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Caran d'Ache Ecridor Ballpoint Pen Retro. Classic CdA solid brass hexagonal barrel is silver-plated, then rhodium-coated and engraved with a pattern first used in 1947. The end cap is engraved with the Caran d'Ache logo. The strong metal clip is elegant yet sturdily functional.
The Ecridor fits usefully into organisers, purses and handbags and will easily stand up to the abuses of everyday use or travel.
Push-button retract mechanism with long-life 'Goliath' ballpoint refill in medium black. Note: Access refill by unscrewing the push-button.
Dimensions: length 128mm; approx 8.2mm diameter.
Supplied in a gift box.
Caran d'Ache is familiar to many for their excellent range of coloured pencils. However, Switzerland's premier manufacturer of writing instruments and art products has a wide range of items from simple office items through the classic Fixpencil clutch pencils and 849 Metal Ballpoints to the highly desirable Ecridor premium range and beyond. All are made with uncompromising attention to detail and to the highest quality.
Caran d'Ache was the pen name by which French illustrator, Emmanuel Poiré, achieved worldwide renown in the 19th century. “Karandash” is the Russian term for “pencil” and in turn comes from the Turkish root “kara tash” which refers to black stone – the origins of graphite.
This natural material found in the mountains of Switzerland gave rise to the first Swiss pencil factory, in Geneva in 1915. Nine years later, in the hands of its founder, Arnold Schweitzer, it took the name of the famous illustrator and became known as Caran d'Ache.
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