The Heirloom Model

R5,450

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 brass band in the middle, it also has brass rings at the end of the cap and barrel. Here it is shown in our Autumn Bonfire and African Wild Olive Wood, as well as our African Ocean and Wild Olive Wood material, though we could also make it in any one of our other in-house materials. It also looks particularly good in Crackled Malachite and Wild Olive (shown below).

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.

As can be seen from the photographs below, this model has a brass inner sleeve which provides a complete seal to protect against any ink leaking into the cap and staining the wood. This brass 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. The brass band has been treated with a jewellery lacquer to prevent tarnishing.

Comparison of The Heirloom Model (L) and The Heritage Model (R), together with the brass inner sleeve used inside both models.

Comparison of The Heirloom Model (L) and The Heritage Model (R), with the brass inner sleeve (uncapped)

These pens can be made to fit a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6.

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.