Caran d’Ache Event


I bet everyone heard of Caran d’Ache brand. And I cannot be the only one drooling whenever sees those colorful markers and pencils, even though I have no talent. But this time, we are focusing on Caran d’Ache fountain pens and inks. And they are even more colorful now.  

In 1924 Arnold Schweitzer buying Ecridor factory, changes the name to Caran d’Ache and the story begins. And the name Caran d’Ache comes from a famous French caricaturist Emmanuel Poiré which also means pencil in Russian.  

The brand who produces the first all metal clutch pen became known with the innovations. Although it is a bit late in to my opinion, Caran d’Ache launches its first fountain pen in 1970. This pen with a sword-like clips is one of the best fountain pens to keep in the shirt pocket. 

You probably remember the legendary cube ink bottles of Caran d’Ache. However, in 2014 they launched the Chromatics series with elaborately designed ink bottles. But I think, when it comes to Caran d’Ache, the famous crayon maker, I expect more and more colors.  

When it comes to Caran d’Ache fountain pens: to be frank, I was feeling a bit cold for them since they are lack of colors. But, there is a big big but here, Caran d’Ache has stepped into the world of colorful fountain pens with the new Leman Bicolor series. Actually, I have some models that I am looking forward to put my hands on. 

I did say a lot of things. Now it is your turn. What is your favorite Caran d’Ache products?


  1. Hi,
    I got Scrikss Knight 88 with M nib as a gift. It came with black ink cartridges which I used. I wanted to ink it with some blue ink, so I bought Pelikan 4001 Blue Black. However the pen has problems tarting out and is drying/clogging so I cleaned it and now I am looking for new ink. I don’t understand Turkish and can’t find any info about the nib in English. Can you help me out a little?

    • Hi, did you tried giving your pen a good flush? Sometimes, a bit of oil residue may remain in the nib and feed which creates an inconsistent flow. Besides, cartridges might be a bit old. You may try using it with J. Herbin or Waterman cartridges.


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