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Krone Sterling


I am fortunate enough to have two Krone pens, with my second pen being The Sterling. Described in the pen catalogs as “simplicity and elegance” - I can only say the description is very apt.

I have quite a few pens, but using this classic looking sterling silver pen is consistently resulting in compliments. This pen has the classic good styling that it will be current for many years. The pen is made with .925 sterling silver and it certainly has weight. Yet, the overall appearance of the pen is sleek despite the overall substantial size and weight of th pen.

The cap screws onto the body making the pen feel very secure. The cap does post, although a slight turn is sometimes needed to be secure. This is a pen that I always want to post and it is one of the smooth round pens and can easily roll off the desk.

The etched design runs the length of the pen except for the nib section. This gives the pen a classic look and I find it helps with the feel and grip of the pen. I find the etched design also is a major asset in helping to ward off the “finger print” issue that some silver or all metal pens can have when there is no pattern. The length of the pen is 5 3/4" when closed with the cap on. With the cap posted, the pen is 6 3/4" long. With this pen I have been using the pen at times without posting the cap but as I previously noted, take care. This pen can roll. When the cap is posted, it needs a slight twist to help sit firmly on the pen. You will probably find at 5 1/4" inches without the cap posted it has a good length to rest in your hand.

The pen clip, always an important consideration when I view a pen, is of a good size (1 3/4" to a 2 3/4" cap). There is enough spring to the clip to securely be clipped in a shirt pocket.

The pen uses a cartridge or converter fill mechanism. A regular size converter enables you to use any ink you wish.

Twisting off the nib section from the body is very smooth. I always like pens that have a good metal to metal screwing mechanism. No plastic or resin theads that I have to worry about becoming damaged.

All I can say is that 2009 started off on the right foot. My two Krone pens are "regulars" as I make the selection of pens to accompany me for the day. Now, when I see the next profile of a Krone pen in one of the pen magazines, I will be looking at the ad from the eyes of an owner of a Krone pen. That feels good!

Krone Sterling


Krone - The Sterling



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