The Heirloom Model – African Ocean
We have called this The Heirloom Model as it is built to last. It is slightly longer than The Heritage Model, and in addition to the bronze band in the middle, it also has bronze rings at the end of the cap and barrel. We have one African Ocean & Wild Olive Wood pen in stock. Although it is not identical to the one shown in these photos, it is similar and equally gorgeous.
We knew this particular wild olive tree well as it grew outside the workshop on the farm we lived on in the Cederberg. The tree eventually burned down in a devastating wildfire that swept through the area, yet years later the stump was still lying there and we discovered the wood was in excellent condition. If all those lines are the equivalent of rings showing years of growth, then this was a very, very old tree.
This pen feels really hefty in the hand. Surprisingly, it weighs 57g (2 oz) capped or 33g (1.1 oz) uncapped which is only 4g heavier than one of our smaller pens in a resin and wood hybrid.
As can be seen from the photographs below, this model has a bronze inner sleeve which provides a complete seal to protect against any ink leaking into the cap and staining the wood. This bronze sleeve also provides strength, which allows us to make the pen slimmer than most hybrids, and ensures that the cap thread is particularly strong and well-suited to repeated opening and closing.
This pen is fitted with a polished steel Jowo #6 nib.
The Heirloom model
This model has a very slight (1 degree) taper for 80% of the barrel and cap, and a 70 degree taper at the finials. It has slim bronze bands near the ends of the barrel and cap, and a wide brass band at the mouth of the cap. The Heirloom model has a bronze inner sleeve which extends beyond the barrel where it has a threaded area on to which the cap fits. As with the Heritage model, the bronze sleeve provides additional strength and seals the inside of the pen to protect against leakage. The cap is a flush fit and does not post.
This pen feels hefty in the hand. Surprisingly, it weighs 57g (2 oz) capped or 33g (1.1 oz) uncapped which is only 4g heavier than one of our smaller pens in a resin and wood hybrid.
|Total length (closed)||152||6|
|Length (pen only no cap)||138||5,4|
|Diameter at widest point (excl. cap)||15,6||0,6|
|Width of section at narrowest point||10,7||0,4|
The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.
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.