Collectible Caran d'Ache Ballpoint Pens

Founded in 1915, Caran dAche crafts ballpoint pens. The collectible Caran d'Ache ballpoint pens are manufactured in Switzerland. They are made in different styles and materials, and many have sword clips and a hexagonal body made from aluminum.

What colours do Caran dAche ballpoint pens come in?

Collectible Caran dAche ballpoint pens come in a variety of colours and patterns. colours range from black, silver, dark blue, dark green, light blue, red, orange, light green, beige, yellow, yellow-orange, pink, violet, and white. Some of these colours are fluorescent while others are marbled. Other pens are multicoloured, including pens with a pattern derived from the Swiss flag. Some pens have a light gold or silver plating. Other pens have a plating of palladium or rhodium. These are two strong, silvery-white metals used as protective coating.

What other materials are the pens made of besides aluminum?

The caps and barrels of the pens are also made of:

  • Silver
  • Plastic
  • Stainless steel
  • Bronze
  • Synthetic resin
  • Lacquer
  • Soft touch material over metal

These pens can also have elements of polished chrome or a chrome finish while others have a finish that recalls a rich, dark wood called Wenge. Some special edition pens are plated with 23 karat gold. Rare pens are made entirely of gold alloy and feature gemstone adornments.

What kinds of designs do the pens have?

Many of the pens have designs that resemble the scales of snakes or other reptiles. Others have a camouflage design in different colours while one edition evokes superheroes from the Justice League. Some designs are more abstract. Other designs are based on paper cutouts, chevrons, checks, computer pixels, tropical flowers, and cubes. Many of the pens have a guilloché design, meaning engraved, geometrical forms that seem interwoven with each other.

Do Caran dAche ballpoint pens have refills?

Refills are available for most of the pens. Some of the pens come with one or more refills, though refills can be obtained separately. The ink in these refills is most frequently red, blue, or black. The tips of the refills come in different sizes according to the requirements of the pen.

Do the pens come with accessories?

Besides refills, many of the pens come in boxes, sleeves, or pouches. Some come in sets of pencils and notebooks, and some come in sets with different coloured pens. At least one type of pen comes with a tip meant for touch screens.

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