Pen Name... this pen got it's name from Kula Kangri mountain. the mountain is claimed by many authorities to be the highest mountain in Bhutan* but this is disputed by others, who claim that Kula Kangri is wholly in Tibet. The first ascent was by a combined Japanese/Chinese team in 1986. The mountain occupies two ranges, the Himalaya and the Bhutan Himalaya. To read more about mount Diran, click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kula_Kangri.
*Bhutan (officially named the Kingdom of Bhutan) is a landlocked country in South Asia. Located in the Eastern Himalayas.
About the pen... The Kula midi has several subtle features that blend together to create a nice little compact pen. The peni has a average length of only 5 1/4". The cap diameter is just under 9/16", and the barrel is 1/2" behind the section. The section style is straight, but with a very slight taper front to back. The most prominent feature of the Kula you'll notice once uncapped is the forward thread design that's similar to the NANGA. But on this pen, the (single start) thread profile is more coarse, and only takes one full turn to install the cap. The section is straight and slighly longer in order to house the RECESSED nib (about 1/4"). And while most of the midi pens use the smaller #5 nibs, this one was made to accept a full size #6.
As stated above, the Kula is fitted with a larger #6 steel nib, but could be ordered with a smaller #5. Finishes include a 2-tone, polished steel, or Black Oxide (replacing Ruthenium). Tip sizes available are X-fine, fine, medium, broad and Two italic sizes (1.1 & 1.4). The clip style shown on the BLACK pen is the available style and only comes in CHROME (the clip on the teal was supplied by the client). But if you want this pen with a gold clip, other clip styles are available. The current inking systems available for this pen are cartridge/converter (c/c) only.
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