Thursday, 10 July 2014
'Dark Fire' Cigar Style Fountain Pen
So here is a Cigar style fountain pen that is a commission from some time back (sadly, all my commissions are 'from some time back' - but this will get better…). There was a last-minute change of materials after the last few posts in which I used some of my new Brooks blanks.
As seems to be the way with pen makers, I have renamed the material after my own fancy, calling it 'Dark Fire', which seemed appropriate looking at the material. The fiery flames are the first thing to grab your attention, but one closer inspection, the dark background, which at first glance seems to be plain black, is actually quite alive and opalescent! Truly a lovely material, once again. Bravo to Jonathan Brooks!
The pen is fitted with a 1.1 mm stub in the picture, but will actually be sporting a freshly smoothed and tuned fine nib when it catches a north wind to its new owner.
Thanks for looking!