Hi everyone, Just to throw my tuppence worth into this discussion.
British Bespoke Pens bought a stock of completed and partially completed Conway Stewart pens. The completed ones are original and the partially completed stock are being put together using Conway Stewart original parts. So these could also be considered authentic.
They also purchased raw stock materials (eg resin bar stock) They have a limited stock of Conway Stewart nibs as well (all stamped Conway Stewart so original as well).
They are also now supplying nibs under the FLAG brand name. The nibs are sourced from the manufacturer who supplied Conway Stewart originally.
So BBP have a, now limited, supply of original Conway Stewart pens available and once these are all sold that will be it unless a miracle happens and the Conway Stewart brand is resurrected Pheonix like from the ashes. I for one hope it is and that the Brand is expanded Montblanc style with associated pen products and even boutiques around the world (One can dream
I have just purchased 3 Conway Stewart pens from them and these are originals and being sent in Conway Stewart leather boxes. I'll post an update when I receive my pens.
The BBP website has information regarding their future plans as well as a list of the owners who I should think would be more than happy to answer questions.
To clarify I do not think they have any plans at all to import Chinese parts but are determined that moving forward British made pens will be exactly that, BRITISH MADE :-)with all constituent parts sourced from British manufacturing suppliers apart from the nibs which I have been informed were of German origin.
Edited by GreyPix, 07 July 2015 - 17:52.