New model: Octaplume


We are delighted to launch our new model: Octaplume. a handcrafted 8-faceted fountain pen with rounded ends, a compact feel, and lovely balance.

We can make this model in a variety of materials. Here it is shown in Black Tie Affair, Scintilla and Breaking Wave:


Black Tie Affair

It is for good reason that gold and black are a classic combination that never ages. This pen would be at home at any affair where Black Tie is the dress code, whether it be The Met Gala, a Royal wedding, or a place at the captain’s table. It is even rumoured to be a possible replacement for the Oscar at the Academy Awards as it is more beautiful and much more practical than the current statuette.


According to, scintilla, is a spark or glittering speck and is associated with the Latin scintillare “to sparkle, glitter, gleam, or flash”, and is in turn is the origin of the modern word scintillate. (I just love going down definition rabbit holes.) So while we are down here, to scintillate means to emit brief sparks or flashes, but can also refer to sparkling intellectually; to being brilliant and witty. This pretty much sums up the people we have met in the fountain pen community, so the new Scintilla pen fits right in.

The colours graduate from ruby to midnight purple to emerald and the grip section is in a sea-glass green with turquoise shimmers that can be seen when the light catches it at certain angles.

Crashing Wave

The name comes from a memorable snorkelling experience after a champagne breakfast that involved too much champagne and not enough breakfast. The colours were spectacular though.

The Octaplume model


This is a faceted pen with eight sides. At 132 mm (5,2”) it is relatively short compared to many of our other models, and also quite slim. It has rounded ends, a compact feel and lovely balance. (It also involves a lot of polishing!)


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  132 5,2 
Length (pen only no cap) 126 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 15,5  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,8  0,4 
Section length 25 
Cap thread 13  0,5 

The section can be made to fit a Jowo #6 nib (and is a bit too slim for a Bock #6).

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.