Heirloom model – Autumn Bonfire & Wild Olive

R5,450

This hand-crafted fountain pen – inspired by the colours of an autumn bonfire: rich reds and golds and rustic wood – is available in the Heirloom model. This is a hefty pen.  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. Nonetheless it feels substantial in the hand.

When it comes to the price, it is higher than for our other pens due to the time it takes and the complexity of the work involved. As the wood is not sufficiently stable on its own, Dave virtually has to make two pens: one a hidden insert to maintain the pen’s strength and the second being the outer ‘skin’ of wood and resin.

This fountain pen comes with a Jowo #6 nib in polished steel.

The Heirloom model

SPECIFICATIONS

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.

Dimensions:

  mm inches
Total length (closed)  152
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 
Section length 25 
Cap thread 13  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.

SHIPPING

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.