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Article: Caran d'Ache Ecridor and 849 ballpoint pen


Caran d'Ache Ecridor and 849 ballpoint pen

The silver pen in the back is a vintage Caran d' Ache Ec ridor.

Simple design in the shape of a pencil. Solid weight and durability.
And it should be noted that the knock is quiet and smooth with a luxurious feel. There is none of the cheapness that is often associated with knock-type pens.
When we sometimes ask people to try out the pen at meetings, many are surprised at the smooth writing feel they have never experienced before.
Judging from the shape of the clip and the engraving, this Ecridor is the first model from the 1970s or 1980s. It has been in use for about 50 years without any breakdowns.

The model in the foreground is the 849, a popular model that offers a similar writing and knocking experience at a fraction of the price of the Ecridor.

One of the major differences between the two is the shape of the clip.
One of the main differences between the two is the shape of the clip. While the washer of the Ecridor does not protrude from one side of the barrel, the 849's washer is fixed across five sides of the barrel. The 849'
s clip position is slightly lower than that of the Ecrydor, and when attached to the Hasamu A4, the head of the 849 protrudes significantly and the "SWISS MADE" logo on its head
is noticeable.
The "SWISS MADE" logo stands out on the head of the clip. The brand logo, while hidden under the clip, is a bit of a waste. The clip also tends to hit the hand when writing, but it helps that the head remains in place when pulling it out of the pen holder.
849's clip is long, but it fits perfectly in the Hasamu A4 pen holder

849 849's clip is almost as long as the pen holder

The body of the Ecridor is silver plated on an engraved brass body, while the 849 has an aluminum body with a painted finish.
The brass body is more rigid and heavier, and the writing feel is more luxurious. However, the 849 is also moderately heavy and has a high quality feel of thick-walled material and paint.
Unlike ordinary pens, neither of these pens has a separate cap part, and the body is made of single parts. This structure prevents rattling and other problems.

The nib of the Ecridor pen is thinly shaved, and the body and nib are continuous, creating a sense of unity. (However, this is a feature of older models; current models are thicker.) The tip of the 849 is carefully rounded. The tip of the 849 has been carefully R-machined.

849 The sharp, thin nib of the Acrydor and the R-finished 849

The reason why we recommend this pen is not only its design and functionality. Its core " Goliat" is also a major factor.
The great thing about this wick is its large ink capacity. Even if you write 2 meters every day, you will not need to replace the ink for more than 10 years. Although the refills are expensive, the frequency of replacement is extremely low, and the cost performance is very good.

And the technology that supports the writing distance is also excellent. The nib is made of tungsten carbide, which is twice as rigid as steel. It boasts a Mohs hardness of 9, supporting a long life. There are six grooves that send ink to the ball, and even after years of use, there is no grazing.
You can concentrate on writing without the stress of not being able to get ink when you want to use it.
There are three different thicknesses: F (fine), M (medium), and B (thick), but we recommend the B lead. Please experience the superb smoothness of this pen.

The pen itself is not inexpensive, but the price includes the Goliat lead, so it is not expensive.
Unfortunately, however, you cannot choose the thickness of the refill that comes with the pen. It would be nice to see the pen sold separately at a lower price so that users can choose their favorite refills.

Hasamu A4 is an analog tool for expanding ideas by drawing by hand and getting direct feedback.
The comfort of the pen is the key to this analog feel.

The Acrydor and the 849 are the two most recommended pens to make the Hasamu A4 the ultimate analog tool.

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