New at Justwrite: Blackstone Clipless Brass Fountain Pen
OEM or JoWo nibs
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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:58
Nice! I like the holder.
Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).
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Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:51
Posted 28 July 2018 - 01:01
I'd consider one for sure! Like a single-bodied brother to my Supra! Is it a #6 JoWo in there?
The nib in the picture is just a medium OEM nib from China but I'm offering JoWo nibs as an option. It's a #5 nib.
Posted 28 July 2018 - 14:36
Edited by bass1193, 28 July 2018 - 14:42.
Posted 03 August 2018 - 00:16
Good to know, thank you! Will you be selling these via Anderson like your amazing inks? Or is it available exclusively from Oz?
No, there isn't enough margin with these pens to sell them through retailers. The materials cost around half the sale price of the pens and I spend about two hours on average making each pen. I make them in my 'spare time' because I enjoy making pens immensely and the only thing I enjoy more than writing with a fountain pen is writing with one I have made myself.
I love working with brass, it's a magical metal, but the original inspiration for the brass pens came from a pen my Father used to own when I was a child. I don't know what brand it was and I think it was originally made of Bakelite and one day the barrel was crushed in a work accident. My Father was an electrical fitter by trade and he fashioned a new barrel for it from brass. I can remember him holding it up one day admiring his handicraft and saying how this one will never get crushed because the barrel is 1/16 inch thick brass. A few years later he fashioned a new cap out of brass probably just to make the pen look more uniform.
It was a large, very impressive pen but grotesquely heavy with a real hand made look about it but he had that for many, many years. Sometimes, but not very often, he allowed me to use it to practice my handwriting. This was back in the days when handwriting was taught at school.
I had always wanted a pen similar to that one but had never seen anything remotely like it. So, after I started making inks I thought if I can make inks, something I had never thought I could do, then perhaps I could also make a fountain pen. I'm still working on it but the Industrie pen is the closest I've come to it so far.
So, at this stage the pens are not really a major commercial proposition for me - they are more like a kind of therapy.
Posted 03 August 2018 - 14:23
All of the pens you've made are gorgeous! Well worth the very fair price you sell them at, considering the work and thought you put into them. I love the industrial look, especially the recycled materials!
Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:21
It is fantastic that you are making these wonderful pens yourself and as a fitter and turner myself, I can truly appreciate the beauty.
I first saw one of your pens at the FPN Perth member meeting we had a couple of months ago. Next one is on this Saturday.
I instantly fell in love and hastened to your website to buy one, only to find that you had sold out.
I put my name on your waiting list and I am just waiting now for the email to say that one is ready for me.
Now, the question is...….. (drum roll)……… Do you think you will have a chance to make one for me soon??????
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword.... but I'd rather take my Katana into battle
Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:05
I saw the nib and coverter. I recognized it is from a manufacturer I know from China. I am wondering if you need more at the lower price.
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