The Maiora Pen company is managed by Nino Marino, the former co-founder and president of the Delta Pen Company. He and his experienced staff are producing some exquisite hand-made jewels in Naples, Italy. We sold the Delta brand for decades. We welcomed back this group with open arms.
Now, even finer gems are starting to emerge from Maiora. The resin selections are beyond the usual. The depth of colors and polished finishes are found on pens that cost much more. Value abounds throughout the Maiora brand. Rare jewels straight from Naples.
Montegrappa was founded under the slogan "Manifattura pennini d'oro e penne stilografiche" ("Maker of gold nibs and fountain pens") in 1912. Its products are still manufactured in the original factory on the river Brenta, in Bassano del Grappa—near Vicenza, in the North-East of Italy.
The symbol of the town is the covered Ponte Vecchio, which was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio in 1569.
During the First World War, Bassano was a center of military operations. Among the many soldiers who used the company's pens, branded as Elmo at that time, were two celebrated 20th-century writers, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who had both volunteered for service as ambulance drivers.
The company was at its high point in the 1930s. It was a period when fountain pens became widespread and the products of the House of Bassano met the taste of the public with their sober design and the variety of their colors and materials.
The Montegrappa is owned by the Aquila family. Sylvester Stallone and the retired F1 Ferrari driver Jean Alesi are also partners and members of the board for P.R. and communication.
Over 40 years of experience in the luxury pen trade have provided Monteverde USA the ability to truly understand the market for fine writing instruments. Each pen is crafted with its user in mind to ensure unparalleled quality with reasonable price points.
Monteverde (Green Mountains) uses state-of-the-art ink technologies that allow for seamless writing. The finest European resins, celluloid, and carbon fibers matched with state-of-the-art ink technologies offer an experience that truly sets Monteverde apart. The finest pen shops in the world carry the Monteverde USA name as a testament to its performance and popularity.
Otto Hutt stands for high-quality writing instruments that set new standards in terms of individuality and precision: clear shapes, aesthetic design, functionality in perfection. Inspired by the ideals of the Bauhaus, Otto Hutt develops individualized products in a unique style. Always at the highest technical level and exclusively using selected materials. Products by Otto Hutt bear a logo with the stylized pen, which is inspired by the Bauhaus signet by Oskar Schlemmer, which was created in 1922. An unmistakable symbol of the design claim and stylistic self-image of the brand: “Form Follows Function”. Otto Hutt. Style for individualists. Made in Germany.
For many decades, the fortunes of the Otto Hutt company were in the hands of the Hutt family – first founded in 1920 by Karl Hutt, later successfully continued for a long time by his son Otto, to whom the brand owes its name to this day. The company founder was an enthusiastic supporter of the Bauhaus movement and felt highly inspired by the design language of this new design school. As a resident of Pforzheim – the “gold city”, which has earned a world-class reputation in the production of jewelry, watches and consumer goods for centuries – he transferred the idea of Bauhaus style to new products and founds a company for bag utensils and noble writing instruments made of silver.
In keeping with his Bauhaus contemporaries, Karl Hutt developed writing instruments that were characterized by best workmanship and perfect functionality. In design, he was also influenced by the straightforward, clear and practical design of the Bauhaus. In the 1960s, he handed over the leadership to his son Otto Hutt, who further expanded the company and successfully asserted himself in the market nationally and internationally. Later, Robert E. Huber GmbH succeeded Otto Hutt and reissued the company’s own brand. The managing director Marco Frei and the technical director Nicole Klingel carefully revised the product portfolio and successfully further developed the existing manufacturing processes. To this day, the company’s outstanding competence in terms of manufacturing and technical precision is one of the supporting pillars of the globally awarded reputation of Otto Hutt products.
Our offerings from this Denver based value-oriented brand, Padrino, will continue to grow. The key chain pens are just fun for all. The multi-function pen is just the opposite, a workaholic. Take a close look at Padrino as they tend to accommodate consumers looking for something a bit different and unique. The components used are quality tested and assure a lifetime of writing pleasure.
Parker has continually introduced more innovative products than any other manufacturer over the last 130 years. In 1889 the Lucky Curve ink feed was introduced. In 1931 Quink quick drying ink eliminated the need for blotting. In 1941 the most widely purchased fountain pen was the Parker 51. In the 1960 Parker put a ballpoint in every hand with its click-top Jotter.
Some of the most free-flowing, enjoyable fountain pen nibs can be found from Parker. Specifically, the Sterling Sonnet and Duofold collections. These are gold nibs worth paying for. Parker’s steel nibs are consistent writers. Try a Parker and experience what they’ve learned in over 130 years of consistent manufacturing.
In 1774, the Italian Francesco Pineider, opened his first shop in the heart of Florence. He chose the magnificent Piazza della Signoria, opposite Michelangelo’s, striking work, David.
Ever since, Pineider has been one of the world’s most respected makers of hand-dyed and watermarked stationery, leather goods, desk sets, and select home furnishings. Quite an impressive portfolio. Fine pens are the perfect fit.
Just a few years ago, Dante del Vecchio, the designer behind many landmark introductions from Visconti, has joined Pineider to deliver pens which match the incomparable quality behind this storied Florentine brand.
As you can see, del Vecchio’s focus is on the writer and their needs, not just dynamic designs. The fountain pen filling Snorkel is ingenious. The Pen Filler allows one to travel with their own supply of ink. The see-through ballpoint and rollerball refills relieve one of not knowing how much ink remains.
Pininfarina is the world’s most known and respected design house. Think Ferrari. They have a storied history of designing not just beautiful products but functional ones as well. PF TWO is the second chapter of “Design Writing” project, the collection of unique accessories thought to go above and beyond the mere utility: where the product’s essential function is just the first step.
PF TWO is available in three versions: ballpoint, with a retractable tip powered by a twist mechanism, a two-piece rollerball featuring the smoothness of liquid ink writing, and a romantic fountain pen with a calibrated nib. This nib guarantees a long ink life, protecting it from changes of atmospheric pressure and temperature. The stainless-steel fountain pen is available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad.