Asgard MAGNUM Custom Clipless Fountain Pen
Material / Color: Conway Stewart Honey Noir 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:
About this Material:
This pen was a 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".
The material used for this MAGNUM is another of the original acrylic colors used by the former Conway Stewart Pen Company called HONEY NOIR. This material was used on just a few of their pens. It's a CRUSH style acrylic, but uses much larger chunks than the standard crush style, so it's actually perfect for this larger pen. The name of the material also fits perfectly to the colors used. The chunks are a honey gold in a solid black base ("Noir" means BLACK in french, so hence the name "Honey Noir"). It's somewhat similar to the Classic Gold acrylic I used on a few other pens, but the Honey Noir uses fewer of the larger chunks which allows more of the black base to be showcased. The combination of the stark contrast between the large chunks and the solid black create a stuning pen material.
Color / Material: CS Honey Noir Italian Acrylic.
Length - Capped = 6.66" / Uncapped = 5.87".
Barrel only (less threads) 3.76" / Cap only = 2.90" / Section: .76".
Diameter - Ends = .77" / Center = .62" / Section = .47".
Nib - Meister #6 2-tone steel.
Ink system: Made to be used as an Eyedropper,
but could also be used as a Cartridge / Converter (C/C).