor. Numerous jewelry and metal crafted items have been designed by Master Artisan Son, including the Nobel Peace Prize commemorative medal designed for the President of Korea