Waldmann Writing Instruments
Precious craftmanship from an expert's hand
Since more than 95 years, Waldmann has been manufacturing
high class writing instruments made from Solid Sterling Silver 925/ooo,
in an amazing variety of designs and models.
The company's history began 1918 in Pforzheim, the traditional German metropolis of jewellery in the Black Forest, as a production facility for high class push action and twist action pencils, made from gold and silver. Subsequently, Waldmann developed and manufactured fountain pens and ball pens made from metals such as brass, silver or 18 carat gold! Waldmann writing instruments with special twist mechanisms for 2 and 4 colour pen systems achieved worldwide patents. For the first time, this masterstroke was honoured on the occasion of the world exposition in Paris in 1937, namely with a silver medal for a 4 colour twist action pencil. Further patents succeeded, amongst others for the legendary 'Two-in-One' in 1972. This push action ball pen had an ink cartridge incorporated in the barrel, and at the same time, the pen’s other end could be used as a fountain pen.
All writing instruments leaving our local premises, have been manufactured in hard and affectionate handiwork by skilled craftsmen having long-term experience and using traditional techniques of craftsmanship. Thereby, enthusiasm for innovation, modern techniques and extensive metalworking have got a fine and long tradition.
Nowadays, as already in its founding year, Waldmann still manufactures its writing instruments at 100% on its German location. Thus, the products from the Waldmann manufactory rightly bear the designation 'Made in Germany'. Moreover, Waldmann made a name for themselves as a specialist for exceptional surfaces. Thereby, the old craftsmanship of engraving is to be highlighted. Only a few master craftsmen of engraving do still master the 'Vienna pattern', and only Waldmann can provide writing instruments with this unique and elegant engraving – bit by bit one of a kind.
Nowadays, the specialists do distribute their products in more than 60 countries – worldwide, on every continent! Since several decades already, Waldmann has been producing writing instruments for many world famous companies from all sectors under their own brands, or manufactures limited editions for momentous occasions, such as for the 150-years jubilee of the sailing competition 'America's Cup', in the year 2000, or as the official supplier of an extravagant writing instrument for the 'Byron Nelson' professional golf tournament in the United States. All winners of the past 15 years, amongst others Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, etc. were awarded with this writing instrument by the organizer of that tournament. In 2002 Waldmann even could be admired in the cinema! The Steven Spielberg movie 'Catch me if you can' , starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, recognized the Original 2 colour twist action ball pen, already patented in the fifties, with a part. After the movie’s release, Waldmann again revived this retro-style writing instrument, and additionally improved it with a modern data-pen spare refill.
Made in Germany since 1918.
Waldmann writing instruments are available in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Thus, the circle closes: tradition and quality, professional treatment and the glamour of the big, wide world – Waldmann melds altogether in its writing instruments.