Name... this pen got it's name from the DIRAN a mountain in the Karakoram range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m).
Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful. To read more about mount Diran, click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diran.
Just as the Midi pen specs state, the Dira has a average length of 5 1/2". The cap diameter is just under 9/16", and the barrel is slightyly less. One of the prominent features of the Dira iis the pyrimid shape of the finial and on the end of the barrel. This is to pay homage to the pyramid shaped Diran mountain peak.
As stated on the main Midi-pen page, the Dira is fitted with a #5 nib and can be ordered in a 2-tone, polished steel, or Ruthenium finish. Tip sizes available are X-fine, fine, medium, broad and Two italic sizes (1.1 & 1.4). The clip comes in two finishes, the chrome as shown here, or 24k gold. The current inking systems available for this pen are cartridge/converter (c/c), or eyedropper (ED). A button filler may be available in the future.
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