Swiss Elegance: A Spotlight on Caran d'Ache Pens

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. But not all pens are created equal. From material selection to craftsmanship quality, balance, and ink flow, the right pen can turn writing from a chore into an experience.

In this showcase, we unveil the elegance of two iconic Swiss writing instruments: the Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Classic and the Caran d'Ache Ecridor line of pens. Whether you favour the timeless and minimalistic appeal of the 849 Ballpoint Classic or the vibrant and modern personality of the Ecridor, we invite you to elevate your writing experience with Caran d'Ache instruments that stand the test of both time and style.

Craftsmanship Beyond Compare

Embark on a journey into the heart of craftsmanship that distinguishes Caran d'Ache pens at Take Note. The meticulous artistry behind each pen sets them apart, creating a league of writing instruments that truly stand the test of time. Caran d'Ache takes pride in its unwavering commitment to precision and attention to detail throughout the manufacturing process. Every curve, every hexagonal facet, and every stroke of the guilloché patterns are meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, ensuring that each pen is a masterpiece in its own right. This dedication to perfection showcases the brand's heritage and elevates the writing experience, making Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Classic and Ecridor pens a symbol of unmatched craftsmanship in the world of fine writing instruments.

Design Aesthetics

Caran d’Ache 849 Ballpoint Classic

The Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Classic is a testament to timeless design, featuring a distinctive hexagonal shape and ultra-comfortable proportions that make it instantly recognizable. The pen's purist architecture, coupled with its modern sensibilities, reflects Caran d'Ache's commitment to an enduring style. With robustness and versatility at its core, the 849 Ballpoint Classic comes in an array of pure, luminous colours, offering a classic look or a pop art spirit.

Caran d’Ache Ecridor Line

On the other hand, the Caran d'Ache Ecridor line showcases a streamlined architectural style reminiscent of the Art Deco period. Dating back to its mechanical pencil inception in 1947, the Ecridor has become a true modern icon. Its hexagonal body, a signature feature, allows master artisans to exhibit their precision engraving skills. The guilloched patterns, adorned with bright gold- or palladium-plated glints, bring a touch of luxury to the collection. Whether in the form of a ballpoint pen, roller pen, or fountain pen, the Ecridor's classic yet contemporary design captures the essence of Swiss craftsmanship, making it a timeless companion for the discerning writer.

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Elevating the Writing Experience

Elevating the writing experience to a new echelon, Caran d'Ache pens, including the 849 Ballpoint Classic and the Ecridor line, are revered for their unparalleled smoothness and precision. 

The Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Classic, with its hexagonal shape and ultra-comfortable proportions, offers a writing experience that seamlessly blends sophistication with user-friendly design.The Caran d'Ache 849 ballpoint has been around for a long time, so much that it's become something of an iconic writing instrument. The 849 features a hexagonal barrel, clip, and smooth knock, and comes loaded with the Caran d'Ache Giant "Goliath" cartridge, which according to the company "delivers up to 600 pages of A4 writing."

Turning our attention to the Ecridor line, each pen within this collection is meticulously crafted to provide an exquisite writing experience. The hexagonal body allows for a comfortable grip, while the guilloched patterns, embellished with gold- or palladium-plated glints, add a tactile dimension to the writing process. Whether you opt for the mechanical pencil, ballpoint pen, roller pen, or fountain pen, the precision in design ensures a smooth and effortless writing flow. The stainless steel nib in the Ecridor Chevron Fountain Pen, for example, contributes to a refined script, offering writers the joy of a controlled and consistent stroke. As you put pen to paper with Caran d'Ache, you're not merely writing; you're engaging in a tactile, smooth, and precise experience that transcends the ordinary, inviting you to savour the artistry of every word.


Embark on a journey into refined writing with Caran d'Ache pens at Take Note. From the unmistakable hexagonal elegance of the Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Classic to the enduring legacy of the Ecridor line, these pens redefine the art of putting pen to paper. The meticulous craftsmanship, attention to detail, and seamless writing experience create an exceptional collection that reflects Swiss precision and dedication to timeless design.

Visit the Take Note pen store in Toronto or browse our collection online and immerse yourself in Caran d'Ache, where each pen is an icon of style and functionality. Whether you're a seasoned pen enthusiast or on a quest for the perfect writing companion, Caran d'Ache pens invite you to make your mark with instruments that transcend the ordinary, embodying the spirit of precision, reliability, and timeless design.