Fend Super Norma
Manufacturer/Model: FEND Germany/Super Norma Mechanical pencil
Year of production: Late 1950s
Filling system: 1.18mm 4 color leads; Slots for: Black, Red, Green & Blue
Material: Solid steel base, Gold plated; Guilloche Barleycorn mesh finish; Mechanism specially enclosed 4 spring solid brass
Length (pen closed): Super heavy and long at 134mm
Condition and information:
Vintage Fend pencils are simply one of the best mechanical pencils ever made. The Fend company was founded in 1899, and was specialized in production of mechanical pencils, and later ballpoint pens. Their products set the standards in Germany at the time, as simply the best on the market in those two categories, second to none. The company did manufacture fountain pens, but in very low quantities as they believed the future was in Ballpoint pens. They stared producing fountain pens as well early on, under a sister company they founded in Italy called Fendograph, and produced spectacular fountain pens, high end and very expensive. In Germany however they were focused solely on ballpoints and mechanical pencils. Their pens were one of the most expensive at that time. The materials used were the best possible, either solid steel, brass, silver, solid gold, rolled gold. Even today, it’s very rare to find a broken vintage Fend pencil; they were simply built to perfection and meant to function for generations. The pencil offered here is one example of their craftsmanship. Its a rare round 4 color multi color pencil. The pencil is thick gold plated. The mechanism is solid, responsive as the day it was manufactured, with 4 separate slots and 4 springs. The leads are loaded from the tip and there is a led reservoir on top of the pen. The leads can be fine tuned by truing the tip of the slot from the front. The clip and the entire pen are made in the Art Deco style. It feels heavy and solid; steel-brass structure and mechanism, with a perfect fit in the hand and great feel, perfect balance and writing experience. It is beautifully engraved with a highly detailed Barleycorn mesh guilloche pattern, giving it stunning looks and reflections. The pencil is in good condition with some signs of use, but functionally flawless. Astonishing writing instrument and a piece of history made by one of the best writing instruments manufacturers in the world.
About the company: FEND writing instruments company was founded in a small town in Germany which was renowned by its tradition in jewelry crafting and work with precious metals. Many of the families of that town were jewelers. Then it’s not hard to understand, why FEND’s instruments were primarily made out of precious metals, but also the extreme attention to detail, both in engineering aspects and in decoration aspects; all FEND pens have a stunning finish with intricate guilloche patterns. It’s very also interesting to know, that some of Germany’s top pen manufacturers, brought their pens to FEND, usually their limited or high-end editions for the finish work, such as gold overlay, guilloche crafting and other precious metal finishes. Their biggest customer was Montblanc. Unfortunately, the FEND company does not exist today; it was sold around late 60’s. Quite noticeably, most of the FEND pens future an profound Art Deco design.
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