For 90 years Waldmann has produced high quality writing utensils from solid 925 sterling silver and plated brass with a surprising diversity of forms and variations. The history of the firm began in 1918 as a manufacturer of high quality mechanical pencils of gold and silver. The company is located, then as now, in Birkenfeld near Pforzheim, the traditional German jewellery metropolis in the Black Forest. Everything leaving its own workshops has been produced using tradition as well as modern technology and a high degree of automation by professional craftsmen with many years of experience. The commitment to innovation and intricate metal-working has a long tradition. For example the four-coloured pencil that received the silver medal at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937. This writing instrument was exceptional at the time on account of its function and design. Today Waldmann sees itself as a specialist for exceptional surfaces and remains true to its maxim "Made in Germany".