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Jack Row Debuts Mirage Collection of Writing Instruments and Cuff Links
Last month, Birmingham, England’s Jack Row —the innovative young maker of writing instruments and accessories whose 2012 release Architect took home...
Montegrappa’s New Miya Carbon Pen Combines Tradition with Innovation
Montegrappa’s Miya line of writing instruments, which was previously available in sterling-silver and celluloid versions, recently welcomed a new...
Omas Pays Tribute to William Shakespeare with a New Pen
This year marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of the incomparable English poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
TF Est. 1968 Reveals Horology-Inspired Accessories
Founded in 2010, the Swiss accessory brand TF Est. 1968—named for the initials and birth year of the company’s founder, Freddy Tschumi—creates...
Tibaldi’s Latest Bentley-Themed Writing Instruments
In 2006, Tibaldi, Italy’s oldest pen maker, forged a partnership with the British automotive marque Bentley that resulted in the Tibaldi for Bentley...
FrontRunners: King's Write
The latest edition of a pen series that previously has celebrated the pop-culture figures Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, and Bruce Lee is the...
Pens: Writer’s Block
Before Bonhams launched a series of fountain-pen auctions in the United States, the first of which was held in 2009, no major American house had ever...
Holiday Desires: Writing Instruments
For the pen collectors on your list this holiday season, you must first determine if they value vintage pens or contemporary, limited-edition...
FrontRunners: Screen Capture
The sophomore release by up-and-coming British goldsmith Jack Row, the Jaali Collection ( www.jackrow.com ) features writing instruments and cuff...
Pens: Writes of Passage
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...
FrontRunners: Freedom Writer
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression. The $33,000 Montblanc Statue of Liberty Artisan Edition...
FrontRunners: Metal Urge
Paulo Coelho has received the pen makers’ version of a Pulitzer: a pen honoring one of his books. Montegrappa’s The Alchemist collection ( www...
Best of the Best 2012: Pens: Metal: Jack Row Architect
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...
Best of the Best 2012: Pens: Enamel: David Oscarson Harlequin
David Oscarson, the irreverent St. Louis pen maker, is known to produce designs based on themes such as the Mayan apocalypse. But his most successful...
Best of the Best 2012: Pens: Wood: Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2012
Although Faber-Castell’s history spans more than 250 years, the German maker of pens and pencils continues to innovate. In recent years, it...
Best of the Best 2012: Pens: Handpainted: Loiminchay Bodhisattva
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)...
FrontRunners: Montblanc's Old Hickory
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...
FrontRunners: Drop a Line
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, which first found success in the mid-1800s manufacturing marine chronometers, celebrated its nautical heritage by...
FrontRunners: Goldsmith Standard
Jack Row Exclusive Writing Instruments debuted its inaugural design, Architect ( www.jackrow.com ), in October at Harrods of Knightsbridge London...
FrontRunners: Full of Grace
Caps shaped liked a feminine neckline and engraved with the double-G royal monogram reference the inspiration for the Montblanc Princesse Grace de...
In the early 20th century, Japanese fountain pen maker Namiki was faced with a dilemma; merchants proudly displayed the company’s pens in shop...
21 Ultimate Gifts: Harlequin Romance
The GIFT A set of five one-of-a-kind David Oscarson Harlequin pens, embellished with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. $1.5 million It took...
FrontRunners: Holy Writes
The commander of the angels, the archangel Michael, appears on the barrel of the Tibaldi Sanctus Michael Archangelus ( www.tibaldi.it ) pen. The...
FrontRunners: In Its Element
The cross-grained olive wood used in the Graf von Faber-Castell Elemento Collection ( www.faber-castell.us ) references Faber-Castell’s origins as a...
The Robb Reader: Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell
For his new book about Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI is using Faber-Castell pencils to write his original draft. Vincent van Gogh recommended the brand to...
Best of the Best 2011: Pens: Montegrappa Icons Tribute to Muhammad Ali Knockout Edition
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...
Best of the Best 2011: Pens: Visconti Golden Man HRH
The inspiration was rather esoteric: The Visconti Golden Man HRH ( +39.055.45652.31, www.visconti.it ) pays tribute to a significant archeological...
Best of the Best 2011: Pens: Montblanc Patron of Art Elizabeth I Limited Edition 888
Since 1992, Montblanc has honored tastemakers from Augustus to Andrew Carnegie in its Patron of Art series of writing instruments. Now the German...
Best of the Best 2011: Pens: Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2011
Each year, the artisans of Graf von Faber-Castell produce a writing instrument using an unusual material, such as horsehair or satinwood. This year,...
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