These revolutionary products from Quiver Global fix easily to the front cover or wrap around the spine of your notebook, and hold your pen safely, and poised for action. They fit easily and quickly to most brands and sizes, don’t add to the bulk of your notebook, and can be reused, unlike adhesive pen loops. Best of all they are handmade from oh-so-soft tanned leather which only gets to look and feel better as it ages, and will add a real touch of class to your humble notebook.
What’s the Story?
One of the designers at Quiver (in Aurora, Illinois, USA) is an avid Moleskine notebook user and was continually frustrated with losing his favourite pen in the bottom of his bag, or worse, leaving it on his desk at home. Clipping a pen to the cover or spine was always awkward, and loose pens and pencils have a way of not being easily found when they are needed most. Boy was he frustrated – get the picture?
So, like the true genius he is, he set about trying to find a way around this eternal problem. The idea of finding an elegant way to attach a pen to a notebook inspired him to learn about various leather grades, tanning, cutting and stitching; as well as vigorously studying the sizes and styles of pens, pencils and markers to develop the best designed and most versatile pen holder possible. After months of work he came up with not one, but two, brilliant designs that make holding and carrying your pen (or pens) a cinch.
#1 great design is the Quiver Single Pen Holder – so, so clever, it wraps around the spine of your notebook, is secured by elastic straps, and has metal strips sewn into its leather casing to hold it rigid and flat against your notebook. It adds virtually nothing to the thickness of the notebook, so its brilliant for carrying around, even in a pocket (well, a fairly big pocket, depending on the size of your notebook.) It’s the slimmest, most elegant thing we’ve seen for a long time, and couldn’t wait to get our hands on one. It does however only hold one pen, and it needs to be a fairly slim pen at that – OK for Parkers and Sheaffers and (slim) Mont Blancs, but not for you if you like one of those big chunky pens like a Montegrappa or Visconti (or even a Lamy AL-Star).
Enter great design #2 – the Quiver Double Pen Holder. Fiendishly simple, this holder just slips onto the front cover of your notebook, again it’s secured by an elastic strap, but this time its wide enough to take the chunkiest of fountain pens, or indeed will easily carry two slimmer pens – great if you like to carry a ballpoint too….(or like me, an eraser pen!)
Both designs come in a range of colours (remember they are all in full grain leather), so you can coordinate your Pen Holder with your notebook, and some even have swish contrast stitching for a real deluxe look. For the outdoor types amongst us, the Double Pen Holder even comes in Black Ballistic Nylon for that rugged look.
Soft Cover Notebook?
OK, I hear you saying, but I like to use a soft cover notebook – what about me? Well, don’t fret, Quiver’s intrepid designer (have you forgotten him already?) came up with a natty solution – a slip-in reinforcement strip, made from paper and plastic laminate that stops the elastic strap on the Pen Holder from damaging the edge of the notebook cover. Just choose the right adapter for your notebook (or call us and we’ll sort you out.)
Get Quiver Pen Holders from The Paperie
As we said above, when we first saw the Quiver Pen Holders, we couldn’t wait to get hold of them – we really really wanted them ourselves! Buying them direct from Quiver in the USA is possible, but by the time you add shipping & handling costs, and the 20% import duty, it works out expensive, so we decided we just had to stock the whole range.
The Paperie carries the full range of Single and Double Pen Quiver Pen Holders, a range that will fit pretty well all of the quality notebooks available today. Join the Pen-Holder revolution, and get a Quiver today!
Once you use a Quiver leather pen holder, we are confident that you will agree that Quiver pen holders enhance your notebook experience and will become one of those accessories that you just cannot live without. To see the full range, please click here.