Conway Stewart Bard Classic Black

$665.28 $462.00

The price displayed above excludes UK/EU VAT. This will be added to your bill at checkout if you select delivery within the EU. Prices including VAT are from  £385/€485

A special 400th Anniversary celebration

Shakespeare 400 2William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon, died 400 years ago, on April 23 1616 and there have been many events, not only in the UK, but worldwide, to mark the anniversary. His extraordinary works remain hugely popular around the world and almost 3000 words and phrases he used in his plays and sonnets have become part of everyday speech.

So what finer tribute could we make to one of the world’s greatest writers, than a range of pens first created by Conway Stewart in 2009 and called The Bard?

The Conway Stewart Bard Classic Black is fitted with a cartridge/converter filling system and has a choice of Fine, Medium or Broad Flag Flexible 18ct gold nibs.

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Product Description

The Bard is one of Conway Stewart’s most commanding models. Originally launched in 2009, it is imposing in size and has a striking squared-off profile which sets it apart from other writing instruments. Its distinctive clip marks it as part of the proud Conway Stewart heritage. The Conway Stewart Bard Classic Black is one of only 3 colours remaining in the Bard range.

The Bard has been inspired by William Shakespeare, surely the most famous poet and writer of the past 400 years, who was known simply as ‘The Bard’ and whose enduring and much-loved works have enriched the cultural fabric of society since the late 16th century.

Sturdy elegance

The Conway Stewart Bard Classic Black features an untapered cap and barrel which give it a look of sturdy elegance. If you like writing with large pens, the Bard will surely become a firm favourite. While substantial in size, it is still a very usable pen thanks to the carefully thought-out design. The high-mounted clip allows the pen to sit low in the pocket and the rebated nib section design makes for a pen that is suitable for a wide range of hand sizes. The barrel end is also reduced in size, which makes posting the cap simple and secure.

 

Delivery

Because of the bespoke nature of all our pens – nib configurations, fitting options etc, we rarely have pens available ‘off the shelf’. As soon as we receive your order we will email you with a confirmation of your order and provide you with an estimate of the time required to assemble, configure and thoroughly test your pen. This is usually between 10 and 14 days, although in busy periods it could be up to 28 days.

Once your pen has passed quality control it will be carefully secured in its presentation box before being packed for despatch.

All our pens are despatched using Royal Mail and as soon as we have handed it over to Royal Mail, we will email you with a despatch confirmation. This email also provides you with a tracking number which will enable you to track your parcel.

UK Deliveries

For delivery to UK addresses we use the Special Delivery service which means your pen will be delivered within 24 hours, usually before 1pm, on the day following despatch. We advise you by email when your pen has been handed over to Royal Mail and provide tracking information so you can trace the whereabouts of your pen on the Royal Mail tracking website: https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item . You will need to sign for your parcel on receipt.

International Deliveries

For delivery to overseas addresses we use Royal Mail’s International Signed For service which means you will need to sign for the parcel to confirm receipt. We advise you by email when your pen has been handed over to Royal Mail and provide tracking information so you can trace the whereabouts of your pen on the Royal Mail tracking website: https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item. Once the parcel arrives in your country, your local postal service takes over responsibility for delivery, although you can still use Royal Mail’s ‘Track and Trace’ system. In some countries, you can use the Royal Mail tracking number we provide on your local postal service website. For example you can use Royal Mail Tracking numbers on the USPS website to track your parcel in the USA. In other countries you will need to check with your local postal service to see if they can track international parcels in this way.

If you have any doubts or reservations about the security of your national parcel delivery service, you can always ask for your pen to be delivered by one of the internationally recognised courier companies (Fedex, UPS etc). Just make a note when you order and we will be in touch regarding any additional charges for international courier delivery.

Filling is via the reliable cartridge/converter system, which allows either the convenience of handy ink cartridges or the rich choice of bottled inks.

18ct gold Flag Flexible nibs fitted as standard

You may select one of our Flag flexible 18ct gold nibs to be fitted to your Conway Stewart Bard Classic Black. They are available in Fine, Medium and Broad and bear the distinctive Flag logo.

Customised nibs also available

In addition to the standard Fine, Medium and Broad Flag flexible nibs, there is an option to customise any nib to your own specification at an extra cost of £36.00 (US$60) excluding VAT. For example, if you prefer to write with a Stub, Italic or Oblique nib, our nib wright, one of the UK’s most experienced nib mechanics, will undertake the work to your exact specification. Just include exact details of your requirements when you select the ‘custom nib’ preference above.

Prices, Taxes and Currencies

Prices shown in £ Sterling (GBP) exclude British VAT at 20%. If you live in the EU or plan to have a product delivered to an address in the EU, then British VAT is payable and will be added to the total cost at checkout. If you live outside the EU and wish to have your order delivered to an address outside the EU then VAT is not payable.

If you prefer to pay in Euros, then the same rules apply as for GBP. In other words, 20% VAT is payable if your order is being delivered to an address in the EU.

If you wish to view product pages with prices in US Dollars, just click the currency tab on the top right-hand corner of the page and all prices will be shown in US Dollars exclusive of any UK taxes.

Dimensions of the Conway Stewart Bard Classic Black:

Closed: 134.5 mm – Posted: 176.5 mm

Barrel incl nib: 124 mm – Cap: 60 mm

Barrel Diam: 15 mm – Cap Diam: 16 mm

Weight: 47 gms