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Caran d'Ache Pens

Caran d'Ache
Caran d’Ache originated as a simple pencil maker located in Geneva, Switzerland in 1915 to over 100 years later emerging as one of the worlds recognized leaders in premier manufacturing and the only manufacturer of fine writing instruments to be located in Switzerland.

Although the Swiss are known for their technical knowledge and excellent craftsmanship and quality in its watch making industry, Caran d’Ache has extended such craftsmanship and quality to the fine writing manufacturing as well.

Arnold Schweitzer merged the original writing instrument company with the Ecridor Pencil Factory when he purchased it in 1924. Mr. Schweitzer decided to name his new company after the nickname of a French Political cartoonist, whose name originated from karandash, which is the Russian word for pencil, thus Caran d’Ache was officially formed.

Caran d’Ache continues to manufacture its products in its Geneva Switzerland workshops today.

Pen Chalet is a proud Authorized Dealer of Caran d’Ache pens, pencils and inks.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Caran d'Ache pens and writing instruments.

Country: Switzerland

Customer Reviews

Caran d'Ache 849 Claim Your Style Edition II
Really enjoy the style and slim fit
JOSEPH
Apple Valley, CA
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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal-X
Enjoy the slim fit
JOSEPH
Apple Valley, CA
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Caran d'Ache 849 Claim Your Style
Really enjoy the slim fit of the pen
JOSEPH
Apple Valley, CA
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Caran d'Ache Goliath
Smooth writing.
Blue color ink is on the lighter side but still pleasant and easy to read.
Large size to write for a very long time .
Michael
Fairport Harbor, OH
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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal-X
Beautiful color, off center balance makes it slightly top heavy, smooth and quiet pen mechanism, writes smooth and feels ok in hand.
Excellent quality pen at a fair price.
Michael
Fairport Harbor, OH
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Caran d'Ache Goliath
Very practical.
CRISTOBAL
San Pedro, CA
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Caran d'Ache 849 Claim Your Style Edition II
Love the new color combinations. As usual, great pen, with a great cartridge.
Caroline
Salt Lake City, UT
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Caran d'Ache 849 Nespresso
Great pen, love that is is made from recycled nespresso pods. Have gotten many compliments on this pen. Writes great!
Caroline
Salt Lake City, UT
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Caran d'Ache Chromatics (50ml)
Expensive, but worth it. Beautiful ink that performs well. Dries quickly, does not smear. Only downside is that it is not at all water resistant, but this is true of most all inks.
Caroline
Salt Lake City, UT
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Caran d'Ache Goliath
Just keeps going amd going. Works as described, a HUGE reservoir of ink.
Caroline
Salt Lake City, UT
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Caran d'Ache 849 Claim Your Style
Great stylish pen. With the Goliath refill, you seemingly always have ink! Pen writes very smooth. Personalization looks good with these pens.
Caroline
Salt Lake City, UT
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Caran d'Ache 825 Wood Chips (set of 2)
Great pens. They by far are the most smooth single use ballpoint pens I have ever used (they write like the Goliath refills). The wood chip adds visual appeal and I like the back story. Pen barrel is smooth.
Caroline
Salt Lake City, UT
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Caran d'Ache Chromatics Cartridges (6pk)
Nice color, easy to use, handy to have!
Susan
Pinole, CA
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Caran d'Ache 849 Classic
Great pens, highly fuctional, hexagonal barrel easy to grip, Goliath refills hold a lot of ink and write beautifully, no skipping.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Caran d'Ache 849 Classic
Great pens, highly fuctional, hexagonal barrel easy to grip, Goliath refills hold a lot of ink and write beautifully, no skipping.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Caran d'Ache 849 Classic
Great pens, highly fuctional, hexagonal barrel easy to grip, Goliath refills hold a lot of ink and write beautifully, no skipping.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Caran d'Ache 849 Classic
Our daughter wanted another pen for work. She like her current Nespresso pen, so we got her this pen to keep at work.
David
Saint Paul, MN
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Caran d'Ache 849 Nespresso
We got this pen for our daughter for Christmas and she loves it.
David
Saint Paul, MN
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Caran d'Ache Goliath
I’ve been giving Caran d’Ache ballpoints as gifts for years and use one at work daily. Best writing ballpoint by far. I use the medium point.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Caran d'Ache + Klein Blue® Limited Edition 2 mm Fixpencil
This is a lovely pencil, though it's not quite what I expected. But that's MY fault.

Because I didn't read carefully, I thought this was a .2 mm pencil. It's NOT. It's a 2 MM pencil!! LOL, that's on me.

Aside from that, it seems like quite a nice mechanical pencil. The color is lovely too.
Janice
Duluth, GA
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Caran d'Ache 849
I cannot explain why, but the steel nib of the 849 is unlike any other steel nib that I have tried, it's got a bounce to it and a responsiveness that I haven't experienced from a steel nib before. I've got some vintage gold nibs in my collection (ST Dupont, Montblanc, Sheaffer) but the 849 is my go-to pen every day. It's just the right amount of wet and smooth. And the clean design is flawless; the angular clip compliments the iconic body shape perfectly. Terrific writing and visual experience with this pen. Cons: the section can work itself loose from the body through writing, having to be screwed back in sometimes. I resolved this with a tiny bit of silicone grease on the threads giving it a bit of grip to stay securely tightened. Also, perhaps due to bad QC at Caran d'Ache, the first two pens I received had baby's bottom resulting in lots of skipping on the downstroke which I was able to fix quite easily with some nib tuning materials (mylar and micro-mesh) and now it's my #1 pen. So much so that I've ordered four more so that I have the whole fluorescent collection. Personally I would have rated this pen excellent for quality and functionality as well as style and value, but I haven't tried any high-end pens that people rave about (Sailor PG for example), so I'm not sure how it compares. For me, this is my favorite pen and I write all day for work and it makes my work an absolute delight.
Nerissa
Ridgewood, NY
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Caran d'Ache 849
The YELLOW is MUCH BRIGHTER than the photos can show. It's a perfectly decent pen, my one gripe is that posting the cap is a pain, because the cap doesn't want to stay put. Clean and wet lines, and it stays wet even with infrequent use. Slim, hex barrel.
Mark
West Chester, OH
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Caran d'Ache Chromatics Cartridges (6pk)
Prompt delivery, no snags. Will purchase here again as it becomes necessary, provided prices are kept competitive, as they are now.
MELQUIADES A
LANTANA, TX
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Caran d'Ache Chromatics Sample(4ml)
The “Divine Pink” is an intense saturated red/pink. Kind of a classic “Lipstick Red”.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Caran d'Ache Chromatics Sample(4ml)
Interesting grey shade. Trying the sample instead of committing to the EXPENSIVE bottle.
Janice
Duluth, GA
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