ELBWOOD - The Hanseatic Penmaker

LONGCAP FOUNTAIN PEN, 935 SILVER, MAHOGANY, ELEGANT WRITING INSTRUMENT FOR HAMBURG MERCHANTS

$2,495


It is said that Hamburg merchants tend not to show off their wealth with ostentatious pomp. Honesty, transparency and Hanseatic understatement are considered virtues and ideal.

The appreciation of materials, craftsmanship and tradition. Solidity paired with the need for something beautiful. Solid gold and silver as a functional investment. Luxury that doesn't go overboard and fulfills a purpose.

These points inspired me to create a fountain pen that combines many of these historical approaches due to its materiality and restrained shape.

LONGCAP fountain pen, mahogany, 935 silver, 18 carat / 750 yellow gold nib, partially plated with rhodium


A noble fountain pen with a fine pinch of understatement


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