Nox no.2

June 21st, 2011

Another full size nox with a lovely smooth and somewhat flexible Sheaffer Feathertouch 5 nib.  Neither wet nor dry, but just a very good writer.

Length Capped: 5.27″

Length Uncapped: 5.1″

Cap Diameter: 0.51″

Barrel Diameter: 0.48″

Weight Empty: 28g


Nox no.1

June 20th, 2011

Full sized Nox equipped with a smooth semi-flexible Sheaffer Feathertouch 5 nib.

Length Capped: 5.20″

Length Uncapped: 5.05″

Cap Diameter: 0.51″

Barrel Diameter: 0.48″

Weight Empty: 29g

$450 + Shipping

Small Nox no.2

June 20th, 2011

A great little pen with a smooth and springy Sheaffer #33 nib.  Neither particularly wet or dry.   Excellent.

Length Capped: 4.91″

Length Uncapped: 4.78″

Cap Diameter: 0.50″

Barrel Diameter: 0.47″

Weight Empty: 25g

Small Nox no.1

June 19th, 2011

This pen is an excellent writer with a smooth and wet Sheaffer #33 nib.

Length Capped: 4.91″

Length Uncapped: 4.79″

Cap Diameter: 0.49″

Barrel Diameter: 0.48″

Weight Empty: 24g

Price: $400 + Shipping

A Slightly Oversized Colossus…

February 17th, 2011

The Colossus is all about weight and balance.  Without a carefully placed balance point, the weight of all that metal would make for an unusable pen.  Place the balance point just so and the weight disappears.  A heavy but balanced pen has a peculiar sort of poise.

Another New model coming…

December 23rd, 2010

Here’s another new pen coming in the New Year.  For a long time now I’ve wanted to design a true oversize pen to hold the rare #6 and #8 nibs that come my way.  The difficulty was in making a big pen that was actually comfortable to use, and had good aesthetic and physical balance.  There are so many oversized pens out there that are more like little baseball bats than pens.

Like all of my pens, the measurements will be based on the size of the nib I use and the preferences of the customer, but for the most part they’ll be between the size of the Pelikan M800 and M1000, but will weigh more due to the ebonite and metal construction.

A New Nox

December 23rd, 2010

I’ve updated the original Nox design making it larger in all dimensions and changing the hardware metal to bronze, for a brighter look.  The new pen is approximately the size of a Montblanc 146 and weighs 25g.

My new favourite!  Elegant and minimal, but still eye-catching.

Something New…

December 1st, 2010

Here’s a prototype eyedropper filling pen which, for the moment at least, remains un-named.

I’ve been trying to produce the simplest possible pen for a long time and this is absolutely as simple as it gets.  The barrel is machined from ebonite with bronze fittings for the threaded joints and a hand sculpted bronze gripping section.  On this pen the nib is a beautiful and smooth writing pre-WW2 era Sheaffer Triumph.

For those unfamiliar with eyedropper pens, the pen is filled by unscrewing the gripping section and filling the inside of the barrel with ink using an eyedropper.  The genius of the mechanism is that there is no mechanism.  Nothing can break or wear out.  When you add that to the enormous ink capacity of 5ml (1/10 of a standard ink bottle) you have a deadly serious writing tool.

This pen is already sold, but the price in the future will be $450.