Ra-ra avis, the Hoopoe


Ra-ra avis, is such a fitting title for Su Wolf (@sutroywolf) ‘s latest work : a celebrity African hoopoe with its crest erect and barred feathers on display … it sounds like the kind of chant a stadium full of birdophiles would shout at the arrival of this spectacular bird. Ra-ra avis, RA-RA AVIS, (rara avis is Latin for rare bird), and while the hoopoe itself is not all that rare, this pen certainly is. In fact there is only one of its kind, and this is it. Now available in our online store.


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 and tapering to rounded ends. It has a triple start thread. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is beautifully rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s voluptuousness.


  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.