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Video-Review: Caran d’Ache Ecridor (Mechanical Pencil) – Retro finish

I am still contemplating of pulling together a series on “iconic stationery objects”. By now, I would at least have a pretty good list to start with. One pen that would surely make it onto this list is the Caran d’Ache Ecridor.

The Geneva Manufacture-made Ecridor has been incepted in the 1930s, which speaks to its long history and tradition. Made in Switzerland, with international lifetime guarantee, each of the Ecridor-series comes with a different guilloche-pattern – and this Retro Guilloche right here is characterized by a lozenge decoration, inspired by the mechanical pencils of the 1940s and ’50s.

Let’s have a look at this mechanical pencil in an in-depth video review now.

Also, as a heads up, I will be aiming for showing you a different writing mechanism with a different type of guilloche in the future.

Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Fontoplumo for supporting the review of this stationery item. You can also buy the Caran d’Ache Ecridor – Mechanical Pencil in their webshop (no affiliate – just a friendly pointer).

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!

Quick Facts

Video Review

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  1. Soph Soph


    Your video is fantastic. I have this very retro and beautiful ecridor pencil.
    The case inside keeps slipping. The led doesn’t move, it’s the whole casing that slips. Have you ever come across this issue and could you possibly offer any advice?

    • Scrively Scrively

      Not really sure, to be honest.

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