“Sign on the dotted line.” “Sign here.” These directives are common on countless documents we shuffle around daily. But how often do we stop and think about that instrument we are using to do that signing? Many men collect and cherish pens, and consider them as much a personality extension and fashion accessory as a watch, cufflinks, or briefcase. Whether the preferred instrument is a fountain pen, ballpoint, roller ball, or even a pencil, may be less crucial to a man of style, stature, and sartorial mien than the design statement of said instrument. (Most manufacturers accommodate buyers’ whims and wants, so that a single silhouette or design is manufactured in a suite of implements, and sometimes even a panoply of colors.) Many companies create annual limited editions, and ardent collectors ferret them out to secure a prized, complete set. Whether you have one favorite pen, or a passel, an exquisite writing instrument is a thing of beauty and a miraculous mini-machine.