Yard-o-Led Viceroy Pens

Yard-o-Led Pens are known for their lucrative sterling silver body and their iconic original design. The Viceroy collection from Yard-o-Led captures the glimpses of the same design without the hexagonal barrel and the nut-like appointment at the end of the pen. It is the epitome of Yard-o-Led pen’s design and quality.

Available in fountain pen, rollerball pen, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil option, the Viceroy collection has been sub-divided into three categories depending on the pen’s size. They are 1) Yard-o-Led Viceroy Pocket, 2) Yard-o-Led Viceroy Standard, and 3) Yard-o-Led Viceroy Grand. Let’s take a detailed look at all three groups.

1. Yard-o-Led Viceroy Pocket: Its petite body makes it an ideal pen for travels. Built of solid silver, the pen is the same size as that of the Yard-o-Led Diplomat series, just a mere 4.4 inches. The size might churn out issues for huge handed people, but is comfortable otherwise. Available in hand-hammered intricate detailing made by the Yard-o-Led craftsmen, the Pocket pen comes with either a Victorian or a Barley engraving. Offered in only fountain pen and ballpoint pen version, the former uses cartridges only and is fitted with an 18k white gold medium nib and as a result gives an excellent writing experience on paper. It has a fairly decent grip section which adds to the pen’s comfort level and ergonomic design. The Viceroy Pocket ballpoint pen works with a twist mechanism and features the same elongated conical tip hood that I so very much endear.

2. Yard-o-Led Viceroy Standard: There are comparatively longer than the Pocket version, approx. 5 inches. Slim and long, the Viceroy Standard is a beautiful work of art, available in a plain body, a barley engraving or a Victorian engraving. The fountain pen version is fitted with a rhodium-plated 18k gold nib which comes in fine, medium or broad widths. The pen comes with an ink converter and can also use international sized ink cartridges. The twist mechanized ballpoint pen comes with a Long-life ballpoint refill. The pen series also comes with a rollerball pen and a mechanical pencil. Unlike the pocket Viceroy pens, these are the “standard” size and fit snugly in your hand. Although slim, the pen’s solid silver body lends it the desired weight which has been smartly balanced throughout the instrument. Overall, it is a decent pen.

3. Yard-o-Led Viceroy Grand: This collection resembles closer to the Viceroy Standard, but is slightly broader and heavier. Available in Barley and Victorian finishes, the pen comes in fountain pen and rollerball pen modes. The fountain pen is fitted with a rhodium-plated 18k solid gold nib in fine, medium and broad widths.

The meticulous engraved details on the pen’s body are hand-hammered by Yard-o-Led’s skilled craftsmen. Each pen is designed to provide utmost comfort and luxury to its users. The fountain pen and rollerball pen comes with a spacious grip section. Their caps are easy pull off/on and post snuggly without wiggling out. The ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil mode feature the elongated conical tip hood that has been a trademark of Yard-o-Led writing instrument.

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.

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.

Montegrappa Batman Pen

Who said you need to have superpowers to be a superhero? Take a look at Batman and you know that being a superhero goes above and beyond the ability to release spider webs from your wrist or shoot laser beam from eyes. The DC Comics character which first made his appearance in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939 as the Batman, went on to become one of the most popular superhero character of all time. Also known as the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader or by his secret identity Bruce Wayne, the legendary hero has touched many of our lives; sometimes alone, sometimes as a team player in Justice League. And now, he is here to inspire us again, this time to write.

Montegrappa pens have introduced a new line of limited edition pens in their Cult series. Inspired and dedicated to Batman, the Batman pen series captures the spirit of the Caped Crusader, created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. A product of the partnership between Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Montegrappa pens, there will only be 1939 Batman fountain pens and 1939 Batman rollerball pens; which is appropriate given that the number signifies the year of the superhero’s first introduction. According Montegrappa’s CEO Giuseppe Aquila, “Montegrappa’s Batman Limited Edition encapsulates the Dark Knight’s legacy for the joy of our fellow collectors, as well as for the legions of comic book aficionados around the globe.”

The pen itself is detailed to the T in terms of capturing the essence of Batman. The body which is built of aluminum has a black anodized finish that lends the dark grey hue that is reminiscent of Batman’s original costume as seen in the DC comic. The entire body surface is engraved with several bats that seem to be in flight mode. The cap band is embezzled with the Bat-signal logo that will remind many of the famous introductory bat-logo that loomed over the sky of Gotham city in the beginning of every Batman episode. Right below it is the Montegrappa logo.

The clip is a stylized shape of Batman, which is made of black ruthenium plated brass. The Batman fountain pen is fitted with a white 18k gold nib which is chiseled with the famous oval bat logo in a contrasting color. Along with the 1939 pieces of Batman rollerball and fountain pen, Montegrappa is also releasing 500 sets that include Batman wristwatch and cufflinks.

Montegrappa Batman pen is your opportunity to relive the unmatched legend of the superhero. The pens come in a fantastic keepsake packaging, which features a large bat symbol on the lid and a detailed sketch of Gotham city at night on the inside. Snatch one for yourself or gift it to an avid Batman fan. Do you hear the music yet? Batman is ready to fight crimes, are you?