Float Pen Anatomy & Definitions
Seven Styles of Float Pens:

Always carry examples of Eskesen pens with you when you travel. Remember, in Europe and other foreign countries the metal clip is frequently unmarked or simply stamped with an 'E'. Carrying Eskesen pens with you will make it easier to eliminate copycat products and make it clear to sales staff what you are looking for.


1) Classic or Traditional Style
Sports a silver metal flat clip. Since 1989 the clip is usually stamped 'E MADE IN DENMARK'. The refill is exposed and/or retracted by twisting the corrugated tip at the bottom of the pen. A silver belly band is standard equipment on the classic style Eskesen pen. The barrels come in standard and marbled opaques plus the new translucent colors. Options: Clips and belly band could be gold colored. The tip at the top may vary in color from the bottom barrel.


2) Clicker Style
Sports a silver metal flat clip. Since 1989 the clip is usually stamped 'E MADE IN DENMARK'. The refill is exposed and/or retracted by clicking the silver tip at the top of the pen. A silver belly band is standard equipment on the clicker style Eskesen pen. The barrels were available in standard opaque colors. In June of 2006 Eskesen announced they decided to drop the clicker style.


3) Naked Twist n Click
Sports a black metal wire or shiny chrome clip. 'MADE IN DENMARK' is molded directly into the plastic on the top of the pen. The refill is exposed and/or retracted by twisting the barrel of the pen. No belly band! At this time, the barrels come in standard opaques and the new translucent colors.


4) Twist n Click with a Rounded Top
Plastic tip and clip. 'Made In Denmark' is molded into the bottom of the clip in tiny letters. The refill is exposed and/or retracted by twisting the barrel of the pen. No belly band! At this time, the barrels come in standard opaques and the new translucent colors. The colors are sometimes mixed. For example... I have seen a blue barrel, with a white clip and a red top.


5) Twist n Click with a Slanted Top
Plastic tip and clip. 'Made In Denmark' is molded into the bottom of the clip in tiny letters. The refill is exposed and/or retracted by twisting the barrel of the pen. No belly band! At this time, the barrels come in standard opaques and the new translucent colors (shown).


6) C-Top Style modified twist n click. Introduced late in 2003. Hit the streets in the spring of 2004.


7) Key Ring & Pen Combo
Plastic cap with a metal ring. This particular piece is unmarked.


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