PRESS QUOTE from UJS 7-8 / 18 : In the Mokume-Gane cooperation The expertise of Frank Pressentin, founder of ELBWOOD, the manufacturer of individual fountain pens, the master goldsmith and Mokume-Gane expert Markus Eckardt and Oliver Oettel fromschichtwerk flows , Europe's leading manufacturer of Mokume Gane and Guribori semi-finished products, together.
"Luxury writing implements made from a luxury material."
"The surface structure, which is reminiscent of a wood grain, is the specialty of precious metal forging Mokume Gane. The typical pattern is created when different non-ferrous and precious metals as high-contrast as possible are connected and forged into one another. The technique was developed in Japan more than 300 years ago. Now the unusual material has brought three artisans together. "
"Schichtwerk founder Oliver Oettel specializes in the Mokume-Gane semi-finished product production and supplies Frank Pressentin with shifting block variants specially developed for this project. In Elbwood's Hamburg studio workshop, the exclusive materials are turned into individual luxury writing instruments."
"The cooperation combines the quality of old craftsmanship tradition with new impulses. With the fountain pens and ballpoint pens from Mokume Gane, the three are treading a new path. Single pieces or all components are turned from the material where no two pieces are the same. "
"What unites the three is the unique idea: Even the layered metal blocks are small works of art. The precious raw material is manufactured with the same dedication, passion and perfect craftsmanship as the products that are made from it."
"Every writing instrument is a unique piece of extraordinary quality."