Manaslu Custom Fountain Pen - Button-filler in Duofold Orange 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:
There isn't too much that's special about this pen except for the solid orange acrylic. But because of the special color (read about it below), the client ordered a ballpoint pen to go along with the Manaslu. The ballpoint pen here is called the EXECUTIVE, but it was styled after the Parker "Duofold" ballpoint pen. So this pair of pens minic those vintage Parker Duofold's (see the Parker pens shown in the photo bottom left at the top).
About this Material:
This material is an Italian acrylic called "Duofold Orange". It's called "Duofold" orange because it matches the solid orange acrylic used on Parker Duofold pens. The color tone is a REDISH orange, so the pens look RED in the photo's. For some reason it was hard to get the true orange-tone to come out in the photo's. But after looking at a bunch of the Parker Duofold orange pens, many of those look very red too.
This Pens Specifications:
Color / Material: Duofold Orange Italian Acrylic.
Length: Capped = 5.695" / Uncapped = 5.268" / Cap Only = 2.40".
Diameter: Barrel = .569" / Cap = .63".
Nib: Two-tone Steel Meister.
Filling System: Button-filler.