Yard-o-Led Diplomat Ballpoint Pen

I personally find the streamlined body and elongated tip hood of the Yard-o-Led Diplomat ballpoint pen therapeutic. There is just something so relaxing to know that you can hold the pen around its snout, without dipping too close to the refill tip. I guess, it’s just me, but you cannot deny that it is a beautiful pen, although a little off than regular.

Hand crafted from solid silver, the stunning writing instrument comes either with patterns on its hexagonal barrel or with a smooth finish. Both one of them is exclusive and looks forever new with a single wipe. The sterling silver retains its razzle-dazzle even after a long time. Each Diplomat ballpoint pen is individually numbered and hallmarked like all Yard-o-Led pens. The push mechanized ballpoint pen has a straight barrel, which tapers down to become an elongated tip hood at one end and slightly bigger nut-like push button on the other end. This is popular, classic design of Yard-o-Led pens that has remained unchanged since 1934.

The clip is slightly curvaceous and pretty springy. There is no trouble whatsoever in getting the clip affixed to a pocket slip. It has the brand name engraved on the clip. At 4.5 inches, this is not a very long pen, so for people with massive hands the pen may prove to be a disaster. But otherwise, it is a perfectly good pen. It is slim too, which might hint towards light weight, but its all-silver body makes up for that. For a slim and short pen, the Yard-o-Led Ballpoint Pen has a substantial weight and feels sturdy.
The ballpoint pen comes with a Yard-o-Led ballpoint refill which writes stupendously well on paper. The pen is comfortable to use and the fact that it doesn’t have an appointed grip section lends freedom of space to the writers. Like I mentioned earlier, I like to hold the pen closer to the nib and this pen’s long tip-hood allows me to place my grip anywhere I please. There is a lot of space in between the tip and the beginning of the barrel, which is endearing. The hexagonal barrel prevents the pen from rolling, which is a deal-sealer feature for many.

The pen is delivered in a luxury presentation box and also comes with a polishing cloth. The writing instrument comes with a lifetime guarantee. A complete Yard-o-Led Diplomat writing instrument set also includes a mechanical pencil, which can be purchased separately if that is what you are looking for.

Founded in 1934 by a Mr. Brenner, Yard-o-Led pencil and pen company developed a pencil mechanism that enabled each pencil to hold 12 three-inch pieces of lead at one time; thus, its name. Today it is fondly called YOL and is known for a brilliant collection of fountain pens, ballpoint pens, rollerball pens and mechanical pencils.

Cross Stylus Pen

With the advent in digitization, everything from music to movies to written works is now available in the click of a button. We no more send handwritten letters to people, because there are faster mediums; emails and phone calls or text messages. We live in a virtual dimension, which has enabled a few things around us to change for the better.

Cross Stylus pen series is one of those good changes we eagerly wait for. When the first of the series hit, it was iconic. The Tech 1 collection from Cross Stylus series was designed to be the perfect match for the ever growing market of smart phones. Advertised as a “smart phone’s new best friend”, the pen glides smoothly through any capacitive touch-screen phones or tablets and saves the screen from oily smudges and fingerprints. Sleek, slim and stylish, the stylus pen came with a security tether which could conveniently be attached to the headphone slot of the device. Available in an impressive range of flamboyant colors to match your respective device, the touch screen stylus pen was designed to be precise and thus convenient. But Cross took it to the next level with the Stylus Tech 2.

The Tech 2 was a notch above than its predecessor. Designed to give its users the technical edge as well as a firm hold on tradition, the pen flaunted a ballpoint tip on one end and a narrow 6mm precision stylus on the other. The latter functioned in the same manner and gave equal performance satisfaction as stylus Tech 1 pen, while the ballpoint tip responded smoothly on paper. Both flawless gliders made the Tech 2 a hit among pen enthusiasts. The dual personality Tech 2 pen flaunted a sleek, slim body and was an assertive smasher in the market.

Next was the Tech 3+ stylus, which brought together the options of writing with a black ballpoint, a red ballpoint, 0.5mm mechanical pencil and working with a stylus tip on a touch-screen device. In an effortless twist of the pen, you have the option to write with a red or black ballpoint pen and a 0.5 mm pencil. The other end is the capacitive stylus which gracefully floats across your touch-screen smart phone or tablet. With the stylus and pen combo, you have the familiar writing instrument and the techno giant stylus in one device. The multi-functionality of the writing mode and the impressive stylus makes your creative ideas come alive in the manner that is best suited for you. Either work on your tablet or on a paper pad, you have the right weapon in your pocket.

Pen for Women


Whether buying a gift for women is easy or not, is a debatable topic. While women may argue that the only thing they care about in a gift is the thought, others may argue that women are fussy about the gift they receive. Maybe we can help you out. Here is a list of pens for women that they will gladly accept.

Sheaffer 100 Greek Mythology Aphrodite Ballpoint Pen: The gloss-painted body of the Sheaffer 100 ballpoint is further given gorgeous silk-screen design. Flaunting the stories of ancient Greece, each ballpoint from this series illustrates either the thunder of Zeus, or the Aphrodite’s love, or the fierceness of Hades. This particular Aphrodite ballpoint is slim in structure, artistic in design and beautiful in functionality. The smooth pink body flaunts soft patterns in white. It is quintessentially a pen for women.

Cross Sentiment Ballpoint Pen: Dipped in shining, plush lacquer with gold for accents, the Cross Sentiment Ballpoint Pen is a woman’s writing instrument. With a removable heart-lock charm decorated on the clip, the pen oozes of romance. The pen also comes with a complimentary key charm and can be accessorized with your own charms as well. The pen comes in a number of finishes, mostly in colors that is close to a woman’s heart. This might just be a pen you are looking for.

Bic for Her: Although the Bic for Her ballpoint pens suffered a lot of criticisms from tons of men and women around the world, including sarcastic remarks on Ellen DeGeneres show, one cannot ignore the fact that these disposable pens are actually very pretty and work just fine. Designed with women in mind, the smooth pen comes in a plethora of soft, subtle colors and flaunts gorgeous floral patterns throughout the barrel. With cushioned grip and an ergonomic design, the pen functions well on paper with the Easy Glide ink. Feminism aside, you will enjoy the pen for what a pen matters most.

Montblanc Marlene Dietrich Special Edition Fountain Pen: If you are looking for something more expensive and iconic, Montblanc Marlene Dietrich Special Edition Fountain Pen might just be the right catch. The pen is made of 925sterling silver, and decorated with 16 diamonds and a sapphire. Fitted with rhodium-plated 18k gold nib the pen is the perfect embodiment of the independent and uncompromising star, Marlene Dietrich. For a lady who is a strong, assured role model, nothing befits more than this pen.

Caran d Ache Dunas Shiny Red Fountain Pen: The lush, deep red color of Caran d Ache Dunas Fountain Pen is what makes it a wonderful pen for women. It is sexy, bold and means business. The hexagonal body is coated in shimmering resin, with chromium-plated accents to compliment the rich color. Slim, comfortable and sturdy, the pen doesn’t only look beautiful but its chromium-plated steel nib is a performer on paper. It is a pen for women who have embraced today’s fashion but keep close to heart yesteryear’s elegance.

Pen for Men


When it comes to buying gifts for men, it might as well be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. Whether it is for a father, a brother, a friend or a significant other, we will go through hundreds of things before settling on the one which we think he might like or he might want. But the response we get isn’t near close of what we expect. Either the gift isn’t treasured or whatever we give is torn down to a point that it loses any emotional or monetary value. To save you from similar gift crisis, we bring to a list of possible pen gifts. For eons now, a pen has been a symbol of education, style and prestige. What could be a better gift than a valuable, stylish pen?

Cross Apogee Black Star Lacquer Ballpoint Pen
The smooth sheen on the black lacquered ballpoint is enough to have anyone’s heart slip and spark romance. Cross Apogee Black Star Lacquer Ballpoint pen partners European Lacquer finish and chrome-plated accents to flaunt a flawless body of streamlined style and classic design. Its thick body makes it a pen fit for a man. Also available in other writing modes, you can select the one your man-in-question prefers most.

Caran d Ache Ecridor Chevron Rhodium Fountain Pen
One of the Swiss luxury writing instrument makers, Caran d Ache’s name alone is enough to specify how valuable this pen is. But what makes it special enough to be a gift is its meticulous chevron design. The slim body is coated in silver and rhodium, giving it not only a rich finish but strength and longevity as well. The steel nib is plated with rhodium which adds to its performance on paper. Stylish, sleek and sophisticated, this is an ideal pen for a hardworking and fashionable man.

Waterman Expert Deluxe Blue Obsession Ballpoint Pen
Maybe obsession isn’t the right word to describe this pen, but it has a definite pull about it. The shiny palladium-plated chiseled cap in contrast to the deep blue lacquered body is exciting. The cigar shaped structure will hold nicely in a big hand and is comfortable to feel as well. For any working man, who uses a pen everyday this pen will prove to the ultimate game changer. Waterman Expert Deluxe Blue Obsession Pen also comes in fountain mode.

Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique 90 years Ballpoint Pen
Show your appreciation towards the men who have always stood strong by your side by gifting him a Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique 90 years Ballpoint Pen. This limited edition pen in its lacquer coated body flaunts a guilloche engraving that immediately stands out and feels nice to the touch as well. Complimented by red gold-plated trims, this makes for an iconic gift for a man who is sophisticated and works hard.

Porsche Design P3115 Laser Flex Ballpoint Pen
If you can’t give him a Porche car then give him a Porsche Design P3115 Laser Flex Ballpoint Pen. It is a cool pen, to say the least, with flexible function on its stainless steel body. The body boasts patterns that are created by laser slots. When the button is pushed to write, the barrel responds wherein the slots on it contracts and releases. Like I said, it is a cool pen; cool enough to be a gift for your man. He will love it.

Sheaffer’s PFM
Introduced in 1959, the pen is available in five simple color choices: Black, burgundy, gray, blue and green. Accredited a vintage now, the pen was named “Pen for Men” to identify it with the masculine design that was emerging back them. Minimalistic, streamlined and soberly styled, this pen fits any gentleman’s profile. Gift it to a man who loves vintage goods and he will be very happy.

Pen Set
If you are lost for gift choices then a decent pen gift set would be ideal for men. These sets usually include cufflinks, fountain pens and ballpoint pens. But for instance, you can also find something like a Cross Black Credit Card Holder & Pure Chrome Stratford Ballpoint Pen Set.

Happy gift hunting!!