Pen Pencils Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose a Cross Ion Gel Ink Pen?

How do I choose an ergonomic Cross pen?

How do I know what my classic Cross pens are worth?

How do I care for my Cross Solo pen?

Iíve heard there are Cross pens that work with PDAs, which models have this feature?

Whatís the most durable long-lasting Cross pen?

What should I look for when buying Cross pen and pencil sets?

What is the most durable Cross pencil?

How do I refill my Cross mechanical pencil?

What are some common problems with my Cross mechanical pencil?

Should I buy a leather case or an aluminum case for my Cross pencils?

How do I care for the wood casing of my Faber Castell fountain pen?

How do I make my Faber Castell pens last?

Can I engrave my Faber Castell pen as I would a Mont Blanc pen?

How does the black leather desk pad protect my Faber-Castell pens?

Are Faber Castell pen and pencil sets available?

How do I refill my Faber-Castell Propelling Pencil?

Is there a special Faber Castell pencil sharpener?

How often should I replace the erasers in my Faber Castell pencils?

What’s the difference between a Faber Castell Large White Eraser and a regular eraser that fits on a Faber Castell pencil?

What Faber Castell pencil produces the darkest/thickest writing?

Whatís the most efficient fine writing pen twist mechanism and which brands feature it?

What paper should I use when writing with fountain pen fine writing instruments?

Which brand of fountain pens have the neatest and easiest feed mechanism for ink?

What is a spring loaded clip and how does it work in fine writing instruments?

A fountain pen seems too complicated, but I don’t want a ball point pen, so what other fine writing instrument can I buy?

How does precious resin enhance the appearance of fine writing instruments?

Who first produced pencils?

Is it true that Ancient Romans used pencils?

How did the mid-1500s advance the history of the pencil?

How did the Faber family become the Faber-Castell pen and pencil manufacturing company we know today?

How did the mechanical pencil develop?

How were pencil erasers invented?

How do I refill my Mont Blanc fountain pen using ink cartridges or mines?

How do I travel with my fountain pen so the ink doesnít spill on my clothes on the plane?

What can you tell me about the Montblanc rollerball pens and are there any in the Starwalker line?

How do I clean my Montblanc pen?

What problems might I have with my Mont Blanc pen?

How do I fill my Montblanc pen that has a piston converter and is it similar to the piston filling system?

How do I refill my fountain pen from an ink pot without spilling?

Can I use India ink in my fountain pens?

What exactly is ion gel ink and how do I work with it?

How easy are refill ink cartridges to use?

Whatís the difference between rollerball pen inks and ballpoint pen inks?

How do I keep my pen inks moist?

Which keeps pencils better, leather pencil cases, wooden pencil boxes or plastic pencil cases?

Can I buy pencil cases that include pencil grips as part of the package?

Iíd like to decorate my plain pencil cases, how do I go about it?

Arenít plastic pencil cases just for school kids?

Iíve heard that some schools have banned pencil cases, is this true?

How do I care for my wood or metal pencil boxes as well as my leather pencil cases?

How do I care for my Wagner Swiss Pen?

Whatís the most elegant Swiss Army Pen?

Why do I need a Swiss Army Pen?

What is overturn protection?

Why should I register my pen?

Who invented the pencil sharpener?

How does a mechanical pencil sharpener work?

Whatís the best electric pencil sharpener?

How do I clean my electric pencil sharpener?

I have an antique pencil sharpener, should I sell it at an auction house or on EBay?

Where do I buy spare parts for my pencil sharpeners?

Which pen case is right for my Mont Blanc fountain pen, and can I use any pen case?

Whatís the best pen accessory for my Cross Ion Gel Pen?

What kinds of pen cases does Mont Blanc have?

Does Faber-Castell make a leather pouch for my Porsche pens?

Whatís the most damage-resistant pen case?

I need a unique pen and pencil set as a gift, what is the most unique?

Other than the name plate, how can I personalize my Cross pen and pencil desk set?

How can I create my own pen and pencil gift set if I donít want to buy one ready-made?

Are there any pen and pencil sets that include artist pencils?

What do I look for when choosing a pen and pencil set?

Do pen and pencil sets include pen and pencil cartridge, ink, and lead refills?

What do I use to refill the lead and eraser in in my Mont Blanc Noblesse Oblige mechanical pencil?

Is a Mont Blanc mechanical pencil a good corporate gift?

How do I keep my Mont Blanc mechanical pencil in good condition?

Whatís the advantage of having a Mont Blanc pencil versus a pen?

How much should I expect to pay for a Mont Blanc mechanical pencil versus a pen?

Why would I need a Swiss Army Pencil if Iíve purchased a Swiss Army Pen?

Can I buy Swiss Army pencil and pen sets?

What pencil case should I use for my Swiss army pencils?

Can I buy replacement leads for my Swiss Army Mechanical Pencils?

Can I personalize my Swiss Army Pencils?

What is ďTecFlexĒ and why does it make Prosche Design Pens unique?

Will Faber-Castell refill supplies work with my Porsche pen?

How do I clean the TecFlex casing?

If Porsche Design Pens are so durable, should I still buy a protective case?

Can I buy Porsche Pen and Pencil sets?

How well do Faber-Castell mechanical pencils work for drawing?

Why are carpenter pencils good for sketching?

How do I care for my mechanical pencils?

Is it true that mechanical pencils arenít allowed in schools?

What kind of sharpeners do I need for my artist, mechanical and carpenter pencils?

What are the best personalized pens?

Whatís the best finish for a pen?

Which is better, a broad nib, a fine nib or a medium nib?

Whatís the most prestigious logo pen?

I do a lot of document signing, what is the best pen brand for signatures?

Are pens outdated now that everything is digital?





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Q. How can I polish the shaft of my Mont Blanc ballpoint pen to remove scratches?
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Q. Where do you find the Mont Blanc serial number on the pen? I have several that I bought myself and can`t locate it. Where it`s NOT is on the clip round the top!
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Q. Is it easy to change out nibs on a Mont Blanc 146? I have 2 and would like to exchange nibs on them.
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Q. Can anyone tell me how to tell whether the Montblan pen is a genuine one or not?
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Q. I have a Cross Pencil - unfortunately despite turning clockwise it will not draw through the lead. How do I fix it?
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Q. I have a Cross Gold Pen that has lost the tip off the end. Can I send it for repair? If so, where?
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