Custom Manaslu ROLLERBALL Pen
in Snowflake Blue 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 for a little additional touch of flash such as at the base of the cap, or the end of the barrel. I have accent bands in several finishes and a variety of diameters and widths from 1 to 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 your own one-of-a-kind pen. Inking systems available are the standard cartridge/converter (C/C), or it can be upgrade to a button filler. Nib size is #6, and is available in several finishes. 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:
This pen is a good example showing how easily some fountain pens can be converted into a rollerball pen. It was originally made as fountain pen (see the link here), now years later converted into a rollerball. The conversion only required a few changes to the original pen. First, the nib assembly was removed from the section, then the front of the section was drilled slightly larger to accept the rollerball nose-cone. Then the barrel was drilled for the longer refill and back-spring. The ink refills used were Pilot G2. The nose-cone can also be machined for the Hauser style refills.
The material is acrylic, but I'm not sure exactly what specific type of acrylic it is. The supplier simply refers to it as a RESIN acrylic, so it could be on of any number of the various types of acrylic. It's similar to acrylic acetate, but harder and heavier. The color is called Snowflake Blue. The pattern is crushed. But this crushed pattern is a little different than the typical crushed acrylics you see. Instead of being made from a semi-opaque SOLID COLOR base material, this crushed acrylic is made from a base color that had a pattern. The result is a more unusual pattern that's not seen in the typical crushed arcylics.
This Pens Specifications:
Color / Material: Snowflake Blue Acrylic Resin.
Length: Capped 5.56" / Uncapped 4.97".
Diameter (max) Barrel .53" / Cap .62".
Filling System: Pilot G2.