Ancora as far as I know is a Russian company, since their contact information on the main web site is Russian, and you can only buy their pens "in person" at Russian B&M stores. Nobody knows where their workshop is located. I sent them an email about my new Ancora sword that comes with misaligned tines, but I haven't heard from them yet. I recently got an ancora sword from zivpen, though I did take a risk with this purchase knowing the lack of service they provide. The unfortunate thing is the pen has a captive converter filling system, and falsely marketed as piston. One day when it breaks down, I would have to throw the pen away as there is no service to count on. I am quite shocked at the low quality control with these supposedly limited editions that are quite pricey at retail. The tines slide past each other at ease, and the tipping is uneven with one tine having more tipping than the other. I'm also not happy about the falseful marketing claim from Ancora that their pens are made with sterling silver trims. Upon examination, I do not see silver hallmarks anywhere on the trims, which can only suggest that the metal is plated brass. Isn't it required by European law to hallmark sterling? What do you suggest with this brand?
Edited by kauloltran, 15 September 2013 - 09:17.