Even though the script for The Expendables was a far cry from the prose quality of For Whom the Bells Toll, author Sylvester Stallone can now lay claim to a piece of the pen company made famous by journalist and author Ernest Hemingway.

Since 1912, Montegrappa in Bassano del Grappa, Italy has been making ornate pens for those who “can’t live without the emotions inspired by the feel of a crafted writing instrument between their fingers, responding to their delicate movements.” As part of the deal, Stallone will also act as brand ambassador and provide creative input on the design of 2011 models.

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