Classic Pens worked with Carville to create diffusion bonded acrylic finishes and designs exclusively for its LB5 King Profit series.
The diffusion bonded acrylic rods are now with Sailor who will produce the prototypes. The LB5 King Profit fountain pens will be produced on lathes rather than the more commercial CNC machines.
Below are some initial renderings of the pen in acrylic. The final pens are yet to be revealed. Andreas Lambrou very much likes themes based on nature. Since the King Profit is a Japanese pen and will be offered at the same time and also along with a special edition of Fountain Pens Of Japan, the theme will reflect Japanese culture. It also arrives in the 25th anniversary year of Classic Pens!
Sample renderings of the proposed Classic Pens LB5 King Profit
One set will be sent to Jim Mamoulides in early July and will remain in the USA. The second set will be supplied to Classic Pens Ltd in the UK to exhibit at European pen shows.
The LB5 King Profit will be offered as a duet with a special edition of Fountain Pens Of Japan. The series will be 200 LB5 King Profit and Fountain Pens Of Japan duets worldwide.
Fountain Pens of Japan Master Edition Jacket
You can read more about Fountain Pens of Japan by clicking this link
The launch is planned for October 2012.
In the view of Andreas Lambrou, as a pen user and pen designer, the King Profit has one of the best design forms and is also one of the most efficient writers to have come out of Japan, in its entire history of making fountain pens.
The bonus for the upcoming LB5 will be fitting the pens with special King Profit Nagahara nibs, like the Cross Point.
Sailor Cross Point Nib
For those who prefer a large pen, the King Profit is a true oversize pen, with a true oversize nib in precious 21-karat gold.
Andreas Lambrou says, “If I were given the opportunity to customize the Japanese fountain pen of my choice, my choice would be the Sailor King Profit. It deserves to be married as a duet with Fountain Pens Of Japan.”
“I am delighted and honored that Sailor authorized Classic Pens to customize its King Profit for our new LB5 series.”
Classic Pens LB1 Nagahara
Read more about the Classic Pens LB1 Nagahara at this link
One hundred customers are enjoying the first LB series, the LB1 Nagahara, based on the full size Sailor 80 and launched in 2003. Market values of the LB1 are considerably higher than the original 2003 retail price. The LB5 King Profit, crafted out of diffusion bonded acrylic material, is a step up from the LB1 Nagahara.
We are looking forward to seeing this new and exciting pen!
Edited by PenHero, 09 June 2012 - 19:27.