Before you go blasting anyone who spends more than 33 cents on a pen for being a materialistic snob, consider the craftsmanship, ingenuity and time that go into making the exquisite pieces here. Because $1,618 may be more than the cost of your average Bic, but it’s a mere drop in the bucket for a piece of portable fine art.
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Light blue textured purse pen, $85 at Tiffany & Co., multiple locations, tiffany.com.
Montblanc Starwalker Doué ballpoint pen, $325 at Paradise Pen, the Court at King of Prussia, 610-491-9262, paradisepen.com.
S.T. Dupont Casino Royale 007 fountain pen, $800 at Paradise Pen.
Visconti Divine Proportion fountain pen, $1,618 at Paradise Pen.
Pilot Pen’s Nippon Art Collection Cumulus fountain pen, $700 at Holt’s Cigar Company, 1522 Walnut Street, 215-732-8500, holts.com.
Cartier Pasha de Cartier ballpoint pen, $420 at Jack Kellmer Co., multiple locations, jkellmer.com.
Montegrappa Carbon Fiber Ferrari Limited Edition ballpoint pen, $1,500 at Paradise Pen.