Montegrappa Warriors Viking – Limited Edition
Fact and fantasy converge for the second instalment in Montegrappa’s boundary-breaking Warriors series. Advanced engineering fuses with imagination and museum-grade craftsmanship for the all-new Viking.
In 2018, our debut Warriors series edition stunned the luxury world. Half pen, half working miniature: Samurai promptly earned accolades across the industry – including a Best of the Best Award from Robb Report. Now, Viking recaptures Samurai’s most exclusive appointments, while going to even greater extremes to challenge the conventions of writing instrument design.
The image of the ultimate Viking warrior is cemented in legend, literature and popular culture. For this newest non plus ultra creation, our team of artisans has blended military lore and Norse mythology to recapture a figure that spread fear across the Northern latitudes more than a millennium ago.
Intricate ornamentation features on every surface of Viking’s battledress, with shiny vermeil accents in 18K Yellow and Rose Gold providing luxurious contrast to his burnished metal body. Complex, interlaced Borre and Jelling designs provided challenging motifs for Montegrappa’s masters of fretwork and lost-wax casting. From his filigree winged helmet down to his dragon-emblazoned boots, decades of training have gone into Viking’s creation.
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Woolungasaurus (Woo-lun-gah-sore-us) was an elasmosaurid plesiosaur, the group that are noted for having particularly long necks typified by the type genus Elasmosaurus. Out of this large sub group of plesiosaurs, Hydralmosaurus from North America is thought to be one of the most similar to Woolungasaurus. Another elasmosaurid plesiosaur that Woolungasaurus would have shared its waters with however is Eromangasaurus. The long necks of elasmosaurid plesiosaurs like Woolungasaurus are thought to have afforded them extra reach so that they could catch fish in their mouths. In Woolungasaurus the mouth had up to forty long but relatively thin teeth that were perfect for piercing the soft bodies of fish. However these teeth were next to useless for shearing the flesh into bite sized pieces, so Woolungasaurusprobably swallowed prey whole, indicating a specialisation into smaller fish species. Additionally Woolungasaurus probably swallowed small stones for use as gastroliths to break down the harder prey parts like bone, something that seems to have been the norm in plesiosaurs. Although a large marine reptile in its own right, Woolungasaurus would have been a potential prey item for large predatory pliosaurs such as Kronosaurus, which were also active in the same waters that Woolungasaurus swam in.
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