Cross Century II Rollerball is the pen for left-handers. It was the pen of choice of President Barack Obama. He didn’t use fountain pens because they smudge for left-handers. Rather, his Cross rollerball writes easily, dries quickly, and the ink refill is archive quality.
And it’s a pen of choice for things of importance – from Presidential decrees, to wedding certificates, real estate contracts… all those things that really matter which we’d like to respect with an appropriate signature.
Obama’s Cross Century II Roller is in polished black shellac with gold trim. It’s a tad more streamlined than conventional chunky corporate pens, and looks fine in the hands of women and men (OK, maybe not REALLY big men). It’s a pen of dignity which doesn’t scream for attention, but is still capable of causing an envious glance.
A.T. Cross is America’s oldest pen company, founded in Rhode Island, USA in 1846 by Richard Cross. Over the years, it has shared the honour of supplying the White House pens with other American pen manufacturers such as Parker and Waterman, but in recent times Cross has had the glory – President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton both used Cross pens.
President Clinton, by the way, was left handed. Like Obama, he may have used the Cross Century II Black/Gold Rollerball. Except it was only created in Obama’s second term…
Specifications : Length = 135mm ; width = 9.7mm ; weight = 30grams
*this comes with a standard medium black gel rollerball tip. Extra Refills available HERE
*for bigger bolder situations, President Obama occasionally used an optional black felt tip available HERE