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European Pens – Guide

Unique German pens

Kaweco Pens

MADE IN: Germany SINCE: 1889 PRICE: €15 – €85
As a company that has been producing pens for more than a century it is still seen as a hidden gem for buyers outside Europe. For those who know it, these are classic pens that stand out due to their shape and functionality.
Their Sport range (invented in 1911) is famous for its design, and compact size that expands when writing. These days the company has twenty series, all of them, of course, made in Germany.

INTERESTING STORY

Kaweco patented Safety Fountain Pen design in 1911. A concept that then spread around the world.

My personal favourite is STEEL Sport range which features outstanding looking pens made out of extremely durable steel. It has something ultimately powerful and timeless about it.

www.kaweco-pen.com

Picture credits go to Kaweco.

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German made quality pen aluminium pen scientific pen from Germany

rOtring Pens

MADE IN: Germany SINCE: 1923 PRICE: €5 – €90
These are pens for people who appreciate or need to achieve precision. For most of us, it can offer pens for daily use with very fine tip, craftsmanship, long-lasting aluminium casing and unique retracting mechanism. But it’s core strength is actually in technical pens. Graphic fineliners, Isograph and Rapidograph pens are used by artists, scientists and architects.

INTERESTING STORY

rOtring Initial Fountain Pen is equipped with a special Air Pressure Compensation System (APC) which enables the user to write smoothly on journeys by air.

www.rotring.com

Picture credits go to rOtring.

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Calligraphy gift set Calligraphy set Fountain pen Calligraphy box from Germany

Online calligraphy fountain pen sets

MADE IN: Germany PRICE: €69 – €150
Calligraphy pens from the legendary company, made in Germany. It is a relatively young company founded in 1991. But they follow the same German values: quality with no compromises. Founded by a couple of former teachers the company is now recognised and sold in 56 countries worldwide.

INTERESTING STORY

The founders have developed an app helping kids to learn how to write. Now they even have created video tutorials for calligraphy writing, led by famous calligraphists.

For finer experience find the pens made from rare rosewood or the ones that use real pearls.

www.online-pen.de/en/

Picture credits go to Online.

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Artisan made dip pen Nib pen writing set

Bortoletti Dip Pen and writing sets

MADE IN: Italy, Venice PRICE: €35 – €150
These are exceptional artisan made dip pens, made in Italy. Metal parts are handcrafted from bronze or silver, while the colourful part is actually a world-famous Murano glass. Four Bortoletti brothers started making these pens to celebrate Italian craftsmanship and historical skills passed from father to son.

INTERESTING STORY

Murano glass pens highlight the ultimate Italian heritage. Pens are crafted in Italy and Murano glass has originated from Venice region, since 1291.

It is quite unique to see one company producing metal parts, Murano glass, wooden accessories and even pen nibs. For that reason, nib pen set is so special. Every part is crafted by the same artisan team.

Although the making process is using ancient artisan skills the design has been brought to the current days by two artists Elio Martella and Agostino Venturini.

www.bortoletti.com

Picture credits go to Bortoletti.

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Cleave Royal Logo english custom made pen Luxury pen made in England English custom made pen

Cleave

This is a company with true Royal relationships, literally. Known for making custom royal Insignia, Objects d’Art and state gifts, they serve the requirements of Royalties and state institutions from more than 40 countries. All pens are custom created to celebrate special ocassions or anniversaries.

INTERESTING STORY

The company’s address is 1 Buckingham Place SW1E 6HR. Which is located just around the corner from the word famous Buckingham Palace, where Queen of England and her family lives.

Pens are made by a team of craftsmen who have perfected their skills

in metal turning, engraving and vitreous enameling to create these distinctive pens.

FACTS

MADE IN: England ESTABLISHED IN: TBC PRICE: custom orders only

www.cleave.com

Picture credits to Cleave.

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