Manaslu Custom Fountain Pen - in Conway Stewart Heather Acrylic.
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About the Manaslu:
So named for the twin tapered points or peaks on either end, this pen is one of the newest pens in the lineup. It is named after the volcanic Twin Peaks Mountains on Northern Vancouver Island in Southwestern British Columbia. It is the eighth highest mountain in the world.
The Manaslu is a shorter styled pen at about 5 1/2" long, but similar in diameter to the other larger pens. The most prominent feature would be the exterior mounted antique gold finish "Art Deco" styled clip (only gold is available). It can also be ordered with a matching gold accent band behind the section. It comes standard with a #6 steel nib in your choice of finishes and tip sizes. Current finishes available are: polished steel, 2-tone, and Black Oxide. Tip sizes available are: x-fine, fine, medium, broad, or 1.1 and 1.5 italic. The pen can be ordered in one of the material shown or you can choose your own custom color and material.
Manaslu Options and Upgrades:
The Manaslu is another style that allows you 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. And as with most other JEB's PENs, the Manaslu 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 the standard cartridge/converter (C/C), or you can upgrade it to a button filler. 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:
Besided the thin accent band behind the section, this pen was upgraded with a smooth finish 4mm wide accent band at the base of the cap. I think the wide band is nice compliment to the visible clip band.
About this Material:
This material is another one of the acrylics that were used by the former Conway
Pen Company (CS). Unfortunately, CS went out of business in the latter half of 2014. But fortunately, all the beautiful material they had used were made available through a supplier in the UK (the same country where CS was located)-- BUT quantities are limited. And since many of the colors were so popular, the supply probably won't last long. I acquired a few of the colors, so you'll find a few other pens made from their acrylics. If you're interested in having a pen made with any of these beautiful materials, contact me for a current list of available colors.
This Pens Specifications:
Color / Material: Conway Stewart Heather acrylic.
Length: Capped = 5.365" / Uncapped = 4.95" / Posted = 6.625".
Barrel only (less threads) 3.0" / Cap only = 2.35" / Section: .695".
Diameter: Barrel max = .68" min = / Cap max = .59".
Accent Band: .563" dia x 5.7mm wide smooth 24k Gold.
Nib: Two-tone Steel Meister.
Filling System: C/C only.