The world-renowned brand of S.T. Dupont was founded in Paris in 1847 by its namesake Simon Tissot Dupont. Beginning as a luxury Parisian manufacturer of leather goods, S.T. Dupont has continued to reinvent itself over the years by expanding the scope of its luxury items. In the 1930s, S.T. Dupont perfected the bonding of the nigh indestructible Chinese lacquer onto metal. This process was to become a staple of the luxury S.T. Dupont brand through the present day. During the scarce and dangerous times of WWII, S.T. Dupont again capitalized on the limited resources available by inventing the first pocket petrol lighter. In 1952 the patented, adjustable, gas lighter was a spectacular success and solidified S.T. Dupont among the premier French luxury companies. The lighter became the icon of the S.T. Dupont brand. Yet, S.T. Dupont was far from finished. In 1973, S.T. Dupont branched out into the world of luxury writing instruments. Today, S.T. Dupont is a leading manufacturing of stylish and luxury lighters, collectible pens, handbags, leather goods and tech gadgets utilizing its trademark diamond-head pattern and its signature Chinese lacquer. Pen Boutique is an AUTHORIZED DEALER of S.T. Dupont products.