Caran d’Ache puts one in the middle of the Ecridor range

June 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Caran d’Ache Ecridor fountain pen range has been extended with the recent introduction of the Cubrik.  Based on the successful format of a brass hexagonal barrel over-plated with silver and rhodium, and finished with a high quality rhodium plated steel nib, the Cubrik bridges the gap between the highly successful Retro and the premium priced Type 55.  The Retro and the similarly decorated Chevron both feature light etched patterns panelled in each of the sides of the hexgonal barrel and cap.  Although similarly priced to the Retro, the Cubrik features a more defined pattern in the form of infinity cubes (which mess with your eyes in close-up!), making the style closer to the Type 55.

The Caran d’Ache Cubrik flanked by the Retro and Type 55

The Ecridor design can trace it’s roots back to the 1940’s but what was good in those times still works today with a good, solid design, suitable for everyday writing.  While the nib is a rhodium plate steel number, the Type 55 has recently been introduced with an 18 ct gold, rhodium plated, option with a price premium.  At penFountain.com we can supply these to special order.  Please contact us to discuss.

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