Montecristo Espada Ricasso – 5 Pen Box

Montecristo Espada Ricasso closedThe Montecristo Espada line of boxes is very popular.  Available in several different sizes, they all feature a distressed suede lid with a Spanish sword theme.  These are well made boxes with a magnetic lid closure.

To adapt these boxes to hold pens, I address the unfinished interior wood first by sanding, then smoothing with 0000 steel wool.  Following that, I stain the wood with Minwax “Gunstock” stain which matches the colors of the box very well, then varnish the stained surfaces with Minwax polyurethane varnish – hand rubbed.

I attach a 2mm thick foam pad to the bottom of the box so that it won’t shift easily nor mar your desk or table surfaces.

Once that is done, I fit a flocked velour pen tray into the box to hold your pens safely and securely, not touching anything other than the tray.

The “Ricasso” is the smallest size in the Espada line.  It will hold five pens, each up to 8 inches long.  The box measures 9 1/2 inches x 6 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches.

This particular box is fitted with a beige pen tray, but if you prefer another color, I have identical boxes available with red, green, burgundy, or black trays at this same price.

NOTE: No more of these boxes are available until after Christmas.

The Montecristo Espada Ricassa 5 Pen Box is priced at $35 plus mailing.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment by PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit or debit card.

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All GONE: Montecristo Espada Guard – 8 Pen Box

Montecristo Espada Guard closedThe Montecristo Espada line of boxes is very popular.  Available in several different sizes, they all feature a distressed suede lid with a Spanish sword theme.  These are well made boxes with a magnetic lid closure.

To adapt these boxes to hold pens, I address the unfinished interior wood first by sanding, then smoothing with 0000 steel wool.  Following that, I stain the wood with Minwax “Gunstock” stain which matches the colors of the box very well, then varnish the stained surfaces with Minwax polyurethane varnish – hand rubbed.

I attach a 2mm thick foam pad to the bottom of the box so that it won’t shift easily nor mar your desk or table surfaces.

Once that is done, I fit a flocked velour pen tray into the box to hold your pens safely and securely, not touching anything other than the tray.

The “Guard” is an intermediate size in the Espada line.  It will hold eight pens, each up to 5 7/8 inches long.  The box measures 8 3/4 inches x 7 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches.

This particular box is fitted with a beige pen tray, but if you prefer another color, I have identical boxes available with red, green, burgundy, or black trays at this same price.

The Montecristo Espada Guard 8 Pen Box is priced at $40 plus mailing. ALL SOLD, STILL HAVE FIVE and TEN PEN VERSIONS  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment by PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit or debit card.

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SOLD: Montecristo Estoque – Ten Pen Box

Montecristo Estoque closedThe Montecristo Estoque is the high end of their Espada line.  All the Espada boxes are covered with leather, but it is usually brown and rather like suede.  The Estoque is much more elegant, covered with black pebbled leather.  It is also of superior construction with chrome quadrant hinges.

Inside, I have used the existing divider system to create individual felt-lined compartments for ten pens.  The dividers originally were unfinished wood.  Sanding and some black paint changed their appearance dramatically to match the black box, then I lined each section with black felt carefully fitted to form the pen compartments.  I added a felted bottom and lift ribbons so that you can remove the entire tray as desired.  The overall black color scheme yields a very attractive box and the individual pen compartments will protect your pens very well.

The Estoque box measures 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.  As always, the bottom of the box is fitted with a 2mm foam pad to prevent any marring of your desk or table and also to prevent inadvertent sliding.

The pen compartments accommodate pens up to 6 1/8 inches long, and large diameter is no problem.  Note my MB 149 in the pictures.

The Montecristo Estoque Ten Pen Box is priced at $70 plus shipping.SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com for a mailing cost quote.  Be sure to include your ZIP Code or location.

I accept payment via PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay securely with a credit or debit card.

I mail by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

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Two Montecristo Espada Boxes – Eight Pens

Guard 8 Pen Box Closed

Guard 8 Pen Box Closed

I was lucky to find two more of the Montecristo Espada boxes recently.  The lids of these boxes are covered with a distressed leather imprinted with images of a Spanish style sword in gold and black.  These are limited edition boxes and won’t be found often.

Both of these boxes are the Guard model, measuring 8 3/4″ by 7 1/4″ by 1 1/2″ and holding 8 pens up to 5 7/8″ long in the same type of full-length individual black velvety pen compartments.  They are priced at $40 plus shipping, each.  SOLD

If you are interested in either or both of these boxes, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide a mailing cost quote.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail in the USA and by International First Class Package outside the USA.

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SOLD: Two Montecristo Espada Boxes – Eight and Nine Pens

I was lucky to find two more of the Montecristo Espada boxes recently.  The lids of these boxes are covered with a distressed leather imprinted with images of a Spanish style sword in gold and black.  These are limited edition boxes and won’t be found often.

The larger of the two, called Quillion, measures 9 3/4″ by 8″ by 1 1/2″ and will hold 9 pens up to 6 3/4″ long in individual full-length black velvety pen compartments.  It is priced at SOLD. 

The other box, called Guard, is slightly smaller, measuring 8 3/4″ by 7 1/4″ by 1 1/2″ and it will hold 8 pens up to 5 7/8″ long in the same type of full-length individual black velvety pen compartments.  It is priced at SOLD.

If you are interested in either or both of these boxes, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide a mailing cost quote.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail in the USA and by International First Class Package outside the USA.

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SOLD: 21 Pen Box: Montecristo “Le Cigar des Arts Royale” with Michael Delacroix Artwork

Michael Delacroix art

For the Millenium, Montecristo commissioned artist Michael Delacroix to create a series of scenes of Havana and Paris.  These drawings appeared on specially-made cigar boxes of dramatic proportions for a limited time.  In the past few years, I have gathered four of the boxes, but because of their unusual size, I was puzzled as to the best way to fit them to hold fountain pens.

Recently, I accepted an order for one of the boxes and that forced me to figure out a good inside configuration.  The result is pictured below, with a total capacity of 21 pens, 13 sitting vertically across the front and 8 horizontally in the back of the box.

The 13 front slots accommodate pens of up to 5 1/2 inches in length and the 8 back slots hold pens of up to 6 inches. And, if you require longer pen slots, I can arrange the front 13 to be about 6 1/2 inches and reduce the back slots from 8 to 6 for a total of 19 pens.

The pen compartments can be either black or red, the burgundy pictured is not available.

The Montecristo box measures 13 1/2 inches by 11 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches.  These boxes are currently selling on ebay for $20 to $40 empty.

The Montecristo “Le Cigar des Arts Royale” 21 Pen Box is priced at $95 plus shipping.  SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a shipping cost quote.

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SOLD: Six Pen Box – Espada by Montecristo

Espada Six Pen Box closedThe Espada by Montecristo is a limited edition box and won’t be found too often.  The Espada series comes in several different sizes and this is the smallest.  The Espada Box features a lid covered with distressed leather and imprinted with a Spanish style sword in gold and black.

I have fitted out the interior to carry out the leather theme, using a leather imprinted microsuede fabric to line the box and the individual pen compartments.  There are six compartments and each pen can be up to 8 1/2 inches long.

The Espada box measures 6 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches and has a magnetic closure.

The Espada Six Pen Box is priced at $35 plus shipping. SOLD Please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP code for a mailing cost quote.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail in the USA and via USPS International First Class Package outside the USA.

NOTE: I will have a ten pen version of the Espada box available in the near future.