Best Writing Pens 2013
Author : Ciera Boyd
|Best Writing Pens 2013
n less than two weeks from now the curtain will fall on what has been, if not an easy, then certainly a sensational, year for mankind. While this year has been plagued with more than its fair share of military conflicts, international incidents and heartbreaking circumstances, it is always important to remember the wonderful, beautiful, and truly surprising things that have come about amidst all the insanity. This year alone, American scientists managed to create a lab-grown ear using a 3-D printer
, the world gained “two popes” with the resignation of Benedict XVI
and the ascension of Francis I
, the English line of succession became secure with the birth of Prince George of Cambridge
, and China’s Jade Rabbit robotic rover became the first spacecraft to soft land on the moon since 1976.
While it is admittedly not the most shocking of years, 2013
has certainly been no pushover when it comes to lists of accomplishments, and the Pen Boutique
would like to end it with a list of our own. We’ve compiled (in no particular order) what we believe to be some of the finest and in demand pens of 2013. So enjoy this tour of this year’s crème de la crème, and keep in mind that while Christmas is only a few days away, it’s still not quite here yet, and personally, I believe this list boasts more than one nice little stocking stuffer.
First at bat in the countdown is one of the fiercest and finest pens of the season: Namiki Falcon
The piece’s jet black barrel possesses a silky, smooth texture akin to the feeling of a falcon’s feathers. Its bold, dark look is elegantly accented with shined, gold trimmings, a gold clip and the Falcon’s crowning feature: a flexible, “hooded” 14k gold nib. The nib’s versatility provides a soft, flexible writing feel that that can create smooth, crisp, sweeping, or thin lines depending upon the writing style of each individual user. In keeping with its natural adaptability, the piece is also able to utilize not only Namiki cartridges
but Namiki twist type converters. As the recipient of multiple awards and high acclaims from writing forum, the Namiki Falcon
is the pen of choice for all writers and business professionals. Montblanc Meisterstuck
For generations, the Montblanc Pen Company
has been known as a forerunner in the making of sophisticated, high quality writing instruments
. Since the new millennium, the company has managed to become a world renowned purveyor of exclusive, luxury products. The peak of their accomplishments, however, undoubtedly lies in their famed Meisterstück
Collection. This particular series boasts a wide assortment of pens of varying colors, accents, finishings and bands that, while distinctly unique unto themselves, still bear the tell-tale traits that mark them as a Meisterstück: a masterpiece. Those in the Meisterstück Collection bear slender, sturdy bodies made out of precious, jet black resin. These sleek midnight shades are complemented by either gold, silver or platinum trimmings.
Following its genesis, this striking product line has been the inspiration for hundreds of pen designs not only for the Montblanc Company itself, but for its competitors as well. As such, its revolutionary style has earned the Meisterstück Collection a reputation as one of the greatest writing instruments of the century.
Montegrappa Fortuna Skull
|Montegrappa Fortuna Skull
To the ancient Romans, the immortal, cosmic personification of luck was embodied by the veiled goddess Fortuna
. A representation of blind justice and the capriciousness of life, Fortuna’s affiliation with chance events have always been closely tied with virtue and strength of character. This ancient goddess, however, doles out bad luck with just as much fervency, as she does good luck, and it’s this darker side that has inspired Montegrappa’s Fortuna Skull Rollerball pen
. The body of this piece is made of a smoky, black resin with fitted gunmetal grey accents. Alternating rows of skulls decorate the pen’s sleek barrel and a solitary, enchanting skull with Swarovski crystals as its teeth grace the top of the cap. The cap’s bottom bears a central band with an engraving of Montegrappa’s
name while the cap’s dark silver clip boasts a rotating metal wheel.
The Edison Pen
Company was founded by the Grays: a husband and wife team located in Milan, Ohio. Their pens are created with the utmost care and precision to ensure the highest quality product. In fact, the company itself has no standard, mass produced stock of pens waiting to be sold, nor does it even have an online store. All pens purchased directly from the company are custom made to the buyer’s specifications, down to the make, model and materials used. Despite their individuality, each of these home grown treasures writes with a buttery smooth ink flow that makes writing a pleasure. Made with all the love, dedication and care reminiscent of master artisans, this two-person team has dedicated themselves to making some of the finest, most distinct pens on the market.
Monteverde One Touch Stylus
|Monteverde One Touch Stylus
In today’s fast paced world, having the right tools at hand has become a crucial aspect of survival that borders on necessity. In response, Monteverde
has created the OneTouch Stylus Fountain Pen,
bringing together nine distinct tools into one premium quality instrument. The heavy, six-sided barrel houses a smooth, fountain pen tip made of German Iridium on one end and an ultra-sensitive touch screen stylus at the other. The barrel itself is made of enameled brass and is comprised of 3 different scale functions. Underneath the stylus lies a Phillips flathead screw driver
. A chiseled, chrome-plated spring clip is the finishing touch to this high-functioning piece that, no matter the time, place or situation, is more than ready to handle more jobs than any other pen on the market.
Montblanc Starwalker Carbon
|Montblanc Starwalker Carbon
With its beautiful craftsmanship, mystic design and undeniable charm, the Starwalker Carbon Medium Point Fountain Pen is one of Montblanc’
s most beautiful designs to date. The body is wrapped in Montblanc’s signature precious black resin and features a daintily woven anthracite carbon fibre decoration. Platinum-plated furnishings are artfully complemented by the beautiful, crystal cap with a floating Montblanc snowflake in its center. The platinum-plated clip is embossed with Montblanc’s brand name and the pen’s individual serial number. The crystalline, monochrome-theme of the piece is brought together by the final accessory: a hand-crafted, 14k gold, rhodium-plated nib that adds the final glimmer to this truly remarkable piece.
Faber Castell Ondoro Wood
|Faber Castell Ondoro Wood
The Ondoro Wood Fountain pen’
s simplistic name and appearance belies the lovely uniqueness of this truly remarkable piece. The Ondoro is one of the first models of Faber-Castell’s
new product line. Its barrel is made of a deep, earthy, smoked oak wood that is perfectly smooth to the touch. The wide, six-sided barrel is topped with a cap made of polished, chrome-plated metal accented by a spring-loaded metal clip. The Ondoro’s nib is made of high quality stainless steel that allows the ink to flow and flourish in smooth, crisp lines as the nib glides across a the paper. With a design that is no less elegant for its minimalism, the Ondoro is a product that will add a heavy dose of refinement to anyone’s stationery repertoire.
The Waterman Pen
Company was established in 1884 in New York City by Lewis Edson Waterman
and remains one of the only surviving first-generation fountain pen companies in the world. Ever since its creation, Waterman has worked to combine innovation, design and excellence in all its products. With unrivalled levels of quality and imagination, the grace and distinctiveness of Waterman collections has secured it a place at the heart of elegance and luxury. One of the most renowned and simplistically beautiful of its many collections is the Waterman Carene
, known for its timeless, classical style. From the vibrant fountain pens of royal blue with silver accents to ballpoint pens with the muted sophistication of midnight black and gold trimmings, the Carene collection hosts a variety of pieces graced with subtlety and coated in luminous finishes that make them the perfect addition to any pen collection.
Cross Townsend Medalist
|Cross Townsend Medalist
Bright, polished, and a poster child of chromatic elegance, the Cross Townsend Medalist
collection is a sure-fired gold medal winner in any competition. The body of each piece is composed of polished chrome, accented by shimmering 24k gold-plated appointments and finishes. Though they are on the heavier side, they still retain an excellent sense of balance and evenness that makes writing a much smoother and more enjoyable experience for the user.
With that, we present to you the final list of this year! The last call, the final countdown, the coup de grâce
, etc., etc. It’s all coming to a close, and Pen Boutique
backs each and every one of these pristine products with the full confidence that each one is perfect in its own right. Whether you’re just starting your collection, need just one special companion, or are adding one more trimming to your carefully cultivated collection, any one of these pieces would be a priceless addition to your stationery family. While this marks the end of 2013, 2014 is right around the corner, and there isn’t a doubt in the world that it’ll bring us more pens, memories, and heartfelt experiences than we could
ever even imagine!
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