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Beckwith
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I've always been a huge fan of leather furnishings, and would really love to find a good pen with a leather barrel. I know that Faber-Castell makes their "Basic" in a leather finish, but I'm not a huge fan of the rubbery cap. On the other end of the spectrum I know that S.T. Dupont used to make an alligator leather pen, though they're a bit beyond my price range. Does anyone know of any pens finished in leather somewhere between those two extremes?

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Interesting question, Here is one i found at a not too bad price - seems a nice pen too

http://www.aspinaloflondon.com/products/fountain-pen-in-silver-and-black-croc

don't know if it is what your looking for, it just caught my eye a few weeks back

 

And heres another one, but i have never heard of this brand before:

http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/office/millerand-leather-fountain-pen/invt/cmcn385160

 

Techi.

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Techi - that's a lot more like what I'm looking for. Happen to know anything about how Aspinal pens write? Nib looks like a Schmidt steel...

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i have not had too much personal experience with them unfortunately, but my uncle use to have one as a daily writer for about a year and never complained of any issues.

I can't seem to find any reviews of them either, but atleast they look good :lol:

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just seen this:

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/238567-new-pen-arrived-aspinall-of-london/

 

The poster claims that 'The nib is wonderfully smooth'.

 

Although, they don't seem to get perfect reviews here:

http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews154445.html

I will keep looking though, as i also like these pens as i am quite fond of the silver caps

 

oh and here's something similar:

http://www.charleshubert.com/store/index.php/writing-instruments/brown-leather-like-executive-fountain-pen.html

 

or a bit more expensive:

http://www.writing-instruments.co.uk/shop/dunhill-fountain-pens/dunhill-limited-edition-sidecar-leather-chassis-fountain-pen/

 

and this claims that the barrel 'feels like leather':

http://www.levenger.com/WHAT-S-NEW-12/Otto-Hutt-Design-04-Square-Guilloche-Ftn-Pen-12710.aspx

 

And heres another, again with a sterling silver cap, and cheaper than before:

http://www.penheaven.co.uk/laban-silver-and-black-leather-fountain-pen

That one has a gold plated Bock nib, of which i have used similar, and was a good smooth writer after slight adjustment

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And now I have another pen on the wish list thanks to Techi...

 

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It may not be everyone's style, but I love that and must have it.

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And now I have another pen on the wish list thanks to Techi...

 

 

You are most welcome :D It's been on my list for a week or two now - I like the use of sterling silver in caps especially (i don't know why, it just seems right)

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Yes, I can offer 2 suggestions:

 

The S T Dupont Diamond Leather FP and the Alfred Dunhill Sidecar Leather (Limited Edition). With both, there is no visible seam whatsoever (a deal breaker for me), and if you have patience, both show up on Ebay with regularity. Personally, I prefer the Dupont because of its build quality - there are few (if any) better made pens on the market. And of course, the way the Dupont clicks when you close it.

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