Description S.T. Dupont has launched two spectacular writing instruments for the 2021 holiday season, the Line D Sunburst and Starburst collections, a USA exclusive edition. The pens showcase S.T. Dupont’s expert ability to apply natural lacquer to writing instruments of the highest quality. Each writing instrument is crafted entirely at the S.T. Dupont factory in Faverges, France and is made utilizing ancient Japanese and Chinese techniques. Each pen passes through a two-stage production process. First, up to 9 Layers of sumptuous natural lacquer are hand painted to the brass barrel of each pen, the result is a pearl like shimmer and a luxurious finish that is resistant to shocks, scratches and even fire. Once this base lacquer is polished and prepared, the second stage involves spraying an additional pearlescent lacquer in small spurts to give the pens unique ‘burst’ effect. The S.T. Dupont Line D Large Starburst Blue fountain pen features a barrel and cap made of deep blue natural lacquer with silver pearlescent spray accented by palladium trim, with a gorgeous 14k gold nib. The Line D fountain pen has been recently remodeled with a new, bold blazon on the articulated clip, an enhanced Dupont 'D' in the crown of the cap and a perfectly balanced shape for exceptional writing. The pen cap closes with Dupont's iconic 'cling' and features a fluted grip section for a superb writing experience.