Kamet Custom Fountain Pen - in Duofold Mandarin Yellow & Black Acrylic.
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About the Name:
The Kamet is named after MOUNT KAMET, the second highest mountain in Garhwal region of India, and the highest summit in Zaskar region, which lies north of the main chain of the Himalaya. Kamet is the third highest mountain in it's (Indian controlled) territory and is rank the 29th highest in the world. In appearance it resembles a giant pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks.
About the Kamet:
The most prominent feature of the Kamet is the two-tone color design. It's a great style that you can use with your imagination to come up with a unique color combination. The pen is about 6" long capped, and 5.25" uncapped. It has a slightly larger diameter cap (compared to the barrel) and a flat finial. It comes with a #6 nib that is available in a variety of finishes and tip sizes in both steel and gold (inquire for current availability of sizes). The clip is also available in a variety of finishes so it can be coordinated with your material or nib finish. The Kamet can be ordered to be used as a c/c, eyedropper, or button filler.
Kamet Options and Upgrades:
The Kamet is another pen style that allows for a few upgrades and options. You could add metal accent bands to the section, finial, or base of the cap. You could also add a blind-cap with a band to the end of the barrel. The accent bands are available in several finishes (24k gold, nickel or Rhodium, and come in a variety of diameters with widths from 1 to 4mm (in 1mm increments). As stated above, you can also upgrade your pen with a 14k or 18k gold nib.
Inking system upgrades... The secondary color on the end of the barrel is installed with a blind-cap, so the Kamet is all set for easily adding a button-filler upgrade-- you could even order it as a standard c/c, then upgrade it later if you like. You could also upgrade it to a PISTON-filler (however that upgrade could not be added later because it requires a different internal setup for the parts).
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 or dyed colors. The Pen Buttons are available for any of the clipless pens.
About this Material:
The yellow acrylic used here is called "Duofold Mandarin Yellow". It's so named because it's the same yellow acrylic used by Parker on their famous Duofold pens that were first manufactured in 1921 (the Kamet style is also similar to the Duofold). The Duofold Mandarin Yellow acrylic is manufactured in Italy. I also have the Parker Duofold Orange acyclic (see my Duofold Orange Manaslu).
This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: Duofold Mandarin Yellow Italian Acrylic
with solid black acrylic
Length: Capped 6" / Uncapped 5.26".
Diameter: Barrel .575" / Cap .61.
Nib: #6 2-Tone Steel Meister.
Clip: 24k Gold Plated Steel.
Ink system available: c/c or button-filler.