10 of the Coolest Luxury Designer Pens

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Pens have enjoyed a lengthy history with man. Ancient Indians are believed to be the first people to use pens made from bamboo sticks and bird feathers sometime around 500 BC. Ancient Egyptians used reed pens to compose scrolls, which were used until the Middle Ages. Of course, there was also the Quill pen which had been around since 100 BC. In fact, the Quill pen was used to write some of the Dead Sea Scrolls and centuries later the United States Constitution in 1787.

As technology and civilization advanced, so did the pen. The first patent for a ballpoint pen was issued all the way back in 1888 to John J. Loud, however, it wasn’t until 1938 when Laszlo Biro invented the modern ballpoint pen. The 20th Century also brought the world the mechanical pen in 1906, the felt-tipped and roller-ball pens during the 60s, and the erasable pen in 1979.

Of course, technology has seemingly made the pen obsolete. But, owning a quality pen can be just as important as the suit you’re wearing. It lets people in the office notice that you have class and style. Also, they can make for great gifts and can serve duel purposes, like containing something simple like a highlighter to a feature more advanced like a flash drive.

With that in mind, here are ten of the coolest and classy luxury designer pen.


Japanese craftsman have made Namiki one of the most well known pen companies in the world by using only superior materials to create the “ultimate writing tool”. Their Chinkin Series of fountain pens are a perfect example.

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Montblanc was first conceived in 1924 and has remained relatively unchanged since. They’re become of the most well known and respected pen makers in the world. Montblanc’s Meisterstck Solitaire Carbon and Steel collection shows that you’re a serious man.

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S.T. Dupont

In 1973, S.T. Dupont launched the first luxury ballpoint pen. Then, in 2008, S.T.Dupont designed the Néo-Classique Président, the first luxury writing instrument to incorporate a powerful USB key. But we enjoy the simple, yet versatility of the Defi S.T. Dupont Multifunction, which can be converted from a pencil into another writing mode of your choice in one single movement: a ballpoint (black, blue or red), an orange highlighter or a stylus

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Graf von Faber-Castell

Graf von Faber-Castell’s family has been making pens since 1761 and have won numerous “Pen of the Year” contests, including 2011 and 2012. All of Graf von Faber-Castell’s collections are splendid, but we recommend the pocket pen, which is essential fro travelers or those constantly on the move.

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Omas pens have been handcrafted in Italy since 1925 and The “Arte Italiana Collection” is a tribute to the original twelve faceted model designed by Armando Simoni in 1930, made with modern materials and finishings. In fact, it has recieved the “Design Award,” “The Fabulous Fountain Pen,” and “Best Contemporary Design” in Pen World’s Fifteenth Annual Reader’s Choice Awards in 2009.

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Pelikan was founded in 1832 by chemist Carl Hornemann and has been creating unique and quality writing instruments since. Their Series 200 collection feature gold-plated clips and marble colors for a traditional writing instrument with a first-class design.

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Caran d’Ache

This Swiss manufacturer of elegant pens has been around since 1915 and their most recent collection, the RNX-316, continues the legacy of the company.

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Porsche Design

Created by the grandson of the famed sports car, Porsche Design perfects men’s accessories such as watches, eyeglasses, and writing utensils. Their Pure Titanium fountain pen is simple, yet, powerful.

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Since 1988 Visconti has been pushing themselves in creating modern pens that resemble the style and feel of the Renaissance. And, nothing captures that spirit more than the marble resin pen known as Opera Elements.

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Tibaldi has perfected the mechanical pen. In fact, their filling system is similar to that of a winding motion of a high quality watch. The Ebur et Aurum Roseum from their signature Divina collection features a one-of-a-kind rose gold finish.

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