Fonderie 47 founder Peter Thum helping to decommission seized AK-47s in Africa

How Fonderie 47 Transforms AK-47s Into Luxury Watches, Jewelry, And Pens (Video)

Fonderie 47 uses metal from AK-47s that they decommission in Africa to create parts for its products; the idea is to turn a tool of violence into a symbolic and inspiring luxury object, giving clients not only the feeling they are doing something good for the world, but seeing to it that they are actually doing good for the world.

Fonderie 47 Cross Peerless Collector’s Edition Pen

Fonderie 47 Cross Peerless Collector’s Edition Pen Saves One Life At A Time

The Cross Peerless Fonderie 47 Collector’s Edition rollerball pen follows a limited edition fountain pen. And it, too, transforms an object of disdain into an element of hope, incorporating a bit of blackened steel from a melted-down AK-47 into the design of its cap crown. To further the message, the side of the pen’s cap reveals the unique serial number of the gun that was taken out of circulation and used to embellish the special edition pen. Its price makes it an ideal holiday gift!

Ticking away: Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle in white gold

Forget Ploughs To Ploughshares: Fonderie 47 Transforms AK-47s Into Haute Horlogerie (Archive)

“A mechanical Swiss watch was the first thing on the drawing board for Fonderie 47,” says co-founder Peter Thum. “Work on this project had begun even before I filed the papers to set up the company; I knew that it would take us a long time to do this and it would be pivotal for us to make this watch.”

Peerless Fonderie 47 fountain pen by Cross for Fonderie 47

The Pen That Is Mightier Than The Sword: Fonderie 47’s Exclusive Collaboration With Cross

Following on from the amazing Inversion Principle timepiece, Fonderie 47 now introduces the Peerless Fonderie 47 pen by Cross. The limited edition Fonderie 47 pen is characterized by gold interspersed with black elements made of re-purposed steel from destroyed AK-47s from Africa that are melted down in Fonderie 47’s foundry in Brooklyn.