[Sold] Balance hand-painted fountain pen


Brandon’s graphite sketch, Balance, refers to how we are all striving to achieve that state of perfect balance in our daily lives. (I can so relate to this … I keep thinking that when I get the next chore done … when I get my admin in order … when I clear my desk, then all will be well …) Yet it is an illusion, and although we work hard to achieve that state of tranquility, as soon as we are knocked off our course, then cracks start to appear. This pen is a constant reminder of his advice: embrace the chaos!
Self-taught artist Brandon Lodewyk drew the Balance in pencil, ranging from 2B to 12B. (The photographs show the pen in ‘color’ and again in black and white, as the monochrome effect shows the details to better effect.)

This pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, illustrated by Brandon in graphite, then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polished, and buffed. We have added a black grip section, as well as a silver section ring, and our logo medallion (in silver) embedded in the cap finial.

Each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art. No-one else will ever own an identical pen.


Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

The Jabulani model


This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,6″) narrowing to a 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is ever-so-slightly rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s elegance.


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  148 5,8 
Length (pen only no cap) 136  5,3 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,5  0,4 
Section length 25  10 
Cap thread 14  0,5 

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.