I mainly collect Pelikan and Parker, but there is a brand which has some fascination to me since I have seen my first pen of these. It's Matador.
Matador is a German Brand which does not exist anymore. There is only few information known about this brand. One of the best sources for German pen history is T. Neureither which provides this informations: Matadors have been made in Wuppertal between ca. 1906 and 1958. The name of the factory was "Matador Füllhalterfabrik" owned by Löwen und Löwen, Wuppertal. There may be a connection to another vintage German Brand "Standard".
I only had 3 Matadors in the past. Two of them were pistonfillers and one was a Matador Turbo, a turnknob filler. I sold them all because one has to focus...
Of course I regret that (as I usually do when I had to sell a cool pen...) so I had to have this when my friend showed it to me. Matador are well made pens, with uncomplicated mechanism, and fantastic nibs. Compareable to Soennecken or Pelikan. But have a look at this:
...as already said: one have to focus. But I am sure I need a second one of these...at least. but let's see...
Edited by christof, 19 November 2014 - 13:49.