Henry Simpole Teardrop Pen

Henry Simpole Teardrop Pen

$2,073.60 $1,440.00

Available with either a black or coral red acrylic body, Henry Simpole’s Teardrop Pens with Sterling Silver Overlay are exquisite examples of the silversmith’s art.

Drawing on the traditional teardrop or pear-shape design often used by great British designers like William Morris or Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Henry has created a sterling silver overlay that is simply sublime. The epitome of a bespoke British pen – and one we are delighted to offer on our website!


Custom Nib

You may customise any nib to your own specification at an extra cost of £40.00 plus VAT, if appropriate. 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 details of your precise requirements in the box below and the cost will be added automatically.

Gift Wrapping

If you would like your pen gift wrapped please tick the box below and the cost will be added to your order.


Personalise your pen with your initials, company name, or a special phrase, or a special date at an extra cost of £20 plus VAT.
Most of our pens can be engraved on the barrel with your initials, or company name, or a special phrase, or date.
Simply choose the font you want; either Arial or Script.
Then type in the words in the box below.
And click on Buy Now and this will be added to your pen you have selected in the shopping cart.

Please note, there are some pens which can not be engraved, however if you have chosen one of these, we will contact you once we have received your order to suggest alternatives.

Engraving Details


Stylish, elegant and tactile, fountain pens incorporating filigree silver overlays date back to the 1910s and here, with a design based on the traditional teardrop shape, this is a masterpiece. The Henry Simpole Teardrop Pen including Sterling Silver overlay is available in a choice of high density black or deep coral acrylic, and are sure to be admired whenever and wherever used.

These silver overlay pens were originally made as part of a collaboration with the American pen designer Bruno Corsini, which resulted in the Corsini-Simpole pen. Henry considers this silver overlay as one of his finest designs as it has simplicity and true beauty at the same time. Henry has now decided to launch the Henry Simpole Teardrop Pen including Sterling Silver overlay using the same overlay pattern but using a different base pen design with a cartridge/converter filling system.

6000-year-old techniques

The nature of the work involved in making the Sterling Silver overlay using the 6000 year-old ‘lost-wax’ process means that Henry Simpole Teardrop Pen can never be mass produced. Each one is made to order and you should allow up to 6 weeks for delivery.

Certificate of Authenticity

Each Henry Simpole Teardrop Pen is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Henry, together with an 8-page booklet about his life and the ancient Egyptian techniques used to create each overlay.

Nib options

Each pen features an 18ct gold nib available in either Fine, Medium or Broad widths to suit your handwriting style.

Additional information


18ct gold Fine, 18ct gold Medium, 18ct gold Broad


Black acrylic, Coral Red acrylic


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.

Prices, Taxes and Currencies

Prices shown in £ Sterling (GBP) include 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. If you live outside the EU and wish to have your order delivered to an address outside the EU then VAT is not payable and the price of your item will be adjusted in the shopping cart as soon as you confirm the delivery address.

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 web page and select ‘US Dollars’. The prices shown include 20% UK VAT (sales tax) until such time as you get to the shopping cart and confirm your delivery address is outside the EU. The prices will then be adjusted to remove the 20% UK VAT charge.


Dimensions of the Henry Simpole Teardrop

Length Closed: 137mm

Length Posted: 187mm

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