Unic

1960s
About This Model

Unic was one of the major mainstream manufacturers of fountain pens in France for many years. Many hours of searching corporate historical information yielded very little, including a “wayback” listing that described the company (in French) as venerable but little documented. It was organized just after World War I, was a steady producer of decent fountain pens in predictable styling until after WWII. They did produce some decorative models, but never were style leaders. With other firms, Unic closed in the 1960s. Research has not shown a link between the pen manufacturer and the other Unics, most famously the truck brand that later became Iveco.

About This Pen

Like most Unics I’ve seen, the model designation is not known or stamped on the pen. This pen is probably from the 1960s, judging by the combination of a later plastic barrel and an earlier accordion filling mechanism. Like many French pens, it is a bit smaller at 12.7cm long capped, but it feels good in all but the largest hand. The cap and base are gold metal, and, with the shiny black barrel and section, are very clean and unmarked. The delight of this pen is its 18K gold Unic nib, which is soft and very flexible. A sweet pen, can be used steadily.

This pen is not for sale.