Constantin Samard was a third-generation saddle maker before setting up a luggage shop in Vincennes, outside Paris, in 1930. His first successes were the waxed-cloth Cabas tote bag and beach bag. By 1960 the firm moved into suitcases for the first transatlantic fliers. In 1987 Constantin’s grandson, Stephan Armal and friend Leo Smaga, relaunched the company and expanded retail outlets and product lines to create RECIFE Paris. Their bright and colorful writing instruments speak for themselves.
Regal began manufacturing writing instruments in 1979 to address a niche missing in the pen industry at that time. Beautiful pens at affordable prices for mass consumption. Their product line has grown over the years and we hope to increase our offerings as the opportunities arise.
… to carry an Ugly Pen! This Retro 1951 slogan perfectly expresses the philosophy of this successful company. Kitschy finishes, both hip and historic, on hardworking and durable writing instruments are the basis of Retro’s offerings. There are capless rollerballs, fountain pens and pencils in an array of designs.
Hermann and Wilhelm Schmidt founded this company to supply high-precision parts to the clock industry in the Black Forest of Germany. In 1969, Rolf Schmidt took them in a technical direction, developing and supplying equipment for small tolerance manufacturing. The pens, nibs and refills they have produced in the intervening years are utilized by many other pen manufacturers worldwide. All are offered here, directly from Schmidt.
That small white dot on a Sheaffer pen clip has been their symbol of quality for over 100 years. Each collection bears this mark. If you check that Sheaffer fountain pen your grandfather gave you, it will have the white dot. Give the Sheaffer mark of excellence, to yourself or someone special in your life.
In 1953 Sherpa Tenzig Norgay assisted Sir Edmund Hillary in reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Norgay’s rugged versatility, adaptability and unique ability to acclimate to the harsh conditions are what led this duo to their pinnacle of success. Sherpa has set out to exemplify those same qualities with their unique pen shells.
When we found this brand, things started to get a bit more exciting. Not just anyone can pull off such out-of-the-box product ideas. Hidden behind this brand's inverted TF logo is Freddy T (Freddy D. Tschumi), a man molded by his experience in the field of product manufacturing. He clearly enjoys shaking up the notoriously sleepy luxury goods marketplace.
Swiss-born Tschumi, cut his teeth on the fringes of the luxury and watchmaking industries. In 2010, Freddy T founded his own brand TF EST. 1968. It recognizes his birth date. Marked by a total lack of convention, TF Est. 1968, never hesitates to deviate from the norm.
The concept of joining fine watch making with fine writing is clearly for nothing more than fun and whimsy. What better reasons do we need?
In 1913, Tombow began making wood cased lead and colored pencils in Shinshiro, Japan. Over the past four decades they have diversified into making rollerball pens and pencils with cutting-edge technology and materials. If you know someone with a Tombow rollerball or mechanical pencil, they will tell you all about their devotion to their Tombow. Develop your own writing relationship.