The granulated steely look that the Caran d'Ache Originalballpoint pen wears calls forth the romance of industrial design. Its hexagonal body is made of aluminum, coated with electro-static powder, endowing it with a sleek contemporary finish. The tip is made of stainless steel, and the ball is tungsten carbide, an extremely hard, temperature resistant material that produces clean, blot-free lines. Click open this Swiss-made writing utensil, and hang it on your shirt pocket with its flexible clip: you'll be excited to get down to the grind with this tool on hand.
Celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year, Caran d'Ache has been refining the craft of pen-making for years. The company was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1915, by Arnold Schweitzer, and named after Emmanuel Poiré, a famous French illustrator, who went by the pseudonym Caran d'Ache. Harvesting natural materials from the mountains of Switzerland, Caran d'Ache started as a small pencil factory. Over the years, the company gained widespread acclaim for its unparalleled technical quality and craftsmanship in writing instruments, upholding the same high-quality standards as the Swiss watchmaking and jewelry industries that grew alongside it. Today, the tradition of excellence lives on, with each product subjected to strict quality control and environmentally responsible processing.
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