Iris fountain pen


We are delighted to be able to offer this pen in either a standard or an eyedropper model.

Unlike the cobbler’s children who have no shoes, this pen maker’s wife gets first dibs on all the pens we make and when this one came out of the workshop, I was like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: “Mine! Is mine. My precioussssss.” Thanks to the translucent flurries in the resin, it makes a perfect eyedropper model and I love being able to watch the ink flow back and forth inside the barrel. There was however a snag to us making these pens available for sale as eyedroppers: we had just changed over to a new resin and could not be certain that fountain pen ink would not stain the resin.

We therefore kept a piece of the pen blank inside a container with ink (Gardens of Paris that was made exclusively for us by Frara Road), and left it in there for nearly two months. When I took it out of the ink and gave it a quick rinse, I was delighted to see that there was no evidence of any staining. Phew!

If you order the eyedropper, please be aware that you will need to have some clear silicone paste/grease available to re-apply after cleaning your pen. We found this readily available in South Africa in an automotive parts store. And once you fill your pen, please check carefully for any leakage before putting your pen in your pocket, purse, etc.

The Dainty Dafoe model


As the name suggests, this is a feminine, dainty pen. The nib end of the barrel curves in toward the section, which is tapered to follow the shape of the barrel. The gentle curves on both the cap and the barrel lead to a narrow waist in the middle.


mm inches
Total length (closed) 132 5,2
Length (pen only no cap) 127 5
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 15,1 0,6
Width of section at narrowest point 10,1 0,4
Section length 25 1
Cap thread 13 0,5


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.