Deep Sea, Ebonite magnetic cap fountain pen.

Right after the period of Chinese new year, a new fountain pen with a new material has been finished.
Fountain pen with magnetic cap and ebonite barrel in blue color – Deep Sea.

We have chose ebonite from Japan which is considered one of the best quality ebonite in the world. Japanese ebonite have a solid texture, natural contrast in color and have a high purity when cheap ebonite always have some metal dust inside. Those unwanted metal pieces will constitute unexpected / uncontrollable metallic shiny points affecting the outcome and outlook of the finished product.

Working on ebonite will need a sharp knife/gouge and always needed to be sharpened in the gouging process. And they are quite smelly when it get heat and powderized.

Why use ebonite on fountain pen?

Ebonite is a material can be found in the natural world, more common be called as “hard rubber”. More technical detail may be found on wiki.
Ebonite can absorb oil and sweat from human hand and balance them between pen and hand. This process can avoid slip of pen and increase friction between pen and hand. It provide better handle when writing for a long time.

The price of raw material of Japanese ebonite is 5-8 times of same quantity of acrylic or polyester resin. It is a real luxury material to use in comparison.

This ebonite barrel has been polished for 12 times on each side (barrel and cap) and non-waxed. Ebonite normally can’t give shiny surface like acrylic and polyester resin unless coat with wax. However if it is waxed, which may prevent the natural function of ebonite as aforesaid. So we left it unwaxed. If you love shiny surface on ebonite, you may coat it simply with wax for car and keep polish it once a year if it have been used frequently.

Let’s check out some photos.


The barrel on the lathe. This is a 550W manual wood lathe and which should be enough for most work for fountain except metal parts.

Gouging in process, slow and easy.
Ebonite pattern and color. We picked deep blue for this time.

Lower contrast provide a low profile but luxury feeling.

Finish with 8 level sanding and 12 times polishing. (Face side)

The back side.
Ebonite can provide some degree of shiny surface after polishing.
This is the pattern on the cap side.

Standard pose for fountain pen.

Uncapped pose

There are magnets on both sides of pen body.

We have attached a two tone German Bock F nib on the Deep Sea instead of an IPG nib.

Other than deep blue there are also yellow-green ebonite available.
Custom order welcome.

Thank for reading.
Please feel free to ask any question. Comment welcome.

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Handcraft Fountain Pen

We are happy to introduce our 2017 first project of handcraft fountain pen.

This pen is quite heavy at 65g in total and 31g uncapped as it made of many metal pen parts. The length is 14.8cm capped 11.2cm uncapped, 16.2cm end capped.

The barrel and the cap in picture are made of acrylic which is a durable, easy-to-maintain material. They are highly polished and have a smooth and shiny finish.
They can be customized on demand. There are several variation available now, include custom made polyester resin, patterned acrylic, wood and ebonite (Blue, yellow-green). Tell us what you want and we will do our best to match with your desire.

The nib is genuine German made Iridium Point German (IPG) nib originally, smooth, durable and well tuned. It will be very much suitable for daily use. For nib lover we offer an upgrade of the nib with Bock (Germany) nib for this pen. If you are a calligrapher, an upgrade of flex nib also available for you too.

Standard international converter (small size) and a cartridge included.

It comes with magnetic cap and it can be capped easy and quick on both sides . Let’s check some photos.

The outlook of the pen.

Celtic knot pattern on the metal pen parts

The standard pose can’t be missed.

The green stone on the top of the cap

Gold, brown ,Cream & Copper Marble with golden shimmers, marble like barrel

(There many variation of material, color and pattern available for you. Just tell us.)

The magnetic end allows you to cap on when using.

Magnetic cap and Celtic knot

This probably the first handcraft pen project in Hong Kong. We hope that the culture of handwriting, the charisma of writing instrument (not only pen and ink) will not be flush out by the digital world. Record and communication in the digital way is really convenience (even this blog is in a digital form sorry for that) , however it is dull and cold in some sense.

We think that handcraft writing instrument is an interesting and warm way to pass message to everyone and this is what we desire.

Customize will need discussion and communication for the design of the pen. These are what we love. Also that will be great to have idea from different people. Please come and tell us what you think.

Hope you will like it. Thank you.

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The precious metal overlay project for fountain pen

We are proud to introduce our design of tailor made overlay for fountain pen.


Our first project is on the TWSBI 580 Diamond, which comes with a fantastic multi reflect surface, piston filling demonstrator with very high reputation all over the world. It is an excellent writer. That’s why we choose to start with this pen, also 580’s body matches our 925 silver overlay design greatly and it comes with a reasonable price that we think it can be made popular.

Original TWSBI Diamond 580

Aforesaid  the overlay is made of 925 sterling silver it is very easy to oxidise in a normal environment so we have made a coating on it for anti-rust and keep the shiny surface at the same time.  You do not have to clean it up frequently or worry about the rust on the silver cause by human oil and sweat from our hand. It means that you can use it as a daily writer.

standard_pose_blackThe Garden in Black

We have the first series named “The Garden”. It comes in 3 different colors (Original Silver, Rose Gold and Black Silver) and limited to 10 pieces per color. The overlays are in flourish filigree design and fixed on the barrel of the pen. It made of accurate measurement, fixed and fit the barrel. Functions on the 580 diamond remain workable including disassemble of the hold pen. You can do whatever it can as if original.

3 colors available

Hope everybody will enjoy The Garden and like it as we do.

Thank you very much!

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