[Sold] Chillin’ with Sharks – hand-painted fountain pen


Carla Nel painted this whimsical pen with people rowing while sharks, much bigger than the rowboat, circle lazily beneath them. But she has a soft spot for sharks, who tend to have a bad rep and she did not want these sharks to look sinister. (She had originally intended the sharks to be Great Whites. But that felt scary.) So she made the sharks wider. Which, I agree, makes them look much friendlier.

The sharks and boats are in stippled black against a very pale powder-blue background. We have added a glossy black grip section, engraved nib, logo medallion in copper surrounded by a bronze ring, and a bronze cap band and bronze section ring.

One thing we should emphasise is that 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.