The classic Standard is the epitome of Yard O Led quality and design, a collection to suit all writing styles. A classic Yard O Led pen. Universally popular size with an understated look in highly polished silver.
Each pen is marked with several hallmarks, to identify the silver content and the maker.
Yard O Led writing instruments are all manufactured from premium 925 Sterling silver, hand-chased with traditional Victorian designs. Each prestigious item is engraved with a unique number and stamped with a hallmark from a British assay office, guaranteeing the quality of the silver and identifying Britain as the location of manufacture. Every pen and pencil is fitted with an attractive and recognisable clips, crafted from sheet silver. A personal engraving is available on request.
The heavily engraved finish of the Standard Victorian highlights the intricate work of the Yard O Led craftsmen, with each part of the detailed motif meticulously hammered by hand.
Key fact: every Victorian-patterned writing instrument has been achieved by up to 3,000 hand-chasing taps that will naturally vary according to each Silversmith. This creates a unique product whereby the pattern will slightly vary from one pen to another.
Yard O Led is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fine writing instruments, as well as one of the most historic craft workshops in Britain, with a history of over 200 years. Over the years, the Yard O Led portfolio expanded from pencils to pens, becoming masters of both. Today in the Birmingham workshop, a small number of dedicated craftsmen assemble and decorate every one of Yard O Led’s exquisite writing instruments by hand. Some of these masters have been with the company for over fifty years, and each brings their own distinctive style their work, making no pen or pencil exactly like any other.
Yard O Led has perfected traditional engraving methods, including engine-turning and hand-hammering, that have long been lost to many parts of the metalworking industry. These time-honoured techniques are used to create pens featuring their famous “Barley” and “Victorian” finishes on the exterior of the barrel. The former is a fine mesh pattern that is not just aesthetically pleasing – it also provides a flawless grip. The Victorian finish, meanwhile, comprises a delicate and sophisticated floral motif, faithful to the fashions of that bygone era.