Filcao Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean

About This Pen

Filcao was a fine pen manufacturer in Settimo Torinese, Italy from the 1960s-2012. In 2004, it produced a Richard Binder-designed pen that was meant to be modern but with vintage-evocative features. The Columbia feels like a cross between Italian vintage and a Parker Duofold: a 5½” long button filler that sits perfectly in the hand. This pen is the original model, in deep blue, almost lapis, resin, with orange flecks. It has been used, but is unblemished. The trim is all chrome, and is clean. It carries a standard size Schmidt nib, and writes a wet fine/medium line.  A sturdy everyday pen.

This pen is not for sale.