MATERIALS & DETAILS
Grenadilla (African blackwood)
Grenadilla is a deep brown to black hardwood, belonging to the ironwoods. An absolutely perfect material for a writing instrument. Its natural warmth flatters the hand, and due to its grain and structure it is extremely hard and unique. But before a precious wood is ready to be used, it needs to go through a process of ageing and drying for up to 7 years.
We only use woods that are ecologically sustainable and have a certified origin.
Ebonite is a particularly hard and solid material made of natural rubber and sulphur, which can be shaped with great precision. In 1851, Charles Goodyear applied for the patent for ebonite. The name of the black material is a reference to African ebony. The natural rubber itself is obtained from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). To extract the raw material, the bark of the rubber tree is scratched so that the latex seeps out of the tree.
An critical partner for offering a quality product is Schmidt Technology, located in the Black Forest, which manufactures the best interior mechanical parts and refills. The ballpoint pen and rollerball refills glide across the paper so smoothly that you just want to keep writing.
The same applies to the quality and writing feel of nibs from Peter Bock AG. And yet, the production of a nib requires even more delicate handling and refinement. Each nib has been initiated and tested by hand to ensure and even flow of ink and that the nib won‘t scratch in any way.
Order and Purchase
If you like to order a product or you have questions please send us an email to or use the contact form. We will reply promptly and discuss the details
After the product specifications have been determined and payment has been received, we will provide you with a completion date
Each piece is handmade at the JANZANDER DESIGN workshop with singular focus on your pen
Your writing instrument will be delivered in an exclusive leather case for everyday protection
An enclosed certificate attests to the limitation, date of purchase and the production of your writing instrument
Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for production of your order. All of our products are shipped from Hamburg/Germany. Shipping and insurance are provided at no additional cost to you.
We guarantee your complete satisfaction with our product.