Classic Gold Piston filler Fountain Pen
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Classic, yet versatile. Timeless, yet modern. The Cleo Classic fits – without fitting in. It does not just fit in your hand well, but it also glides across paper as light as a feather due to its low weight. However, there is one reason why the Cleo Classic might be a difficult fit: the decision as to which version better fits you. The Cleo Classic Metal. The Cleo Classic Palladium or maybe the Cleo Classic Gold.

The Cleo Skribent Palladium Classic Gold cartridge converter pen features a 14 carat gold nib in fine, medium or broad. It is made of precious resin in Black, Bordeaux or White. The pen is supplied with a screw-in converter, and will also take a standard cartridge. The cap is screw-on.
Cleo Skribent pens are made in Bad Wilsnack, not far from the River Elbe between Berlin and Hamburg. Yes, Germany, where many expensive and purportedly excellent writing instruments come from. And these ones are – excellent, that is.

The company was founded just after the second world war, in that part of Germany that was a democratic republic. They supplied top quality writing instruments to the Eastern Bloc – they were big in Cuba. There’s cool!

With the reunification of Germany in 1990 their market broadened, and as well as manufacturing pens themselves, they finished pens for some better known pen and jewellery manufacturers. We first came across them ten or so years ago, and for a while did nicely with their Messograph – a ballpoint with an inbuilt Vernier scale. But we sort of drifted apart – there’s a limit to even the cleverest ballpoint - until earlier this year when, out of the blue, came a brochure featuring lots of interesting pens.

And here are most of them: mostly lacquered metal pens, except for the wood series and the delightful Ebonite piston filler, many available with the convenient cartridge converter system or the choice of the hardcore fountain pen user, piston fillers. With some you also get a choice between a beautifully executed steel nib or even better gold one.

For a top quality pen German pen that won’t break the bank, we commend Cleo Skribent!

Postage and packing will be charged at the following rates:

Orders under £20 have a standard delivery charge of £1.50, and will be dispatched within 1-2 working days using Royal Mail 2nd Class post. Typically, they will take 2-3 days to be delivered.


If you choose Signed for 1st Class post, at a charge of £4.00, the order will usually arrive the next day and will need to be signed for. This is a tracked service. Special Delivery guarantees delivery the following day, and is a fully tracked and signed for service.


Orders between £20 and £99.99 will be sent free by standard delivery. There is a £2 charge for Ist Class signed for post and £5.95 for Special Delivery.


Orders over £100 will be delivered by Signed for Next Working Day Delivery where possible, provided the order is placed before 3pm for Monday – Thursday. Special Delivery is £5.95.


Customers will receive emails notifying that orders have been dispatched.


Our International Delivery charges are based on the value of your order and all International orders are sent with Royal Mail International Delivery signed for services. Delivery on these items can take up to 10 working days from dispatch. We cannot deliver to PO Boxes outside the UK.

International orders for ink bottles can sometimes be delayed coming through customs due to the liquid content, they will be sent after inspection but this may add an extra few days delivery time.

For residents of the Channel Islands please use either Jersey or Guernsey as your country with the correct UK postcode as usual. Residents of Alderney and Sark will have a GY (Guernsey postcode) so please choose Guernsey as your country and no VAT will be charged on your order.

UK Delivery Information

Order ValueStandard DeliverySigned For 1st ClassSpecial Delivery
£0 - £19.99 £1.50 £4.00* 5.95*
£20.00 - £100.00 FREE £2.00* 5.95*
£100.00+ N/A FREE* 5.95*

*Subject to stock availability

International Delivery

Order ValueEuropean DeliveryRest of World Delivery
£0 - £19.99 £8.50 £10.50
£20 - £500 £12.50 £16.95
£500 + (insured) £22.50 £25.95

Europe is currently defined as EU Member nations plus Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Channel Islands, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Greenland, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the Vatican City.

Added Delivery Time

Some items are dispatched from our suppliers as we cannot guarantee to hold all items in stock, these items can add 3-15 working days to your order. We will notify you of any delay.