Custom Asgard MAGNUM Clipless Fountain Pen
in Conway Stewart Dartmoor acrylic.
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About the Asgard:
This pen is named after the Twin-Peaked Mount Asgard and its famous Twin Flat Topped cylindrical rock towers. Mount Asgard is located in the Auyuittuq National Park on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island in Nunavut Canada. This pen is so named because I thought the description of the location also described the pen. The large TWIN Flat-top ends of the pen emulate the twin flat topped rock towers of Mount Asgard.
The Asgard is a clipless INVERTED style pen with it's widest diameters at the ends. It's about 5 1/2" long with larger diameter ends of about 11/16" that tapers to a smaller diameter of about 9/16" at the connection. Since the shape of the pen was somewhat straight-- that is void of any obvious curves-- I wanted to keep this theme throughout the pen. So I used a straight shape for the section.
Asgard Options and Upgrades:
Due to the unique shape of the Asgard, their are very few other options available. However it does have a few: You can order it in a smaller (Midi) size, and your choice of nib sizes. You can also order it with a custom BUTTON on the cap that keeps the pen from rolling. As with most other JEB's PENs, the Asgard can be ordered in the materials shown or you can choose your own material to make the pen your own one-of-a-kind. Inking systems available are cartridge/converter (C/C) only. Nib sizes are #5 or #6, and are available in several finishes: polished steel, 2-tone, Ruthenium (#5 only) or Black Oxide (#6 only). Current tip sizes available are x-fine, fine, medium, broad, or two sizes of italic.
I also offer a variety of hand-made Pen Props and Pen Buttons. You can order a Pen Prop in a material to match your pen, or any one of the wooden styles made in a variety of stained and dyed colors. The Pen Buttons are available for any of the clipless pens.
About this Pen:
This pen was another custom order for a client that likes very LARGE pens. To date, this Asgard is the THIRD pen style I've enlarged for him. The other two styles are the Lhotse and Nanga (the Nanga is his favorite style, so he's ordered several of them). The MAGNUM is 18% LARGER than the standard Asgard. So instead of a 5.50" long length, this one is an inch longer at 6.50". And it isn't just the length that was enlarged--the entire pen (except nib) was enlarged by 18%. So instead of the standard end diameter of 9/16" (.6875), the MAGNUM ends are .77".
About this Material:
The material used for this pen is called DARTMOOR, and is another of the original acrylic colors used by the former Conway Stewart Pen Company. Dartmoor is a CRUSH style acrylic, but this crush pattern is a little more subtle that most because the chips are the same (or very close to the same) color as the base material, so it creates a subtle pattern. But if you bring the pen close to a light source, you'll be able to see the chips sparkle!
This material was used on just a few of their pens, so it's somewhat unique. The name Dartmoor (as best as I could find), came from an upland area in Devon England that is referred to generically as the "moors", and includes the largest area of granite in Britian. It was given National Park status in 1951. If you want to read more, see this link at widipedia.com: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmoor.
Clipless Asgard Specifications:
Color / Material: CS Dartmoor Acrylic.
Length - Capped = 6.50" / Uncapped = 5.89".
Diameter - Max = .79" / Min = .625".
Nib - Two-tone Steel Meister.
Filling System: C/C only.