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.

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.

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?