Ghost’s Breath : unique fountain pen


In South Africa we have rather a special name for candy floss or cotton candy: spookasem. That translates into Ghost’s Breath. This Unique fountain pen has the spectral, ethereal feel of a ghost blowing a kiss. A fun ghost, not a baddie. One that rolls around with kittens in balls of soft wool, and splashes the dawn clouds with watercolours.

Our Ghost’s Breath pens are embedded with wood shavings from a wooden kayak Dave built. The kayak is made of many, many, many thin strips of wood, each one shaped individually to fit together (virtually) seamlessly. The shaping was done with a tiny hand plane and the shavings came off in delicate curls. It took Dave a year to complete the kayak and I saved some of the shavings as a memento of this labour of love.

We are now offering Spookasem (Ghost’s Breath) in either the standard model, or in the Dainty Dafoe model. When ordering, please specify which one is preferred.

Here is the original Ghost’s Breath pen which @clemdionglay kindly reviewed for us on their blog Rants of the Archer.

The original Ghost's Breath pen

The original Ghost’s Breath fountain pen

Please note that you are welcome to order this in the original Ghost’s Breath (Spookasem) model (specifications given below), or in the Dainty Dafoe model, which is also shown in the photographs. Please look at our Models Page to compare the two models.

The Ghost's Breath (Spookasem) model


This is a medium-length but wide pen. It has a gentle taper on both cap and barrel. The finial on the barrel is conical and the one on the one on the cap is almost flat. The cap is a flush fit and does not post on to the barrel.


mm inches
Total length (closed) 136 5,4
Length (pen only no cap) 130 5,1
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16 0,6
Width of section at narrowest point 10,8 0,4
Section length 25 1
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.