Celebrating 7 Years with 7 Specials

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On the afternoon of the 8th of September 2014 (7 Years ago today), the notification popped up that I had a new mail. Write GEAR had received our first ever order. It was unbelievable! Jesse and I almost fell off our chairs (our chairs at our other jobs). We had hoped that there were some other fountain pen nerds out there in South Africa, but had no idea if an online Fountain Pen Shop would actually work in SA. We had no idea if the Fountain Pen Community in SA would even be able to find us. But on that Monday the first order came through. It was official. We were a shop. We were a specialist, enthusiast centric pen shop!

Seven great years it has been with great support from the fountain pen community in SA. Through stock issues, staff changes, the move from Durban to Cape Town, COVID lockdowns and more you have supported us. Thank you. Your support has enabled us to grow, to increase the number of products we stock, to expand into new brands and even have a full walk in store at our offices in Cape Town. Which, by the way, you should pop in, grab a coffee and say hi when you are next in CT. 

This year to celebrate 7 years of the Write GEAR store being opened we are having 7 specials over 7 days to celebrate our 7th Birthday. The first special can been seen below. The second special will drop at 8am tomorrow, the next the following day at 8am and so on over 7 days. These specials will only last for the day and are while stocks last. And you can come back here each day to see the days special being unveiled.

So without keeping you any longer from the specials here they are:

SPECIAL ONE - 08 September 2021

Lamy Nexx Fountain Pen Rose 3


Our first special is the Lamy Nexx Fountain Pen for R289. That is R160 off the normal price. Amazing!! Limited stock available. 

Shop for your new Lamy Nexx below 🙂

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SPECIAL TWO- 09 September 2021

Faber-Castell Fountain Pen - Ambition - OpArt Mint Green


Our second special is the Faber-Castell Ambition OptArt Fountain Pen. We have a limited number of these fountain pens available at an incredible R550 off the price. That makes the pen R949 for today. Woohoo!!

Shop for your new Ambition below 🙂

SPECIAL THREE - 10 September 2021

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Our third special is a goodie. All Leuchtturm products are 25% off for today only!! That includes notebooks, pencils and the wonderful Leuchtturm Drehgriffel Ballpoint pen.


SPECIAL FOUR - 11 September 2021

Lamy Scala Fountain Pen Dark Violet


Our fourth special is the Lamy Scala Fountain Pen. The Scala is one of Lamys premium pens designed with strong contrasts and bold lines. We have a very limited number of Lamy Scalas available for an incredible R1200 off.

Shop for your new Scala below 🙂


SPECIAL FIVE - 12 September 2021

Caran d'Ache fountain pen Caran 840- 009 - Black


For our fifth day we have two specials. We have the Caran D’Ache 849 Fountain pen at an incredible R400 off (R599) and three Kaweco Ink Bottle colours at R80 off (R119). Very limited stock. You can see which are available below.


SPECIAL SIX - 13 September 2021


For our sixth day of specials we have the Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen in White. This pen will be R100 off for today only. That means you can get this pen at the incredible price of R299. Limited Stock available 🙂



SPECIAL SEVEN - 14 September 2021

Faber-Castell Fountain Pen - LOOM - Piano Black


For our final day of specials we have the Faber-Castell Loom in Black for R349. Yes you heard right that is R300 off the normal price. Extremely limited stock available.

Since stock is so limited we also have some of the previous specials available to order today. We have the last few Caran D’Ache 849 Fountain Pens, The Lamy Nexx and for only 8 hours today the Leuchtturm 25% off special 🙂


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11 thoughts on “Celebrating 7 Years with 7 Specials

  1. Wayne says:

    It’s been wonderful to see you grow and grow. Your passion for fountain pens and stationery is easy to see. On wards and upwards for the next 7 years!

  2. roshaimulder says:

    Wow congratulations! I know when I was starting to get into fountain pens, I was absolutely blown away that there was an online fountain pen store in South Africa. Keep up the amazing work guys!

  3. Arwenn says:

    Huge congratulations to you! Finding your online (and in-person) store was definitely the highlight of my year. I hope the next seven years are wonderful for you and your team. Keep it up!

  4. Jorge Rubia says:

    Congratulations Jamie and Co !!! So we share the same “birthday” ! Big Thank you for the wonderful service and you great shared passion for all things pens and stationary… Here’s to many more successful years , Jorge .

  5. mikejstiles says:

    Congratulations, hope there are many more. I enjoyed visiting your shop last Friday and hope to continue as an on-line shopper in the future.

  6. Z.T. Apetauer says:

    Congratulations Jesse, Jamie & Co! It has been absolutely amazing to see you growing from strength to strength these past 7 years. I wish that continue growing in the years to come.

  7. Bruno says:

    Congratulations on the 7 years Jamie and team. I have not been doing business with you for long, but have come to know you as a passionate, friendly team alway willing to help. And you appreciate good coffee almost as much as good pens.
    May the next 7 see you reaching new heights.

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