There are a few iconic stationery objects out there that literally are in the stationery history books. The Lamy Safari/Al-Star fountain pen or the Blackwing 602 pencil are only two examples. The Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint pen surely also is one such icon – so the recent step of Cd’A to make this pen also available as a fountain pen makes a whole lot of sense and I expect this pen to become a fairly popular model, especially since it is quite attractively priced.
Having that said, it was a no-brainer to me that I had to get my hands on one of these for a review. And here we are.
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Fontoplumo for supporting the review of this pen. You can also buy the Caran d’Ache 849 at their webshop (no affiliate-link).
But now, check out the video-review below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Caran d’Ache 849
- Available in a number of sizes and finishes
- Aluminium barrel
- Silver colored accents and trims
- Cartridge/converter filler (standard international, short & long)
- Rhodium plated steel nib
- Available nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M)
- Price: 55 €
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