A SPECIAL PLACE
In 1920 Eibar was a small town in the heart of the Basque Country teeming with industrial activity. Large factories and small workshops co-existed in the bottom of the narrow valley created by the River Ego. For centuries the city was known as “The Firearms Town” due to its specialisation in weapons. In many companies skilled artisans were dedicated to the production of revolvers and shotguns that were sold worldwide, renowned for their quality and precision. This is the birthplace of El Casco.
THE HISTORY OF EL CASCO IS ONE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PERSEVERANCE BROWSE EL CASCO PRODUCTS
In that year of 1920 El Casco was founded as a weapons factory specialising in the manufacture of high quality revolvers. In the tradition of Eibar, the process of manufacturing a firearm involves enormous expertise and a high grade of craft master skills to achieve a reliable and durable product. This was the main difference between El Casco and the manufacturers of large quantities; products manufactured in limited series by highly skilled gunsmiths. For years, the beautiful oscillating Smith & Wesson type revolvers manufactured under the brands El Casco, Duque and Tejón were exported to many countries until the arrival of the 1929 depression.
The commitment to craftsmanship and quality has destined El Casco desk accessories to become more than simple office tools, in fact they have become classic and timeless design elements that appeal to those who value their individuality and create their own lifestyle.
This characteristic enabled the worldwide expansion of the brand, firing the imagination of many thousands and becoming the symbol of perfection in desktop accessories, embodied in the mirror finish, the fine engravings and rigorous quality control of each unique piece.
As the years passed, the finishes evolved following tastes and needs. A new range of products in finishes of 23 ct gold, and a combination of black and gold or chrome were introduced in new “deluxe” boxes as further step to remain distinctly exclusive.
ARTISAN TRADITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Each El Casco item is unique. Throughout its history the brand has evolved introducing important technological innovations and improvements in the mechanisation and galvanic coating systems. All production is done in their own factory in Spain.They have incorporated updated water treatment systems and manage all the industrial waste in accordance with strict European Union regulations thus improving the production processes. Above all, it is the expertise and skills of their artisans that enable them to achieve the superlative quality.
El Casco continues teaching the new workforce the traditional production methods. In order to achieve the necessary “mirror finish” they continue polishing each piece a minimum of six times by hand as this is an indispensable requirement in order to reach perfection. All components of their staplers and sharpeners are serial numbered and every piece that has contact with staples or pencils ground to guarantee perfect performance even after years of use. If required they still provide service for products that they manufactured many years ago.
El Casco desktop accessories reflect individuality of character through their elegant distinction.