The history of the company began in 1918 in Pforzheim, the traditional German jewellery metropolis in the Black Forest, as a production site for high-quality gold and silver mechanical pencils. This was followed by the development and production of fountain pens and ballpoint pens made of metals such as brass, silver or 18-carat gold.
Everything that leaves the company's own production has been manufactured by skilled craftsmen with many years of experience using traditional handcrafted techniques still painstakingly and lovingly doing manual work. The enthusiasm for innovation, modern techniques and filigree handcrafting has been a longstanding tradition.
As in the founding year, Waldmann still manufactures 100% of its writing instruments in Germany today, therefore the products from the Waldmann manufactory rightly bear the signature “Made in Germany”
Waldmann has also made a name for itself as a specialist for unusual finishes. The old craftsmanship of engraving deserves a special mention. Only very few master engravers still master the “Viennese pattern” and only Waldmann is able to produce unique writing instruments with this uniquely and elegant engraving method individually made one by one. Tradition, quality and craftsmanship since 1918 – Waldmann has combined all of these into their writing instruments.
Worldwide patents have been granted to Waldmann writing instruments for special rotary mechanisms with 2 and 4 colour writing instruments. The first award for this masterpiece took place in 1937 at the Paris World Exhibition, when Waldmann was awarded a silver medal for a 4-colour mechanical pencil.
Further patents followed, among others for the legendary “Two-in-One” from 1972. This retractable ballpoint pen had an ball pen refill in one end of the barrel and the other end was made into a fountain pen.
925 Sterling Silver is therefore a precious metal alloy consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% of other materials. Being a harder and more stable alloy, making it ideal for the production of jewellery and coins, but also for the production of high quality writing instruments, such as those made by Waldmann.
This wordplay and this meaning, led in 2010 to a cooperation between the Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of the most renowned German daily newspapers and the writing instrument manufacturer Waldmann.
The desired ‘Edelfeder’ series, which has not only been an fundamental part of the Waldmann collection since 2011, was also created and designed in honour of outstanding journalistic achievements on ‘Edelfeder’.
The writing instruments of Adolf Waldmann are of timeless elegance. One of the best sellers from the year 1918 also became the 100 year Anniversary pen. The line pattern engraved with the traditional technique of guilloché was already an elegant pattern 100 years ago, and has proven to be timeless and popular to this day.
In keeping with tradition, the cap and barrel of the limited edition were thus also worked with the old engraving technique and decorated with wide lines. All visible components are made of solid `925 `sterling silver with a total silver weight of 66g. The total weight of the piston filling fountain pen is 82g, with a length of 145 mm when closed. The 18ct. gold nib, in medium width, completed this anniversary model, which was limited to 100 pieces only.