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#1 UsFour

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 19:42

Greetings! I was wondering if folks "in the know" could spend a second posting on what pens might actually be made in France. Am curious to know.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 19:50

Watermans are made in france

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 19:51

and in terms of ink quink is made in france

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 19:54

QUOTE (Walc @ Sep 14 2008, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and in terms of ink quink is made in france


Doesn't Parker manufacture Quink both in France and in England? At least till very recently?
Edited to add that Stypen was adquired by BIC just a few months back but they are great French made pens. Also Recife.

Edited by Ondina, 14 September 2008 - 19:55.


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Posted 14 September 2008 - 19:57

I live in england yet all the quink bottles i get are made in france

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 20:15

Recife pens are also made in France. Here is the link to their website:

http://www.recife.fr/index_flash.html



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Posted 14 September 2008 - 20:27

This "Dore" pen was made in France.



I bought it in New Mexico and don't much else about her.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 21:12

Watermans in any case. Just look at their catalog and website.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 23:06

Cartier, I believe. Michel Perchin. Nothing that really does it for me. The French are good at making consumables (wine, ink, etc), but I'd take the hard-goods purchases to Germany.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 23:32

Some Parker Sonnets are made in France.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:41

"Picasso is a joint venture made between France and China along with some French parts."

from isellpens.com (with whom I have no affiliation). I have a black lacquer Picasso FP that I love to write with. It's understated, smooth and elegant. Also not that expensive (under $40).

Edited by wednesday_mac, 15 September 2008 - 02:43.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:49

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#13 Leftytoo

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:53

QUOTE (wednesday_mac @ Sep 14 2008, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Picasso is a joint venture made between France and China along with some French parts."

from isellpens.com (with whom I have no affiliation). I have a black lacquer Picasso FP that I love to write with. It's understated, smooth and elegant. Also not that expensive (under $40).



From Kingman, like me? I don't think we're expected to be able to read and write!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:55

I have a lacquer Parker Sonnet, about 8 years old, and it says "made in France".

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 19:05

I suppose all this begs the question: What's with the French fixation?

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 19:11

QUOTE (JJBlanche @ Sep 15 2008, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I suppose all this begs the question: What's with the French fixation?


I like France. Wanted to learn more about the pens they make. C'est la vie!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 19:14

In that case, get a pen that's truly indicative of French craftsmanship.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 19:20

QUOTE (JJBlanche @ Sep 15 2008, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In that case, get a pen that's truly indicative of French craftsmanship.


Ok. Want to make a suggestion?

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 19:23

Well, this seems like an awfully nice one.

Cheers,

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 19:23

I posted some earlier in this thread, and in the Waterman/Parker thread. Caran d'Arch, Cartier, Michel Perchin in particular. The rest are factory pens, where the factory happens to be located in France, with French people pushing the buttons.

EDIT: Also, if you could find something akin to what the last poster posted as well. That would probably require a trip to France, but I digress.

Edited by JJBlanche, 15 September 2008 - 19:25.







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