Ok, maybe thats not entirely true. Guys are allowed to like skinny pens too. I have a Cross Century that's like a twig that I can't get enough of. I have a few new pens to show. 2 of them are designed to be as skinny as they can be while still accommodating a #6 Jowo nib and converter. Its a little trickier to make a skinny pen. Everything is smaller and more fragile and the clearances are tighter. I have had several requests for skinny pens so hopefully these are well received.
The first 2 pens are Conway Stewart blanks Vintage Port and Flecked Autumn. I can't say enough about how happy I am with the Vintage Port blank. I really thought it would be plain and boring when I started working on it. As I was polishing it I noticed that it has some whitish gray flecking in it. This really gives it a unique look and makes it much more interesting than I would have originally thought. Both of the first 2 pens are similar in size. They are just 5" uncapped and between 5 3/8 and 5 1/2 capped. Both have sections that are really skinny (as far as I'm able to make for a #6 nib) at 11.3mm down to 10.5mm. Both use a k5 schmidt converter and can use cartridges or eyedropper as well. Both pens post and balance very nicely posted. I think if I was using either of them I might intentionally keep them posted (but I like longer pens).
The last pen was some material that I custom cast. I was really trying to give a nob to classic Parker yellow. As I added and mixed the black it made the yellow a little dirty and I didn't quite end up with what I was hoping for. In the future I will probably just mix black and yellow parts together to get the effect. This pen is back to being a little larger at 5 5/8" capped and 5 1/4" uncapped. The cap does post and the section on this one is around 13mm thick. I chose a blacked out Bock nib and blacked out clip and I think it gives it a unique look. It comes with a schmidt k6 screw in converter pump and can be used with cartridges or eyedroppered too.
All of the pens can be found at www.jandjwooddesigns.net
On the custom order side of things, my queue is down to around 2 weeks maybe a little less depending on what you may want. So if you want a custom pen made and don't want to wait 2 years send me a message and I would love to talk more about your project. You can pm me here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "pen inquiry" in the subject line.