Every so often there are products, pieces of art, or in this case, pens, that come along that change the course of an industry forever. Waldmann, with the introduction of Private Eye of Baker Street, has done such a feat!
Waldmann and SEKRÈ International are proud to debut this new limited pen featuring pieces of a letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Each box is custom-made to display the letter, bottle of ink, and pen in an incredible fashion. Each piece of this limited edition combines a distinctive and unique piece of writing culture and literary history. With these two pieces, every component is made of solid 925 sterling silver, including the clip, grip section, and cap band.
Only 23 fountain pen sets are available worldwide.
Please also note we are unable to accept a return of this pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.
More than ten different specialists were involved in the production of this fountain pen set, including precision mechanics, engravers, silversmiths, and carpenters. They have gained their in-depth knowledge over decades of professional activity and constantly refined it. This comprehensive know-how is passed on from generation to generation.
Developing this extraordinary fountain pen set took more than two years. The entire manufacturing process was tested again and again with different materials and processing methods. We were only prepared to start the actual realization in sterling silver after every detail had reached perfection. This means more than 130 work steps and a meticulous final inspection for each individual fountain pen.
Passion for perfection is what defines Waldmann's corporate DNA, with a tradition that goes back over a hundred years. It also characterizes the approach of our partners, who have been with us for many years. We believe that this is the only way to create high-end luxury made in Germany.
Opening a noble case is a magical moment that creates emotions. This is why the Dahlinger manufactory in the Black Forest was selected to design the case for this exclusive fountain pen set. The company, established in 1871, is now in its fifth generation of family ownership. The family is dedicated to crafting exclusive cases and gift boxes to perfection for luxury and high-quality lifestyle products.
We polish every single 18k gold nib by hand to achieve the best possible writing comfort. In addition, our fountain pens can be customized to the individual writer‘s style by grinding the nib. The standard nib shape (fine, medium, broad) is characterized by a rounded nib tip. This leads to an even writing pattern with a constant stroke width in any direction. Round-ground standard nibs are particularly versatile and suit a wide range of handwriting and writing styles.
Waldmann pens are made in Germany and come with a 10 year warranty.
- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Lacquer over sterling silver
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Standard international short ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Fine, Medium
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 18k Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
FAQs about Fountain Pens
How do I fill a fountain pen with ink?
It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above.
Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:
- Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
- Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
- Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
- Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
- Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.
Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.
How do I clean a fountain pen?
It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck.
It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:
How often do I need to clean my fountain pen?
We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors.
Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.
My pen won’t write! What do I do?
First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.
We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.
If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed.
If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help!
What's your return policy?
You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.
To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.
Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.