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Caran D'Ache

Leman Ebony Silver Plated Fountain Pen



The story

Named after the nickname of the great French satirical cartoonist Emmanuel Poiret, who in turn took his name from karandash, the Russian word for pencil, Caran D'Ache was founded in Geneva in 1915, since which time it has garnered renown for producing some of the most beautifully crafted pencils money can buy. This maison's pens and pencils are precision engineered using the finest materials and the most innovative techniques to produce writing and drawing equipment of world-class quality. The brand's commitment to original design is evidenced by the fact that it was responsible for one of the world's first mechanical pencils in 1929. Today, its products are distinguished by the quality of their construction and the pleasure derived from their use.


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