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The Best Pens for Note-Taking

Aug 17, 2021

Though we live in a digital age, taking notes by hand is still worthwhile. Handwriting encourages slowing down and rephrasing information, which leads to deeper understanding of a subject. Click through for some pen selections that make note-taking effortless

Which TWSBI Fountain Pen Should I Buy?

Aug 3, 2021

TWSBIs are some of the most beloved and talked-about pens in the fountain pen community. The question isn’t whether you should get a TWSBI but simply which TWSBI you should get. To help you answer that question, we’ve created this guide to choosing your perfect TWSBI.

Korean Stationery Brands You Need to Know

Jul 27, 2021

If you’re a stationery lover, you probably know that Korean stationery is on the rise. In this guide, we’ll focus on ten Korean stationery brands that should be on your radar, as well as some of our favorite products that they offer.

How to Disassemble and Reassemble TWSBI Fountain Pens

Jul 20, 2021

One of the great things about TWSBI fountain pens is that they are made to be completely user-serviceable. Learn how to take apart and put together your TWSBI piston- and vacuum-filled pens to keep them in tip-top condition!

The Best Notebooks for Fountain Pens

Jul 13, 2021

We recommend the best notebooks for fountain pens, with specific picks for different binding styles and sizes. Choose from our recommendations, or use our tips to find your perfect fountain pen friendly notebook.

Kaweco Sport: A Comprehensive Guide

Jun 1, 2021

We explore every facet of the iconic Kaweco Sport, from all the available body materials and pen types to the details of each product line.

LAMY Safari: A Comprehensive Guide

May 18, 2021

We go through every detail of the famous LAMY Safari, from the practical design details that set it apart to the colors and sizes available in the fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil versions.

The Best Pens for Journaling

May 18, 2021

If you love to journal, or would like to journal and don’t love it yet, the right pen is key to the experience. We’ve picked out a wide range of smooth-writing pens with archival inks, so read on to find the one that’s a fit for you.

The Best Fountain Pen Paper

May 4, 2021

We’ll show you the best fountain pen friendly paper to bring out the full potential of your fountain pen without unsightly feathering and bleedthrough, and explain what to look for when you make your choice.

The Best Titanium Pens

Apr 20, 2021

Light enough to slip into a pocket and nearly indestructible, a titanium pen is an excellent everyday carry option. In this guide, we’ll explain exactly why titanium is such a prized material for writing instruments, and recommend some of our favorites.

Help, My Fountain Pen Won’t Write!

Apr 6, 2021

Fountain pens are beloved by writers thanks to their smooth ink flow and wide variety of body styles and nib sizes. However, unlike your typical ballpoint or gel pen, they may need a little maintenance to get them working. Read on to learn what to do with a new pen, plus how to fix common issues that keep a pen from writing.

Comparing Fountain Pen Shop Shipping

If you’re anything like most fountain pen users, you probably do a good amount of your shopping online. While some of us may be lucky enough to live near a shop that sells fountain pens, the majority of people do not. Even if you have a pen shop nearby, there are some things that you just won’t be able to find there and will eventually have to do some shopping online.

I make regular purchases online for the various papers I need for the paper sample packs I sell. While I do my best to purchase items locally whenever possible, there are many types of paper that I can only find online. This means that I have quite a bit of experience with many of the shops that are out there. In this article, I want to take a quick look at how each shop’s shipping compares and what their thresholds are for free shipping.

Comparing Fountain Pen Shop Shipping

To “research” this article, I compared purchases that I’ve made over the past 6 months or so from the shops listed below. While I only photographed one shipment from each, many different purchases were factored in to my results. I paid attention to such things as shipping materials used, packing quality and shipping speed. Let’s take a look and see what I found.

One thing I want to point out is that all shops below offer fountain pens, inks and paper/notebooks and carry most of the major brands you would expect. They also all offer ink samples, but in varying brands, prices and sample sizes.

Note: Shops are listed alphabetically.

Anderson Pens

Anderson Pens, in addition to being a major online shop, also has a physical shop in Wisconsin. They also have a major presence at pen shows across the country. I consider them to be one of the more well-rounded shops, offering a good variety of pen, paper and ink brands as well as carrying vintage fountain pens and repair supplies.

Their packages are packed very well. As you can see below, they used a USPS box inside of an USPS envelope, so don’t be scared if you get a bent envelope in your mailbox… the good stuff is safe inside the inner box. Your order will be wrapped in bubble wrap. If you have ordered any ink samples, they’ll be inside a small sealed pouch.

Anderson Pens: The inner box is protected by the outer envelope.

Anderson Pens: Orders are securely wrapped in bubble wrap.

I have never received any damaged items from Anderson. All purchases have shipped within one day of my order being placed. Orders ship from Wisconsin.

Free shipping minimum purchase: $50, AndersonPens.com

Goulet Pens

Goulet Pens is an online-only pen shop and they don’t have much of a presence at pen shows. While they are arguably the biggest pen shop in the country, their selection isn’t as diverse as other shops. They have a limited supply of pen cleaning and tuning supplies, but nothing for vintage pens. Their educational series of videos are helpful and well-known within the pen community.

Orders from Goulet ship with a box inside of an outer envelope, similar to Anderson. Goulet even has branded USPS envelopes! Inside of the box you’ll find your order packed with some inflatable air cushions, a sticker and their trademark sucker. Ink samples are sealed in a pouch.

Goulet Pens: The outer envelope is branded!

Goulet Pens: The inner box keeps things safe.

Goulet Pens: Inside you’ll find your shipment safe and sound.

I have never received any damaged items from Goulet. All purchases have shipped within two days of my order being placed. Orders ship from Virginia.

Free shipping minimum purchase: $88 for November 2020, usually not available, GouletPens.com

Jet Pens

Jet Pens has a huge selection of Japanese stationery items. While they do have some of the more popular non-Japanese brands, their focus is decidedly Japanese. This also means that they carry many products that are harder to find at other shops. They also have many non-fountain pen products such as planner supplies, stickers and washi tape. As far as I know, they have no participation at pen shows.

They ship their orders wrapped in bubble wrap inside of an envelope. Every time I get something from them I fear that my notebooks will be bent or damaged, but this has never happened (other than one notebook with a bent corner that I’m not sure happened in shipping). Still, I find it worrying that even ink samples, while sealed in a bag, are shipped without a rigid box.

Jet Pens: Shipments arrive in an envelope only.

Jet Pens: Each shipment is wrapped in bubble wrap.

Most shipments from Jet Pens have arrived safely, but I have received one notebook with a slightly bent corner. All purchases have shipped within one day of my order being placed. Orders ship from California.

Free shipping minimum purchase: $35, JetPens.com

Vanness Pens

Vanness Pens has a shop in Arkansas and offers a nice variety of items. In addition to the more popular brands that people might look for, Vanness also carries many harder to find ink and paper brands. They are fairly active at pen shows.

Orders from Vanness ship in cardboard boxes packed with paper. Items inside of the box are wrapped in plastic to keep them secured together and prevent them from shifting around. Ink samples are shipped in a sealed plastic bag, but the bottle of ink I ordered was not sealed (although since everything else was wrapped in plastic, they were protected from ink damage if the bottle broke during shipping).

Vanness Pens: Orders ship in cardboard boxes.

Vanness Pens: Inside you’ll find your items secured with packing paper.

I have never received any damaged items from Vanness. Almost every purchase I have made has shipped the same day my order was placed. Orders ship from Arkansas.

Free shipping minimum purchase: $40, changing to $49 on Dec 1, 2020, Vanness1938.com.

Yoseka Stationery

Yoseka Stationery has a shop in Brooklyn, NY, as well as a website where they sell items online. Daisy and Neil have a big focus on items from Japan and offer many unique items that you won’t find anywhere else. I don’t think they have ever participated in a pen show. In addition to fountain pens, inks and papers, they also have a lot of planner supplies such as washi tape, stamps and stickers.

Depending on what I’ve ordered, I have received orders in both shipping envelopes and boxes. Packing is where Yoseka really shines. Every single package that I’ve ever received from them has the products neatly wrapped in kraft paper, sealed in washi tape, and stamped with their logo. Each package also includes a sticker and hand-written note! It truly is a treat to receive a package from Yoseka and their attention to detail makes receiving even the most mundane of notebooks something special.

Yoseka Stationery: Items ship securely packed in either a box or envelope.

Yoseka Stationery: The packing is truly something special.

I have never received any damaged items from Yoseka. Most purchases have shipped within one day of my order being placed. Orders ship from New York.

Free shipping minimum purchase: $40, YosekaStationery.com.

What About Amazon?

If you’ve ever ordered anything from Amazon, you know that while the shipping may be free and fast, the packing leaves much to be desired. Personally, I have received bent notebooks, smashed pen boxes, leaky ink bottles and have seen even worse experiences that people have shared online. While you may save a few dollars ordering from Amazon, the shipping risks are, in my opinion, way too high. I would implore you to order from one of the shops listed above the next time you order something online. Not only will you be sure that it will arrive safely, you’ll also be supporting a small business.

Conclusion

So now you have five very solid options for ordering fountain pen supplies online. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re likely to be able to find it at one of these shops. Not only will you receive your orders quickly, but they’ll also arrive safely.

Still, keep in mind that there are many other shops that I didn’t mention because I don’t have any experience with them. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try other shops if they have something that you’re looking for. I know that many have fairly low free-shipping thresholds, which is always nice.

Finally, I want to leave you with this… if there is something that you’re looking for but can’t find at one of the major shops, dig deeper! Many of the well known shops that I buy paper supplies from have run out and not received replacement items due to COVID-related shipping and supply issues. With a little patience, I have found small shops online who still have items in stock after digging through 3-5 pages of Google search results. Not only has this allowed me to replenish my supply, but I’ve also discovered some new shops that I’ll hopefully get to buy from again!

Brian’s Top 5 Fountain Pens for Newbies – Goulet Pens Blog

Even though it’s been 7 years since I was a complete newbie in the fountain pen world, I still remember very distinctly how incredibly overwhelming all of the options seemed. Especially if you’re shopping online, all of the different pens and their features all sort of seem to blend together and it can be paralyzing. Fountain pens are such a personal thing, and while you don’t always know what will be the ultimate perfect pen for you, it’s best to start out with a reliable writer that is a good introduction to the hobby.

After years of experience using hundreds of different pens and talking with thousands of customers, I have compiled my personal list of what I feel are 5 of the best pens to consider for the newbie just getting into the hobby. While I didn’t use any scientific reasoning, the main criteria I used were value, reliability (especially in writing), and positive reputation.

Here is a bullet-point style run down of my 5 favorite fountain pens for newbies:

Price: $18.99

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Pros:

  • Converter is included
  • Incredible value
  • Nibs have a Japanese nib sizing, one size smaller than a similar European nib
  • Reliable writer
  • Many color choices
  • Durable
  • Nice case included, great for gifting

Cons:

  • Included converter does not show ink level
  • Limited nib options (fine and medium)

Price: $4. 50-5

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Pros:

  • Cartridge/converter is easy to use
  • Eyedropper convertible for large ink capacity
  • Affordable
  • Reliable writer
  • Cap seals great (better than many much more expensive pens)
  • Clear body shows ink level without having to open it up

Cons:

  • Proprietary Platinum cartridge/converter
  • Expensive converter, costs almost twice what the pen does
  • Plastic can break if dropped hard
  • No case/box included with pen

 

Price: $3.30

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Pros:

  • Great performers
  • Convenient, no need to ink up/refill
  • Easiest FP in the world to use, no knowledge required

Cons:

  • Not refillable (unless hacked)
  • Limited ink color options, prefilled
  • Only one nib size (somewhere around a medium)
  • No case/box included with pen

 

Price: $9. 90

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Pros:

  • Converter included
  • Standard international converter/carts, easier to find/replace
  • #6 size nib fits nibs from other brands like Goulet, Edison, Monteverde
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Included converter isn’t fantastic, can be replaced with standard international
  • Heavy pen
  • Limited nib options purchased with the pen, additional nibs must be bought to swap
  • Limited color options
  • No case/box included with pen

 

Price: $29.60

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Pros:

  • Workhorse/durable
  • Reliable
  • Ink window means you can see ink level without opening pen
  • Cartridge/converter
  • Swappable nibs, huge range of sizes (EF, F, M, B, 1.1, 1.5, 1.9)
  • Lots of fun colors

Cons:

  • Most expensive of this group
  • Converter is not included
  • Proprietary Lamy Z28 cartridge/converter
  • Triangular grip is polarizing, some love it and some hate it

 

While there are many other pens that I absolutely enjoy, these ones are the go-to pens that I find best to recommend as an introduction into the fountain pen world. You personally may love or hate them, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on them in the comments below. Do you have any other pens you find are great to start out with? I’d love to hear that, too.

Write On,

Brian Goulet

 

90,000 Exclusive Japanese Pilot Fountain Pens

About the company

Welcome to a world where handwriting is a real pleasure thanks to the use of Japanese pens. After all, they were created in a country where calligraphy was elevated to the rank of art. Everyone knows that no business can be done well with bad tools. We also know that the Japanese try to make everything as user-friendly as possible. This applies not only to electronics, cars and robots.

The pride of our store is Pilot fountain pens. These products can hardly be called simply a writing instrument. Thanks to their design and quality of execution, they have earned worldwide fame even when they were sold only in the territory of their country of origin. They got to other states through connoisseurs who could not deny themselves the pleasure of purchasing fine-writing pens during their visits to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Most firms to promote goods on the foreign market spend a lot of money when conducting an advertising campaign to make the product recognizable and inform potential consumers about its properties.In this sense, Japanese “Pilot” pens reached the countries of America, Europe and the rest of the world in a different way. It was the desire of buyers to use them that became the driving force behind the process.

In our store there are exclusive Pilot pens, which were produced only for sale in the domestic market, therefore they are of value, first of all, for collectors. In addition, we can also find rare rare pens with their own history. For example, “Chalana” was very fond of the “iron lady” – the prime minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990.

However, here you can buy regular high-quality writing utensils from leading Japanese manufacturers. Unlike Pilot, Zebra pens were originally designed to conquer the world. After more than a hundred years have passed since the inception of this idea, we can safely say that the founders of the brand have fully managed to realize their concept. Today “Zebra” is preferred by lovers of multifunctional products and non-standard design solutions.

Japanese manufacturers surprise consumers not only with their original design.For example, Mitsubishi pens are famous, first of all, for the quality of the inks used in them, which are the company’s own development. Their unique properties make it possible to obtain text that is resistant to moisture and fading. And the precision of the writing unit makes it possible to obtain an even and distinct mark, even when using the instrument in motion.

Japanese Pentel pens can be called the real focus of advanced technologies. The reason for this is the fact that this manufacturer accounts for 2/3 of the world’s innovations in the field of stationery. And this despite the fact that the age of the company is relatively small – 64 years old.

In our store you can choose a product, focusing only on your taste. Manufacturers have taken care of the highest quality.

90,000 Review of luxury pens. The best manufacturers of status accessories

When you need to make an elite present to a person who has everything, the choice inevitably falls on souvenirs. Expensive figurines, exclusive paintings, Swiss watches – there are enough options to please a wealthy person.Writing instruments take a significant place in this list. The pen has long ceased to be just a practical accessory. Skillful talents and wealthy companies have transformed such products into true masterpieces that cost thousands of dollars and are exactly right for their price. Among modern manufacturers of elite nibs, the names of the world-beloved Parker, the Italian teams Visconti and Marlen, the Swiss company with Ukrainian roots Davidoff, as well as the revolutionary companies Waterman and Edelberg are familiar. What is special about each brand? What products you should pay attention to when choosing an elite gift, read our review.

Parker – laconic perfection

Parker is one of the most renowned luxury writing accessories companies. Its history dates back to 1888. The secret of success lies in skill and personal desire to improve. The first Parker pen was invented only because Mr. Parker wanted to create a pen that would not leak or dry out.The brand also has the first continuous-flow pen and a product that holds twice as much ink as usual. Another distinctive feature of the company is a large elite assortment. You can buy both a pen type of accessory and a ballpoint one. At the same time, all proposals, without exception, are reliable and as laconic as possible in design, and therefore will perfectly suit a business person.

An excellent example of high quality, elite appearance and reasonable price – DUOFOLD Silver FP F 99 812. This is a pen with a gold nib, silver body and cartridge-converter refilling method.Comfortable. Reliable. Status. A man will appreciate such a surprise, regardless of who will give it – his beloved woman and a promising partner.

Visconti – Italian charm

The main trump card of this brand is respect for tradition. The two founders, Dante del Vecchio and Luggi Poli, are collectors who decided to create their own brand for the production of pens from a material forgotten today – celluloid. This idea became fatal and gave the company worldwide fame.Celluloid is an ecological material that allows you to beautifully play up color fantasies and at the same time guarantees the reliability of the product. Also in the assortment of the brand there are proposals from ivory, bakelite, ebonite, gold and silver. Among the most notable is the Forbidden City collection, which has been in development for over 7 years! There are precious metals, exclusive engravings, and mythical creatures. No less interesting is the Wall Street series, which surprises with buildings in the style of a Manhattan skyscraper.Noteworthy is the limited jewelry edition 64803PDA55DFT. The main highlight of the offer is a silver drawing of a Chinese dragon in filigree technique with gilding. In addition, the elite case of the specimen is covered with a bright red lacquer according to the technology of the Florentine craftsmen. There are only 38 such products in the world. Finally, one of the most amazing models is the erotic Shunga with the image of lovers and special painting. The pen is sold in a mahogany box.

Davidoff – Ukrainian practicality and Swiss talent

This company does not need advertising.Everyone knows the name Zino Davydov. It was this man who at one time created the best cigars in the world. Then the brand’s assortment expanded, and under the name Davidoff, they began to produce cognacs, perfumes, bags and, of course, luxury pens. Everything that can be a great gift for a respected man or a charming woman.
Look for the epitome of elegance, Davidoff 10068. This is a palladium finish ballpoint pen with a striking duo of silver and black. The sample looks discreet and expensive.Deserves to be part of the special collection of a person with excellent taste.

Marlen – a wide range of elegant designs

Italian brand Marlen, created by Mario Esposito and Antonio Esposito, allows you to choose an accessory from almost any material with different ink supply systems. Marlen’s assortment includes gold or silver nibs, titanium products, and models made of ivory or ebony. One of the most notable collections is Aliante, dedicated to the Air Force.The ruler’s pen is a combination of symbolism, noble materials and handcrafted subtlety. Instances used sterling silver, bronze and gold. To buy a ball sample, pen or roller is a personal choice of everyone. In any case, you will receive a true masterpiece. M12.141 can also be attributed to masterpiece creations. The exclusive hand-painted “Last Supper” can hardly be called just a drawing. This is a small example of great art, embodied in a limited edition feather in gold, silver and resin.

Waterman – Innovation in a luxury housing

Waterman is known for its unique design. The Waterman pen uses capillary technology to distribute ink evenly and prevent bleeding or drying out. In addition, this elite accessory has a special elegance. You can buy fashion items from the Audace series, exclusive Serenite d’Art, tetrahedral Exeption, gold and silver Charleston and so on.Particularly noteworthy is the limited edition “The Marks of Time”, which surprises with square sterling silver and vermel cases, complemented by gold peers. In total, a thousand pieces were published, each of which is engraved with its own number.

Edelberg – severity of engraving

The Swiss brand that attracts attention with its details. The peculiarity of the proposals is the unique shapes and curves of the lines.The brand’s accessories fit well in the hand and look status-like. But their main highlight is amazing engravings filled with colored varnish. And austere design. Take a closer look at the Limited Edition Sloop Carbon. If it seems to you that the body is woven from thin black threads, you are mistaken. And even if you are sure that this is just a drawing or a print, you are also wrong. This is a genuine carbon plated stainless steel engraving. Such a ballpoint pen will definitely not go unnoticed. Write a letter or sign important papers – tasks that are just suitable for such an accessory.

The online store 24k.ua offers you an elite assortment of pens from well-known manufacturers. With our accessories you can conquer any heights. Kiev, Odessa or Uzhgorod – you can buy writing utensils in any city by placing an order on our website.

History of the invention of the fountain pen

Pen – writing instrument with which you can leave an ink mark on a surface (usually paper).
There are the following types of pens:
Ballpoint pens ,
Fountain pens ,
Capillary pens ,
Markers ,
Engineering pens ,
Gel (helium) pens .
Ballpoint [price: K3189] pens, fountain pens and helium pens [price: A0711] pens sometimes have erasable ink.

Term and history

Writing pens have been known since antiquity, from about 3000 BC.e., and were carved from reed stems. The English word “pen” (pen, writing pen) comes from the Latin “penna” (bird feather), since goose feathers, which were ground at the root, became widespread. From the VI century BC. NS. feathers have been used for over a thousand years by many civilizations. The best specimens were made from the feathers of swans, turkeys and geese as having the largest feathers in their wings. Archaeological finds in the ruins of Pompeii include bronze versions of feathers, but they did not become widespread until the end of the 18th century.A century later, fountain pens appeared, with a capillary system invented by L.E. Waterman, a New York stationery seller. Laszlo Biro, drawing on the latest techniques for making ball bearings for cars and weapons, added a ball mechanism to the capillaries and introduced the ballpoint pen to the world around 1944. Pentel, a Tokyo-based stationery firm, was the first to introduce the felt-tip pen to the world in 1960.
The Russian term comes from the word “hand”.

Ballpoint pen

Main article: Ballpoint pen
Invented by Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro. In the Argentinean city, where the journalist lived for many years, such pens are called “biom” after him, the eponymous name “biro” is also common in Europe.
Originally intended for the Royal Air Force as the normal fountain pen did not function in aircraft at high altitude.
There are two types of Ballpoint Pens – Disposable and Refillable.

Culture

Since the 1960s, Fischer has developed Space knobs that can operate at zero atmospheric pressure, in zero gravity and extreme temperatures. Prior to development, the American aerospace agency NASA used pencils for its lunar program, but the latter often broke and posed a danger to the astronaut (chips could get into his eye).In addition, wood posed a fire hazard in an oxygen atmosphere. It should be noted that these pens are not the only ones that can be used in space, the regular ballpoint pens also do a good job.

Pens with the ability to erase your own ink

Pens with the ability to erase their own ink with the back end became the “hobbyhorse” from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. Available in blue, black and red ink. Pens have almost disappeared from use due to the poor quality of ink, not guaranteed “wear” and the lack of a specific field of application.

Pen computer

A special manipulator, which looks like a pen, allows you to enter handwritten data into a computer. Further, the entered images can be interpreted by an optical character recognition system. See Light pen, Graphic tablet, Touch screen.

History of writing instruments (writing instruments)

It is a little over 6,000 years old, marked by milestones leading to a change in technology and methods, and in a summary looks like this:
Around 3000-4000 BC.NS.
A person scratches a damp clay tablet with a bronze or bone stick.
Around 3000 BC NS.
Egyptians begin to use images in their writings. The papyrus scroll is inscribed with thin reed brushes or feathers
1300 BC NS.
The Romans used thin sheets of wax on wooden tiles and metal nibs for writing. Written with the other end of the nib is erased.
Middle Ages
In addition to parchment, the Anglo-Saxons use tiles filled with wax. They write with metal or bone pens, in which one end is sharpened, and the other is used for erasing.
AD 600-1800
Europeans have discovered that using a sharpened nib changes the style of writing (handwriting). At first, they only use capital letters, but later, uppercase ones appear to increase the speed of writing. Fountain pen (quill pen) (first introduced in Seville, Spain) was used as a writing instrument from AD 600 to 1800.
1790s
Slate pencil independently invented in France and Australia.
1800-1850
A metal fountain pen was patented in 1803, but the patent was not used commercially. Steel nibs entered public use in the 1830s. In the 19th century, metal pens completely replaced goose feather pens. In the 1850s, the use of goose nibs declined markedly when the quality of steel handles improved, starting to make nibs from heavy alloys with the addition of iridium, rhodium, and osmium.
1844
Lewis Edson Waterman, insurance agent, invented the first real fountain pen .
1888-1916
The invention of the operating principle of the ballpoint pen officially dates back to the late 19th century. John Loud received a patent in 1888, and Van Vechten Reisberg in 1916. Unlike the rest of the patents, these were used commercially.
1940s
The invention of the modern ballpoint pen is attributed to Joseph (Laszlo) and George Biro (see.above). In the summer of 1943, the first industrial prototypes were made. The patent rights were bought by the British Parliament. Ballpoint pen was used by the military during World War II because it was more comfortable and more durable than a fountain pen.
1945
The ballpoint pen entered the US market. The pen was marketed as “the first pen to write underwater.” The success was dizzying. One from the departments of a major department store in New York sold more than 10,000 pens during lunch on October 29, 1945.
1953
The first low-cost ballpoint pens came about when the French Baron Bich, BIC Co, which makes ballpoint pens , significantly reduced production costs through process improvements.
1960s
In Japan, the felt-tip pen was invented (see above). In the 1960s, markers hit the American market and take over. Following the success of markers, pen production is overgrown with departments for the production of any of their modifications, including markers.
1980-1990
Rollerski. Rollerballs were introduced in the early 1980s. Unlike the thick ink used in a regular ballpoint pen, rollerballs have a moveable ball and liquid ink to produce a smoother line on the paper. Technological advances in the late 1980s and early 1990s have significantly improved skaters in all respects.
1990s-…
Grips with rubberized surfaces that reduce pressure on the grip are gaining public acceptance.
1997…
RingPen pens are launched into mass production (see above). These pens are designed for writing without pressing the pen with three fingers.

90,000 The 7 most expensive pens in the world – Jewelery Mag

Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Royal LeGrand Pen

Gone are the days when the pen (fountain pen or ballpoint pen) was only used for writing. For example, Parker pens have long been a status item and talk about the owner’s income level and his position in society.

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But today, writing instruments can be approached from a new, unexpected, side – as a safe investment of money. There are pens in the world, the place for which is exclusively in private collections, because the cost of some of them is calculated in tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the rarest precious masterpieces more expensive than a million dollars.

Ripple HRH Limited Edition by Visconti

$ 57,000

Our rating of the most expensive (and precious) pens begins with the product of the Italian company Visconti. Released in just 39 pieces, the Ripple HRH boasts an exquisite two-tone gold nib, 18K white gold case and a pattern set with 650 fine-clarity diamonds (VS / VVS). The individual elements of the handle are made of black jewelry resin.

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It is noteworthy that the creators of the pen thought not only about external data, but also about ease of use: two tanks with ink were placed inside at once. The cost of a unique piece is $ 57,000.

Boheme Royal Pen by Montblanc

$ 150,000

Although diamonds are “girls’ best friends,” men often have great sympathy for them. Take a look at the Montblanc Boheme Royal Pen, for example, and try to say that it doesn’t make a lasting impression on you!

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The “Royal Pen” inlaid with 1430 diamonds, firstly, fully justifies its name, and, secondly, it is clearly created for a person who is not afraid to draw too much attention to himself.The case material is 18K platinum-plated gold, the Montblanc logo is adorned with 19 diamonds and even a gem sparkles on the clip.

Considering the precious filling, the Boheme Royal Pen’s $ 150,000 price tag seems almost to be expected.

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Platinum Solitaire Serpent Limited Edition 1906 from Montblanc

Meisterstuck Solitaire Royal LeGrand from Montblanc

$ 175,000

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of our life, Montblanc continues to produce pens that rival collector’s cars in terms of exclusivity and value.One of them is Meisterstuck Solitaire Royal LeGrand or Diamond Solitaire for short.

The stunning pen was put up for sale at Bonhams & Butterfields with a price tag of $ 175,000. The surface of the Meisterstuck Solitaire Royal LeGrand is set with 4600 diamonds, and the case itself is made of 18K yellow gold. The cap is encrusted with 7 more diamonds.

Boheme Papillon from Montblanc

201 555 dollars

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The cost of one Boheme Papillon is 180,000 euros (slightly more than 200,000 dollars). The source of inspiration was nature in general and delicate butterflies in particular. The masters tried to recreate the beauty of these amazing and graceful creations in a pen.

There are a total of 6 items in this series. Half of them are richly decorated with sapphires and diamonds. The stones are arranged in three rows on the case, which, according to the creators, emphasizes the diversity and beauty of nature. And the second half should, according to the idea, emphasize the naturalness of natural beauty, therefore there are fewer precious stones on them, but the color of the product is better visible.White, pink and yellow gold were used for the manufacture of the case.

La Modernista Diamonds by Caran d’Ache

$ 265,000

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The La Modernista Diamonds pen was created by a Swiss company in 1999 as a tribute to the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. It took jeweler Robert Perron six months to create this piece. The main material is Wesselton diamonds. There are more than 5000 of them on the case.

In 1999, the cost of the pen was $ 265,000, and since this price was a record, this event was entered into the Guinness Book of Records.The La Modernista Diamonds nib is crafted from rhodium-plated white gold. The cap of the pen is embellished with a monogram using 96 rubies.

Mystery Masterpiece from Van Cleef & Arpels and Montblanc

$ 700,000

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This unique piece was created by professionals from two companies Van Cleef & Arpels and Montblanc. The reason for the joint work of the German and French companies in 2006 was the 100th anniversary of the existence of both companies.

There are only 9 pieces of the Mystery Masterpiece pen. Three of them are decorated with rubies, three with sapphires, and the rest with emeralds. A full year of continuous work has been spent on each pen. In addition to colored gemstones, the Mystery Masterpiece is adorned with 840 diamonds.

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