Jac Zagoory Atlas Pen Holder Review

with Montblanc 149
with Montblanc 149

I love desk accessories and my Atlas pen holder by Jac Zagoory is one of my favorites.  Jac Zagoory Designs is famous for its whimsical pewter desk accessories that are all made in the USA.  Jac Zagoory is an avid pen (and watch) collector and he has even written a great little book on the subject called: Pen Passion a Cylindrical Obsession.

with Montblanc 149
with Montblanc 149

Jac Zagoory Atlas Pen Holder

The Atlas pen holder is one of his most popular designs and comes in a gold plate finish and a black finish in addition to the bare pewter finish. The pen goes in his hands where the globe normally would be.

Jac Zagoory Atlas Pen Holder

 

with Aurora Optima
with Aurora Optima

The holder measures 5″ wide x 3″ high x 5″ deep.  The shortest distance between his hands is  just over 4.5″.

 

with Pilot Vanishing Point
with Pilot Vanishing Point

There is also a mini version of the Atlas which I have not seen in person but I suspect would be much better at holding smaller pens.

The Kaweco Sport is almost too small.
The Kaweco Sport is almost too small.

The detailing on the Atlas holder is decent but not as detailed as some of his other designs.  The standard pewter model that I have retails for $130 (street price closer to $100) and the black finish and gold plate models retail for $199 and $280, respectively.  They aren’t cheap but I do believe you are getting what you pay for with Jac Zagoory products.

Jac Zagoory Atlas Pen Holder
felt bottom and imprint

Overall, I really like the Atlas pen holder it is a real conversation starter and a nice place to rest your pen.

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2 thoughts on “Jac Zagoory Atlas Pen Holder Review”

  1. Thanks for the review and a diversion from the regular pen reviews in my morning. I own two JZ designs and really like them. My two are the mini designs but still a joy to look at and use. Presents my daily writer well.

    1. Thank you for the comment! I haven’t had any of the minis before but I suspect they hold pens as well or better than the large ones which really work best with big pens. Do you find that some pens are too big for the mini holders?

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