For the pen collectors on your list this holiday season, you must first determine if they value vintage pens or contemporary, limited-edition releases.
The sophomore release by up-and-coming British goldsmith Jack Row, the Jaali Collection (www.jackrow.com
During World War I, as fighting spread to northern Italy, the 15th-century Villa Cà Erizzo Luca in Bassano del Grappa became a barracks for Red Cross ambulance drivers.
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression.
Paulo Coelho has received the pen makers’ version of a Pulitzer: a pen honoring one of his books.
The Asian decorative art of maki-e is an ancient one, involving intricate designs created from thin layers of gold dust (or other metallic powder) coated in lacquer from an urushi tree.
Jack Row—a 26-year-old goldsmith in Birmingham, England—made his debut in the luxury pen market last year with Architect, a collection of fascinating intricacy and modernity.
David Oscarson, the irreverent St. Louis pen maker, is known to produce designs based on themes such as the Mayan apocalypse.
Although Faber-Castell’s history spans more than 250 years, the German maker of pens and pencils continues to innovate.
Andrew Jackson demonstrated that he was indeed "a man of the people"—and not another member of the Eastern elite who had been elected president—by opening his 1829 inaugural reception at
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, which first found success in the mid-1800s manufacturing marine chronometers, celebrated its nautical heritage by collaborating with Italian pen maker Vis
Jack Row Exclusive Writing Instruments debuted its inaugural design, Architect (www.jackrow.com), in October at Harr
Caps shaped liked a feminine neckline and engraved with the double-G royal monogram reference the inspiration for the Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco collection (
In the early 20th century, Japanese fountain pen maker Namiki was faced with a dilemma; merchants proudly displayed the company’s pens in shop windows, but they also complained th
The commander of the angels, the archangel Michael, appears on the barrel of the Tibaldi Sanctus Michael Archangelus (www
The cross-grained olive wood used in the Graf von Faber-Castell Elemento Collection (www.faber-castell.us) refe
For his new book about Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI is using Faber-Castell pencils to write his original draft.
Since 1992, Montblanc has honored tastemakers from Augustus to Andrew Carnegie in its Patron of Art series of writing instruments.
The inspiration was rather esoteric: The Visconti Golden Man HRH (+39.055.45652.31, www.visconti.it) pays t
Each year, the artisans of Graf von Faber-Castell produce a writing instrument using an unusual material, such as horsehair or satinwood.
Muhammad Ali has always understood the value of words. In an interview before the boxing legend’s 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle," Ali taunted George Foreman by saying, "If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize."