Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Casesearch

Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case

Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case

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Handcrafted Pens With History

From Chicago’s Allegory Handcrafted Goods, the Precision Collection features timeless mid-century modern designs made from reclaimed wood. Each pen’s materials tell a story and add meaning to the finished piece—like “The Cap,” made from a combination of Bethlehem olive wood from ancient groves and salvaged Indonesian teak. The fountain pen is fitted with a stainless steel nib, and both the fountain and rollerball pens have a magnetic cap for secure posting and closure. With each writing instrument sold, Allegory makes a tree-planting donation to the National Forest Foundation.

Note: This bundle includes a fountain pen and a two-pen case. For the fountain pen, you’ll have your choice of finish and nib size, and you can also add a matching rollerball for an additional $75. For the two-pen case, you’ll have your choice of leather color and thread color. Your fountain pen will arrive in a leather sleeve, enclosed in an eco-friendly paper envelope. Pen sets (fountain and rollerball) come in a maple wood display box.

Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case

Sustainable Sourcing

Planted as many as 2,000 years ago, Israel’s ancient olive groves are highly protected today. Those who maintain them gather branch trimmings and deadfall for tourists and woodworkers—like the craftsmen at Allegory, who value the wood for its long history and dense, high-contrast grain. For its teak, Allegory works with IndoTeak Design, a company that salvages and recycles high-quality wood from 100- to 300-year-old buildings that would otherwise be demolished. This zero-waste process ensures no trees are unnecessarily cut down, and supports excellent working conditions for IndoTeak’s team in Indonesia.

Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case
Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case
Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case
Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case

Custom Pen Case

Made in collaboration with Allegory, this custom pen case is available only on Massdrop. It’s made of supple, durable leather and specially designed to protect your favorite pens and EDC on the go. The ruched flap closure tucks securely under the exterior strap, which is attached with two metal rivets. Built to accommodate a range of pen styles, the two interior pockets feature semicircular flaps of material; you can fit the clip of your LAMY Safari over the flap, or slip your LAMY Dialog 3 snugly behind.

Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case
Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case
Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case
Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case

About the Leather

A year after its 2012 launch, Allegory added a suite of leather goods to its existing line of pens. To produce these leather products, the company works directly with a tannery in Ecuador, where eco-friendly farming practices are paramount. Vegetable-tanned and waterproofed, the leather is built to age well and show character over time. Still, it’s easy to restore to like-new condition with a quick treatment of neatsfoot oil.

Allegory “The Cap” Fountain Pen & Leather Case

The Handcrafting Process

Finish Options

Fountain - Dark
Fountain - Light
Rollerball - Dark (+ $75)
Rollerball - Light (+ $75)

Thread Colors


Leather Colors



“The Cap” Fountain Pen

  • Bethlehem olive wood, salvaged Indonesian teak
  • Magnetic cap
  • Stainless steel nib
  • Accepts short international cartridges
  • Accepts standard international piston converters
  • Length, capped: 5.7 in (14.5 cm)
  • Length, uncapped: 4.7 in (12 cm)
  • Length, posted: 6.4 in (16.3 cm)
  • Weight: 1.8 oz (51 g)
  • Made in Chicago

Leather 2-Pen Case

  • Vegetable-tanned leather
  • Dimensions, open: 4 x 11 in (10.2 x 27.9 cm)
  • Dimensions, closed: 4 x 7 in (10.2 x 17.8 cm)
  • Weight: 1.4 oz (41 g)
  • Made in Chicago


  • Black cartridge
  • Converter
  • Leather sleeve
  • Information card
  • Schmidt refill (with pen set)
  • Maple wood display box (with pen set)


All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is June 27, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

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