Made in collaboration with our friends at Allegory, a Kickstarter-born Chicago shop dedicated to handcrafted, small-batch manufacturing, this is a first release of the Custom Leather Pen Wrap available exclusively on Massdrop. Each of Allegory’s products aims to tell a story, and this Leather Pen Wrap is no exception—a timeless piece designed to give your favorite writing instruments a sturdy, beautiful home.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of leather colors between Charcoal, Coffee, and Saddle, as well as your choice of thread colors between Blue, Gray, and Red, or a Neutral that blends with the leather. Neutral thread colors include Charcoal, Coffee, Saddle, and Cream. This drop’s base price is for the four-pen wrap size, but you may upgrade to the six-pen size (+ $10). Coffee may require an extra week for fulfillment.
For an additional $10, engraving is available and limited to two lines. At checkout, select the optional engraving of your font choice (sans serif, serif, or script) and fill out the optional engraving text box to ensure we receive this request. For an idea of what your personalized engraving might look like, see the photo of the cover engraved with “Massdrop Jones.” If you’ve selected the engraving option but do not fill in your desired text, the order will be processed without personalization, and you’ll be refunded the $10 add-on charge.
Founded in 2012 with a line of fountain and ballpoint pens made from reclaimed and historical woods, Allegory introduced its leather goods in the summer of 2013. This pen wrap is made with supple leather, and rolls into a compact shape that can slip easily into a briefcase or tote. The interior, also leather, features four sleeves (or six, if you opt for the upgrade) that hold your pens snugly beneath a foldover flap, bound with a pair of metal studs and a simple wrap-tie closure.
For its leather goods, Allegory works directly with a tannery in Ecuador, where farming practices are kind to both the animals and the local ecosystem. Vegetable tanned and waterproofed, this leather is built to break in beautifully and show its age and character over time—yet it’s easy to restore to like-new condition with a quick neatsfoot oil treatment. At 3.5 ounces, it offers a great balance between softness, durability, and body.
All orders will be shipped by the vendor.
Estimated ship date is May 7, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.