[Sold] The Flying Buttress fountain pen


The Flying Buttress is the next in Hanna Farmer’s exceptionally detailed, The Inventors Collection. In the current series of six pens, Hanna concentrates on inventions that shaped Europe in the Middle Ages and this pen includes:

  • The flying buttress, an iconic feature of the Gothic period, though it first appeared in architecture in the 12th century. These awe-inspiring arched supports were often included in medieval cathedrals and are still breath-taking to view today.
  • The wheelbarrow, which made a substantial difference in activities from agriculture to industry.
  • The spinning wheel.
  • Eyeglasses.
  • The cannon (what pity that has made such an impact on history!).
  • The tidal mill – the use of wind and water for power is one of the most interesting of the medieval inventions.
  • The alcohol still – this too has had both a positive and negative impact on subsequent generations.

As always, Hanna has researched her subject matter in depth and added information such as dates and details from original drawings.

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 sterling silver cap band, section ring, and bronze logo medallion in the cap finial, and we have added a light brown 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.