Andy's Pens News:
Special Offer on all our Skagen watches -
I now have a huge 40% off all Skagen wateches - while stocks last! In
1989, Henrik and Charlotte Jorst came to the United States from their
native Denmark to follow a dream: that of owning and running their own
business, to introduce the Danish lifestyle and philosophy into the
lives of many. Skagen Designs was founded by these two natives of
Copenhagen on the principle that beautifully designed high-quality
objects can be created at reasonable prices.The Skagen Denmark
Collections reflect owners Charlotte and Henrik Jorst's creative Danish
spirit with clean, elegant designs, skillful craftsmanship and
technical perfection. The Jorsts have a hand in designing each piece of
the Skagen Collection, from watches to jewelry to sunglasses. See our
Skagen range here.
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9th April, 2014: Perles de Caran d'Ache Collection. The Perla collection is a variation based on the Akoya pearl, combining elegance and simplicity in an original writing instrument intended for women who appreciate harmony and style. The body and cap of the writing instrument are entirely produced by hand in the company's Geneva workshops where they are coated in platinum and subtly engraved with scrolls based on seashells. The cap contains a jewel, the Akoya pearl, that makes the pen into a highly emotive object.
The concept arose out of the material itself, slowly forming in the designerís mind then turning into the superb instruments that honour one of natureís exceptional treasures: the Akoya pearl.
You can see more information on the Perles de Caran d'Ache collection here.
8th April, 2014: Graf von Faber-Castell Initio. The slim metal barrel promises stylish writing pleasure whose fine fluting is a real eye-catcher. Its surface also attests to its meticulous craftsmanship: the technically-innovative varnish created specially for the "Initio" is applied several times and imparts it with a durable, noble, matt look. Highly polished front and end pieces accent the barrel to great affect just like the subtlety engraved "Handmade in Germany" seal of quality.
You can see more information on the whole of the Graf von Faber-Castell Initio range here.
7th April, 2014: Caran d'Ache have expanded their Varius range with three new models. The pen pictures is the beauriful Rubracer Special Edition. The other two new finishes are the equally spectacular China Ivory pens with gold plated trimm, and also with rhodium plated trim.
You can see more information on the whole of the Caran d'Ache Varius range here.
April, 2014: Conway Stewart's long-awaited re-launch of the
Model 100 - the 60th Anniversary Special Edition! The
100 Series was first launched in 1954 and was quick to become one of
the most popular Oversize pens ever made by Conway Stewart. In
celebration of this popular and iconic model created 60 years ago,
Conway Stewart is pleased to release a special edition of the 100
Series crafted out of Pistachio hand made resin - the 60th Anniversary
100 Series Special Edition. This is the first of the NEW 100 Series pen
range. We will be launching a core range of colours in the 100 Series
range very soon, but there are only 60 of this special edition. All 60
are made, so all are waiting in our factory to be dispatched, and we
are expecting all to be gone within days! So hurry and order now to
avoid missing this opportunity to own part of history.
Based on the popular original model 100 Series, this sleek and subtly
curvaceous fountain pen is crafted out of precious resin in our popular
pistachio finish featuring a graceful blend of light and dark green,
amber, and cream pearlescent shades. The subtle play of light from the
shimmering green and amber hints at the depths of this material. The
slim and elegant lines of this design further brings the scintillating
colours to life as the pen turns in the hand. This bold and unique mix
of colours is complimented by the rich solid sterling silver trim of
our award winning 100 Series.
You can see more information on the Conway Stewart Model 100 60th Anniversaty Pen here.
3rd April, 2014: Faber-Castell
Design's iconic Ondoro pen is now available with a wooden barrel.
You can see more information on the Faber-Castell Design Ondoro pens here.
3rd April, 2014: Pelikan
M205 Duo highlighter pen in green. The M205 DUO is a
highlighter and a piston fountain pen at the same time - hence the name
„Duo“. After the amazing success of the M205 DUO yellow, Pelikan
launches the shiny green model for a limited time to complement the
As before, the green model is available with the extra broad stainless
steel nib BB inside an attractive gift box that also includes one
bottle of special highlighter ink in shiny green. Due to the extra
broad nib, you can both highlight and take notes easily.
The highlighter inks should only be used in combination with the
special Pelikan Duo Highlighter fountain pens, either in yellow or in
green. Inside the bottle, the green doesn‘t really look shiny, but when
you see it on paper, you‘ll be surpised!
You can see more information on all the Pelikan Traditional series pens
2nd April, 2014: Pelikan
Eternal Ice Special Edition. Pelikan celebrates the Beauties
of Nature with yet another extraordinary series - the Special Edition
Eternal Ice. Each writing instrument is packed inside an oval gift box
that reflects the value and the beauty of the series. This sixth motif
in the series that was started in 2007 combines a shade of light blue
color with icy white. In a complicated process, the broken ice patterns
are first lasered, then covered with a layer of Palladium, just like
the rings and clips. The surface is then lacquered and polished
multiple times until it shines like true ice. To round it off, the nib
is made of 18 carat gold which is completely rhodinized to give a
silver impression. A matching ball pen and roller ball are also
You can see more information on all the Pelikan Special Edition pens here.
2nd April, 2014: Pelikan Souveran Mount
Everest Special Edition. Unique and spectacular Just like the
world’s highest mountain. The special edition “Mount Everest” is
crafted of the finest materials. The distinctive new barrel features a
metal shaft with a complex engraving and specially created gold plated
mountain formation element. Its representation flows into the
anthracite-colored precious resin components of the front part and the
The 18 carat gold nib with rhodium trim is designed, masterfully
crafted and polished meticulously by a master’s hand. The new Mount
Everest is also available as a ballpoint pen and rollerball. This
Special Edition has been created by Pelikan and follows the tradition
of quality built in to all fine writing instruments made since their
beginning in 1929. The goal of Pelikan continues to be to “perfect the
technology” while providing and instilling in every piece its own
You can see more information on all the Pelikan Special Edition pens here.
1st April, 2014: Its name suggests the
special feature of this pen: the Porsche Design P'3135 Solid is milled
out of a single piece of solid titanium. Its progressive pure
silhouette means that the fountain pen has a unique shape. It is
rounded off by the integral 18-carat gold nib which features a high
quality rhodium coating to underline its aesthetic and elegance. The
icon of the Porsche Design brand is discretely engraved on the surface
nib. The shaft is precisely milled, polished and then finished with a
scratchproof PVD coating. This plasma vacuum coating is made of 99.99
percent pure titanium and produces a scratchproof surface which is also
ten times harder than steel. The characteristic feature of this very
special fountain pen is the mechanism innovatively concealed in the
shaft. Only when gentle pressure is applied to the end of the Porsche
Design P‘3135 Solid and the end piece is unscrewed can the mechanism be
removed and the converter filled. The pen is protected by an additional
aluminium sleeve for when it is carried around or placed in a
You can see more information on the Porsche Design P'3135 Solid
fountain pen here.
1st April, 2014: Just
added to the website - the amazing Porsche Design P'3115 Laser Flex
ballpoint. The Porsche Design P'3115 is a truly innovative
design. The barrel is made up of a series of precisely laser cut
interlocking stainless steel strips, each with a tiny gap betweein it
and its neighbours. When you press on the top of the pen to extend the
writing point, the gaps between the strips are compressed, and the
whole barrel flexes to expose
the ballpoint refill's writing point, which then locks into place until
you press again to retract it.
You can see more information on the Porsche Design P'3115 Laser Flex
ballpoint pen here.
27th March, 2014: Sheaffer
have three new finishes in the Gift Collection 300 range.
The pictured pen is the 9327 Brushed Chrome with Gold Plated Trim.
Also new is the 9328 Gloss Blue and the 9329 Metallic Grey.
You can see more information on the whole of the Caran d'Ache
Ecridor range here.
19th March, 2014: Caran
d'Ache have a new model in the Ecridor range. The Ecridor’s
unmistakeable hexagonal body is decorated with an original geometric
guilloche inspired by the dimples on a golf ball. This exclusive
engraving is carefully applied on the body that is coated in palladium,
a lightweight innovative material that clearly evokes the precision of
a golf club. While the Ecridor Golf is designed to meet the needs of
all sports lovers who
pay attention to fine details, it is particularly ideal for men and
women golfers. It is their new accessory for elegantly recording a par,
a birdie or another score for each hole. You can see more information
on the whole of the Sheaffer Gift Collection range here.
12th March, 2014: For
a limited time only, I am having a sale on selected Varuna Ebonite Pens
colours and models. You can get a whopping 25% off Varuna models
with the Indian nibs fitted, and 10% off Varuna models with the German
nibs fitted. The sale applies to non-premiun colours only. So, if you
fancy one of these unique pens, don't delay!
You can see more information on the whole of the Varuna range here.
10th March, 2014: I
have now received preliminary stock of the Monteverde Engage Ink-Ball! The
Engage offers the same benefits as Monteverde's Mega Ink Ball. The
writing system provides the ink flow of a fountain pen with the
convenience and control of a rollerball pen. The result is a rollerball
pen that is capless forever!
Filling System: The retractable Engage draws ink just like a fountain
pen . It can be filled with an ink bottle by using the ink converter
supplied and drawing up ink through the ink-ball point or by using
standard international sized ink cartridges with the included cartridge
adapter. Body: Made of hand made high quality carbon fibre. "Capless
Forever" - your retractable Engage ink-ball can be left with the point
in the writing position for extended periods of time with very little
ink evaporation which usually results in drying out, a truly incredible
benefit for fountain ink users! The new Monteverde Engage is a new
advance in writing technology. This new system is different from
anything else you have ever encountered. Get engaged now!
You can see more information on the whole of the Monteverde Engage
17th January, 2013: I have another new
batch of Mabledon Road Bears on my website. All Mabledon Road Bears
are lovingly hand made and are all one-off creations.
You can see more details on the whole range of Mabledon Road Bears that
I currently have available here.