Kea Custom Fountain Pen
with 1mm Cap Band
in Opal Pearl Acrylic.
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Drop down to the bottom of the page for info & specs for this pen.
About the Kea:
The pen is named after Mauna Kea, one of the Hawaiian mountain peaks. While Everest is officially the highest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea located on the island of Hawaii is actually the tallest. It's listed as the third tallest, only because most of it is under water, and thus not counted in its total height. This pen is so named because of the tall tapered finial.
The Kea has an average (capped) length of about 6". It can be ordered in any of the materials shown or you can select something different to make the pen your own. The clip is now available in nickel or 24k gold finishes. The pen uses a Cartridge/Converter inking system, but could be ordered with a special rubber o-ring that would seal the section to the barrel so it can be used as an eyedropper. It can be ordered with either a #5 or #6 nib. Nib finishes are 2-tone, polished steel, Black Oxide (#6 only), or Ruthenium (#5 only). Current tip sizes are fine, medium, broad, and italic and 1.1 and 1.4 (#5 only) or 1.5 (#6 only).
Kea Options and Upgrades:
The Kea is much like the Nazca in that you have quite a few upgrade options. You can add metal accent bands at various location on the pen, such as the section or finial for just a little touch of flash. Or you can add one or several to the base of the cap. I now have 24k gold bands in a variety of diameters and widths of 1, 2, 3, and 4mm. Inking systems currently available are cartridge/converter (C/C) and button-filler. Nib sizes are #5 or #6 (#6 standard), and finishes available are: 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 and Material:
The Kea is one of those styles that's sort of a blank canvas, that can be tweak here and there to suit the user. With this pen the customer choose to add just a single 1mm wide band at the base of the cap, mounting it midway between the base of the clip and base of the cap.
The material used is is a type of Alumilite acrylic called 'Almalgam-Mutt'. The color is called 'Opal Pearl', which fits perfectly. It's pearlescence color is a mix of pale blue, pink, yellow and white. This material is made in the USA in small batches, so be aware if you consider using for your next pen. The dominate color can vary from batch to batch.
This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: Opal Pearl Amalgam-Mutt Acrylic.
Length: Capped 6.14" / Uncapped 5.18".
Diameter (max) Barrel .52" / Cap .563".
Clip: Rhodium plated steel.
Nib: Polished Steel #6 Jowo.
Filling System: C/C.
Also available as a Button-filler.