The best complement to premium stationery is a fine writing instrument. Tabula Rasa Social Stationers proudly showcases fine writing instruments from the most distinguished makers in the world. We invite you to visit us in person to experience firsthand these treasures of utility and investments in timeless craftsmanship.
Many of our fine writing instruments can be personalized with your name, signature, or corporate logo. Contact us or visit the store to learn more.
Please select with care – Used fountain pens cannot be returned.
For nearly one hundred years, the name Montblanc has stood for the art of writing. The pinnacle of quality in the distinctive white star that symbolizes Mont Blanc's snow-covered peak.
Montblanc's classic fountain pen, the Meisterstück, first produced in 1924, has become an icon of timeless design and characteristic craftsmanship in all of Montblanc's collection. As modern life develops faster and faster, Montblanc writing instruments represent tradition and craftsmanship, as well as an appreciation of the need to make time for reflection, beauty, and culture.
Every Montblanc product created over the years bears witness to these values, from the classic Meisterstück fountain pen to hand-crafted leather accessories.
In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, Germany. When the fourth generation, Baron Lothar von Faber took over the company in 1839, he turned the pencil into a true, quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products, creating writing instruments with timeless design and modern manufacturing technology. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell collection. A range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories embodying luxury in simplicity with thoughtful materials, functionality, and superb aesthetics.
The “Design” series is aimed at satisfying the needs of demanding consumers, and the elegant products are particularly suitable as presents. The unmistakable visual feature, recurring like a common thread, is wood: it symbolizes the company’s history and expertise.
Faber-Castell has been working towards climate balance at all their production sites since 2010. They are one of the few companies in the world to achieve a climate-neutral status by maintaining their own forests.
Founders Ryosuke Namiki and Masao Wada took a few dozen of their first edition Maki-e fountain pens, and embarked on a voyage to Western Europe in search of a new market. In 1925, they immediately received an order from a major firm in London, and in 1926, the Pilot office was opened on Bishopsgate Street in London. The pens were sold large-scale in major cities such as London, Paris and New York as “Dunhill-Namiki Fountain Pen”, and the Pilot-Namiki Company had gained a foothold in becoming the leading pen purveyor to bring precision, elegance, and the Japanese design aesthetic to the fine writing world.
Since 1846, Cross has reinvented the writing instrument landscape, combining design ingenuity with jewelry-quality craftsmanship. They were America's first manufacturer of quality writing instruments, and that means that they've been making pens people use, depend on, and enjoy across many generations.
Cross has been an official supplier of pens to the White House since at least the 1970s. The pens used to sign legislation are often given out as souvenirs to those who attend the bill signings.
Since their foundation under the name Elmo in 1912, Montegrappa pens have embodied Italian flair. Montegrappa is situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the historic town of Bassano del Grappa in the prosperous, north-eastern part of Italy.
Founded as a manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens, the Bassano factory found itself in a key position during World War I. Among the many soldiers who used Montegrappa pens (then known as Elmo) to write letters home, there were also two celebrated American writers: Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who were both volunteer ambulance drivers at the front.
Waterman epitomises a refined Parisian style that has defined elegance since 1883. Made with precious materials and with beautiful designs, these fine writing pens leave a mark of French sophistication.
Waterman first gained worldwide acclaim at the l'Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. It was here the brand was awarded the gold medal of excellence. This early recognition would see Waterman proudly adopted by all of France as an iconic marque, a sentiment that continues today with pens being made at their centre of excellence in Nantes, France.
George Parker, founder of the Parker brand, always drove his company's success through the use of innovation. As he famously said, "It will always be possible to make a better pen." Over the years, Parker has been recognized as an innovator, continuing this tradition of innovation with its designs, pen constructions, materials, and shapes.
Making a Parker pen not only requires experience but also rare technical competence in areas as diverse as mechanical design engineering, prototyping, and testing. A rigorous understanding of numerous materials and processes is essential. Above all, this noble task requires attention to detail, and an eye for aesthetic and functional balance.
Visconti is focused to be a niche manufacturer of extraordinary writing instruments. Luxury is not given only by the price, but most of all by the uniqueness of the piece, the special manufacturing process, the craftsmanship skills used, the materials, and the finishing.
Since the 1988, Visconti brought the writing industry back to Florence and it has turned Florentine and Italian craftsmanship into an icon through its products and accompanying fundamental values.
Pineider has represented excellence in paper, writing instruments, and leather goods since its formation in 1774. Proudly made in Florence, the brand has always been a synonym of exclusive taste– from the first personalized, printed letters of the late eighteenth century to today's innovative materials. Pineider's quality is even recognized by the Vatican as it serves as their stationer.
Throughout its development, Pineider has never betrayed the values of the Florentine tradition: the printing of precious and embossed papers made in the atelier in Florence, the fine leather goods made by local tanneries and artisans, and the elegant writing instruments produced by the master artisans in Tuscany.
Lamy writing instruments have a distinctive design language; there is no mistaking a Lamy pen when you see it. Each design element is developed from function, resulting in timeless utility.
Through implementing the Bauhaus tenants of industry and quality, Lamy provides consistent workmanship and accessible materials. Their implementation and years of providing iconic writing instruments has earned them the German Brand Award.