Caran d’Ache Ecridor comes round with new design
November 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
The Caran d’Ache Ecridor range is an established pen range from a high quality pen manufacturer. The current Ecridor is based on a design first produced in the late 1940’s featuring a brass hexagonal cross-sectioned barrel with etched design, silver plated with rhodium over-plating to maintain the deep shine of the silver. The range now has 7 engraved styles ranging from the Retro, which is based on the original pattern, through the subtle Chevron on to the latest Rotation. In addition, the extra small, XS range offers 3 styles in Retro, Chevron and Maya.
The Caran d’Ache Ecridor Rotation series has recently been introduced in the UK market and offers a bold design with blocks of short, staggered striations down each of the facets of the hexagon producing an illusion of rotational movement.
The depth of the silver adds to the optical effect creating a fascinating and wholly contemporary ‘twist’ on a traditional design. The quality of the finish is everything expected of a Caran d’Ache pen with a respectable weight (34g) and undeniable presence. The nib is the standard stainless steel unit, common to each of the Ecridor series. For some, the use of stainless steel instead of a gold nib on a pen of this value may seem a little incongruous. However, the quality of the nib is excellent and produces a writing experience on par with many gold nibs without the inherent risk of damage during day-to-day use. The Rotation fountain pen is supplied with both cartridge and convertor filling, while the ballpoint is filled using the Caran d’Ache proprietary ‘Goliath’ refill.
In addition to the silver plated models in the Caran d’Ache Ecridor range, at PenFountain.com we also offer the Maya and Chevron in the gilt, gold plated finish and the Eclat in silver decorated with Swarovski®” crystals.
The size, weight and styling of the Ecridor series makes it equally acceptable for male or female use. It is available in fountain, pen, ballpoint, pencil and rollerball formats. We hold stock of most of the Ecridor range discussed in this article in our Cranleigh shop.