We travel to Taipei, where our writing instruments are produced in a small precision engineering company. Owner Henry Tang learned the trade of manufacturing mechanical watches from his father, went on to receive his degree in mechanical engineering and started his own business producing high-end writing instruments more than 30 years ago. The tradition of Taiwan’s precision engineering industry dates back to the 1920s. For decades now, their precision-engineered products have been able to hold their own against those made in Europe, in terms of raw material quality and manufacturing excellence.
Legendär writing instruments are milled from a single cylinder of solid lead-free brass using CNC technology. Each writing instrument is assembled from three brass parts. The metal mechanism inside the barrel is made by german manufacturer Schmidt, a leader in global writing technology. They also supply the refills for our TWYST ballpoint pens. The Legendär logo and the characteristic rhombi-cross branding are applied to the shaft and cap in an elaborate etching process.
The typical brass patina, which gives the 38-gram writing instruments their authentic look, forms over time and with every use.