An homage to Yard-O-Led’s original 1950s fountain pen, the Retro features a body that speaks to the optimism of the postwar era. Packaged in a polished wooden gift box with silver latch, it features a black resin barrel with an engraved Barley pattern. The pocket clip, trim, and section are all made of sterling silver, which has been hallmarked by the British Assay office to certify its authenticity.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have the option of upgrading from the Retro Standard to the larger Retro Grand (+ $50). This Drop is limited to 9 units, Retro Grand in Fine is not available.
The pen is fitted with an 18-karat gold nib, which is engraved with this designation along with the Yard-O-Led name. Offering a satisfying click when closed, the snap-closure cap can be posted on both the Standard and the Grand without affecting the balance of the pen. The contoured pocket clip is also engraved with the company name.
Since the middle of the 20th century, Yard-O-Led has made its home in the much-celebrated Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, which boasts Europe’s largest concentration of jewelers. Comprising only eight employees, three of whom have worked for the company for more than 40 years, this small enterprise is helmed by Director Tim Tufnell, whose family ties to Yard-O-Led hark back more than 100 years.
Estimated ship date is Feb 2, 2016 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final.