Mortal Engines painted fountain pen


We had a suggestion for a fountain pen painted on this theme and the idea of steampunk cities and airships, was ideally suited to Hanna Farmer’s style. The theme is based on the 2018 movie, Mortal Engines, which in turn is based on the award-winning Philip Reeve young adult science fiction book of the same name. The storyline involves a post-apocalyptic world in which technological progress has come to a halt and a lot of scientific and technological knowledge has been lost … hence the return to the use of steam power and “old tech”. It features Traction Cities that devour smaller cities, as well as airships, and a race to save the world from a ghastly weapon of mass destruction.

This pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, painted and zendoodled by Hanna then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polished, and buffed. It has a bronze cap band, section ring, and logo medallion in the cap finial, and we have added a glossy black section.

One thing we ought to emphasize 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.