Designed and made in England by The Onoto Pen Company, one of the country’s oldest fountain pen manufacturers, these fine quality pens are available exclusively to Cambridge alumni around the world.
Crafted from solid sterling silver with 23ct gold plated fittings, this beautiful pen has an extra-long barrel and weighs nearly 90 grams giving it stature and presence.
The University of Cambridge crest is gold-plated in perfect detail on the top of the pen cap, and you can have your college crest embedded into the end of the barrel in full colour. You can also have your year of graduation added next to the words "University of Cambridge" which are engraved around the wide gold-plated cap band.
Established in England in 1905 by Thomas De La Rue, the postage stamp and banknote printers, Onoto pens were innovative, easy to fill, and guaranteed not to leak. Onoto became one of the most famous British fountain pen manufacturers of the last century when Onoto pens were sold around the globe.
In 2009, the University of Cambridge selected Onoto to produce a range of pens to celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the University. See customer testimonials for some of the wonderful compliments received. As a result, this Alumni pen range was developed.
Perfect balance and feel
Hold the Cambridge Alumni Sterling Silver pen and you will marvel at its perfect balance and how tactile it feels – the superb guilloché-engraved classical pattern is achieved using techniques perfected by Carl Fabergé at the end of the 19th century. Please note you do not post the cap onto the barrel on these pens as it would scratch the precious metal, so the barrel has been made longer to give it that wonderful feel.
Onoto nibs – Probably the best on the market
Each Cambridge Alumni Sterling Silver pen is fitted with an 18ct gold size 7 Onoto nib made famous by the Onoto Magna of the 1930s, considered by many as one of the finest fountain pens ever produced. Put ‘pen to paper’ and you’ll be amazed at its smoothness. It is available in broad, fine or medium widths to suit your handwriting style.
Custom nibs also available
And if you prefer to use a special nib – an italic, stub or oblique, for example – you can have our gold nib ground to your exact specification by one of the UK’s leading nib-masters. Just complete your requirements in the shopping cart.
Prefer a Rollerball?
The Cambridge Alumni pens are available as a Rollerball or Fineliner at no extra cost. Why not purchase a fountain pen and a rollerball as companion pens?
Like all modern Onoto pens, the Cambridge Alumni Silver pen comes with a lifetime guarantee. If there’s ever a problem with your pen, just return it to us and we’ll repair it for you free of charge.*
(* See guarantee card for full details. Does not apply to accidental damage.)
Made in England
The Cambridge Alumni range is entirely hand-crafted in England and each pen bears the words:
ONOTO THE PEN
Made in England
engraved on the barrel just like many of the vintage Onoto pens of the last century when famous patrons like Sir Winston Churchill, Ernest Shackleton, Natsume Soseki and Field Marshall Haig relied on their Onoto pens to communicate great words of wisdom.
Superb Presentation Box and Certificate of Authenticity
The Cambridge Alumni Silver pen is produced in a limited edition of 200. Each one comes with an exclusive University of Cambridge Presentation Box and a signed Certificate of Authenticity, together with a University history booklet and blotter. A cleaning cloth to keep your pen in tip-top condition, a leaflet on “How to care for your Fountain Pen”, and a booklet on English hallmarks to explain the history of these stamps of quality complete the package. Each pen is fully hallmarked.
Personalisation options for your Alumni Silver pen:
Your choice of nib. You can select either a Fine, Medium or Broad 18ct gold nib. Rollerball or Fineliner versions are also available.
Your college shield. You can have your college shield in superb colour and encased in clear acrylic, embedded into the end of the barrel of your pen for a small additional cost. (Every Cambridge college shield is available – see right.)
Your name or initials. You can have your name or initials engraved on the barrel of the pen for a small extra cost. (Maximum 16 characters in Arial or Script font.)
Your graduation year. The year of your graduation (or any other year!) may be engraved on the gold-plated silver cap band at no extra charge.
You will find all these personalisation options in drop-down lists in the Shopping Cart.
You can select from the full range of Cambridge
college shields for your pen. Please click the image to enlarge it.
The Burlington in high density black acrylic with sterling silver cap and fittings
Insured delivery worldwide
Please enter your requirements in the shopping cart including your nib preference, any custom nib or engraving instructions. Remember our 30 day 100% Refund Guarantee, so order today with no risk.
Hallmarked Sterling Silver decorated on cap and barrel with ‘Foxhead’ guilloché engraved pattern
Onoto size 7 in 18ct gold
Fine, medium or broad nib as standard.
Rollerball or Fineliner also available at no additional cost
23 ct gold-plated 8mm wide sterling silver band, engraved with "University of Cambridge" and optionally, the year of graduation.
Button - gold-plated UOC crest
Clip - gold-plated with Onoto cipher
‘Onoto THE Pen Made in England’. Optional name or initials (max 16 characters) may also be engraved on the barrel
Converter (provided) or standard European cartridge
No Risk, 30 Day 100% Refund GUARANTEE
You can acquire any of The Onoto Cambridge Alumni pens
without risk, thanks to our 30 day 100% refund guarantee.
It is a cornerstone of our business that if for any reason, you
wish to return the pen, you may do so within 30 days of
receipt for a full refund of the purchase price, without question.
Uncapped including nib:
12 - 13.2mm
14 - 15.8mm
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