why this product

Made of Italian steel, this hand-assembled stapler features a limited edition vintage finish. The gold base is contrasted against a specially textured matte black front end. Its staples, in an extra small, proprietary size, are as unique as the handcrafted stapler itself.

Oscar Lepre, founder and designer of this Italian stationary brand, draws inspiration for his products from unlikely sources. The silhouette of this stapler resembles a smiling whale, which is derived from his love for the ocean and its creatures. The limited edition vintage finish was developed after Oscar observed discarded metals that had been rained upon.

use & care

To refill staples, carefully unhook and remove spring. Gently push staples down the track and return spring to secure staples.

production & design

Oscar Lepre began his stationary brand in 1977 with the desire to fuse functionality and creativity in the design of office supplies and stationary products. Each stapler is hand-assembled by a four-person team based in Cologno Monzese, located outside of Milan, using high-quality steel sourced within Italy. Once assembled, the staplers are individually tested for quality and functionality. 

about the designer

Italian Steel Stapler

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Handheld steel stapler in a limited edition vintage finish. Gold base with textured black powder coating on front end. Comes with extra small, exclusively sized staples with 16-sheet capacity. Made by a four-person team in Italy.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    6 ¼ inches long x 2 ¾ inches thick  x ¾ wide 
    (15.9 cm x 6.9 cm x 1.9 cm)

    Techincal-functional features
    - Takes 130/Z and 130/E
    - Permanent 6/4 staple holds up to 15 sheets
    - Temporary 6/6 staple holds up to 30 sheets
    - 100 staple loading capacity

    Gold base

    Loading system
    Rear-loading with extractable pusher

    Made in

    Comes with
    - Box of 1,000 130/Z staples
    - Extractable pusher
    - Patented anti-jamming device
    - Lifetime warranty

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283318

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Columbus, OH
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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