Drehgriffel Nr. 1
An exceptional writing instrument. Inspired by the original 1920 design. The Drehgriffel Nr. 1 makes a striking statement, with its hexagonal silhouette. The narrowly tapered tip, like the twist mechanism, comes in a colour that contrasts with the body.
The twist mechanism and refill of this multiple design award-winning writing utensil are made in Germany. The Drehgriffel Nr. 1 is precision-milled in aluminium and brass, then varnished and sealed.
It has a spring-loaded twist mechanism and is available as a ballpoint pen with royal blue ink and as a version with a black gel refill.
- Colour: Olive
- Size: Medium Ballpoint
- Blue ink cartridge
About Drehgriffel[dreː][gríffel] The name is a tribute to the culture of writing. It combines the word Dreh (twist), a reference to the twist mechanism, and the term Griffel (pen), a name for the oldest writing instrument in the world (from the Greek grapheĩon = writing instrument). The font is derived from the Sütterlin script.
The original script was developed by the Berlin graphic artist and educator Ludwig Sütterlin for learning cursive writing, which became the widespread standard in Germany during the 1920s and replaced the former Kurrent script. Sütterlin script was banned in 1941.
Today, only a few people still master this special cursive writing style.