More Gaudi than gaudy, the Scintilla is a mixture of crimson, midnight purple, emerald, sea-glass green and turquoise.

Scintilla, according to 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 Whitney model


The Whitney Model is a large pen which is gently tapered at both cap and barrel ends. It has slightly conical finials. The cap is a flush fit with the barrel.


mm inches
Total length (closed) 146 5,7
Length (pen only no cap) 136 5,4
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 15,6 0,61
Width of section at narrowest point 10,7 0,42
Section length 25 0,98
Cap thread 14 0,55

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.