From the Caran d'Ache website:
Caran d’Ache and the story of the black stone
Caran d’Ache has a special link to the worlds of design, painting and writing: its name is a reference to the most important tool in drawing.
From its earliest days in 1915 and the official opening of the company in 1924 by Arnold Schweitzer, Caran d’Ache’s development has reflected its passion for the most beautiful materials.
Why Caran d’Ache? Because a leading artist of the time was a Russian, Emmanuel Poiré, and in his native tongue “Karandash” means a pencil. It is possible that neither he nor Arnold Schweitzer knew the true origins of the word and they would be delighted to know that it comes from the Turkish “kara tash” meaning “black stone” the natural pigment that makes marks. It is graphite, the material that helped to develop drawing and writing and is so valuable for artists and for Caran d’Ache pencils.
Caran d'Ache has a reputation for producing come lovely pens. Some of them at very lovely prices. So when I can across this Dunas pen at my local "pen and stationery" store. I was intrigued. This is more of an entry level type pen.
I do like this pen, I just haven't found a proper position for it. Rather like a Border Collie, I think this is a pen that needs a job, so I think that it will be heading to the office with me.