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In 2008, Carlo Vazzoler wanted a good pen. Not just any old, chewed-up biro, but a solid, well-made pen that was functional and looked great in hand. Drawing on his experience working for a business that produces custom wheels for cars, he made his own pen. On that day, LOCLEN was born.
Loclen is an acronym for the founder's three children and maintains its handmade, family-owned distinction as a bespoke writing instrument manufacturer. Carlo and his son, Enrico, produce every pen in their workshop near Venice, Italy. Using milling machines and lathes, they turn gorgeous, well-engineered pens with passion.
The Electa fountain pen represents Vazzoler's most technologically advanced writing instrument.
Blending a bit of steampunk with the EDC (everyday carry) minimalist aesthetic, the Electa looks and feels like the big brother of the Kaweco Liliput. When taking a look "under the hood," this pen appears much more functional and ingenious in design.
Each Electa fountain pen is machine turned from a solid block of industrial grade brass and finished in three versions: Raw Brass, Brushed Chrome, and Ruthenium (Black). The barrel has a cut-out view on the side for an ink window, plus a cut-out to access the knurled brass ring that operates the captured converter filling system. Three rubber gaskets divide the barrel from the section to absorb vibrations generated from the nib writing on paper, creating a smoother, more pleasant writing experience. Each Loclen Electa is fitted with a number 5 size Jowo stainless steel nib with iridium point.
Carlo and Enrico have made themselves one fine-looking fountain pen that ingeniously blends the solid weight of heavy metal with the functionality of a fountain pen with an ink window. Goldspot Pens is proud to be one of the first US fine writing retailers to support these Italian bespoke craftsman in their effort to build beautiful pens for the worldwide writing community. What do you think? Leave us a comment below to give Loclen your feedback.
Release Date: April 2019
Price: $250 Retail, Click here for current sale prices.
Nib sizes available: Extra fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and 1.1mm Stub nib
Nib compatibility: #5 size Jowo
Filling Mechanism: captured cartridge converter - uses international size type converter.