- Caran D’Ache Leman Ballpoint Pen
Caran D’ache has a wide range of ballpoint pens ranging from the inexpensive, plastic Frosty line to these quite expensive Leman pens. The Leman is one of the finest quality ballpoint pens available today.
This pen is a twist action/retraction ballpoint and takes the Goliath refill, the largest ballpoint refill available. It is advertised as having enough ink to write 600 single-spaced A4 sheets of paper.
The cap of the pen is solid brass coated with rhodium, a member of the platinum family. The barrel is coated with many layers of high gloss enamel. Rhodium is very hard and resistant to scratching and brassing. Enamel is very hard wearing, but can be damaged by chemicals like alcohol, acetone and turpentine.
This colour is no longer in production, and so it is getting harder to find. It is in perfect condition and comes in its original faux leather box with instructions and warranty card. The retail price for the Leman is about $500, although they can sometimes be found on eBay for about $375. You rarely see used ones for sale, because who would want to get rid of such a great pen.