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Nanga Custom Clipless Fountain Pens
Also available with a HIDDEN RING Clip.

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Drop down to the bottom of the page to see other colors and patterns.

Check out the larger Nanga MAGNUM! (shown below) Same Shape / LARGER Size!


 



A
bout the Nanga:
If you are familiar with my pens, then you probably know I derive the names I use from Wikipedia's "list of the worlds tallest mountain peaks". This pen follows in that same tradition by being named after the Nanga Parbat mountain peak. The name "Nanga Parbat" means "Naked Mountain" with Nanga specifically meaning "naked". Since this pen appears to be absent or "naked" of any barrel threads, I thought Nanga would be a very appropriate name for the style. If you wish to read more about the Nanga Parbat mountain peak or about any of the other pen names, you can read them on my Pen Names Page.

Nanga Dimensions:
The Nanga is now available is several size versions: Standard, MAGNUM, and Midi. The Standard size Nanga has a capped length of about 6" (152.5mm) and uncapped length of about 5 1/4" (133.5mm). The max diameters are barrel .61" (15.5mm) and cap .64" (16.25mm). The MAGNUM size Nanga has a capped length of about 6 1/2" (165mm) and uncapped length of about 5 1/4" (146mm). The max diameters are barrel .69" (17.5mm) and cap .73" (19mm)*. The Midi size Nanga has a capped length of about 5" (127mm) and uncapped length of about 3 11/16" (94mm). The max diameters are barrel .535" (13.5mm) and cap .55" (14mm).

*MAGNUM Cap diameter... The standard size for US made pen blanks is .75". But some European blanks are sized smaller at only 18mm (.71"), so the cap may have to be thinner based on the diameter of the material you choose. The .73" target diameter is based off the enlargement percentage of the standard size Nanga, but the difference is minimal and would not affect the overall look of the pen (some of the pens shown are under .73").

The unique forward mounted threads on the Nanga allow it to have a nice free flowing style. The smooth transition across the front-section and barrel allows it to have a smooth and graceful flow along the entire length of the barrel. As the different size versions show, the design also allows some flexibility in the diameters so it could be adjusted to fit small or large hands. As with most other JEB's PENs, the Nanga can be ordered in any of the materials shown or your material of choice. The pen includes a steel Meister nib in your choice of finish and tip size. The standard inking system is Cartridge/Converter, but if you like to use your pens as eyedroppers, you can order the Nanga with a special rubber o-ring that seals the section to the barrel so it can be filled directly with ink (not available for the Midi). The larger #6 nib is the best size for the Standard and MAGNUM, while the smaller #5 is required for the Midi. Nib finishes available for STEEL nibs are: 2-tone, polished steel, Black Oxide (#6 only), or Ruthenium (#5 only). Current tip sizes are x-fine, fine, medium, broad, and two italics (1.1 both; 1.4 for #5 only, and 1.5 for #6 only). 14 & 18K Gold nibs are also available as a special order.

Nanga Options and Upgrades:
The Nanga is another pen style that allows for a few upgrades and options. You could add metal accent bands to the base of the cap, or add a slot-mounted clip with a hidden ring (see the main page for a few pens made with this type of clip). The accent bands are available in several finishes (24k gold, nickel or Rhodium, and come in a variety of diameters with widths from 1 to 4mm (n 1mm increments). As stated above, you can also upgrade your pen with a 14k or 18k gold nib.

Inking system upgrades... Because of the barrel style, the Nanga is not very conducive to adding a blind-cap for a piston or button filler. So the only upgrade option available is the for mentioned eyedropper by adding the custom o-ring.

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 or dyed colors. The Pen Buttons are available for any of the clipless pens.



Clipless Nanga Sizes_capped

The NANGA can now be ordered in one of THREE sizes:
Standard, Midi and Magnum. The photo's on either side show the comparison of the sizes as both capped and uncapped. If you click on the photo's, it will bring up a larger photo with the sizes clearly marked for an easy comparison.
The Mini comes with the smaller #5 nib, while the standard and magnum come with the #6 nib. The The standard and magnum can also be ordered as eyedroppers, or rollerballs.

Clipless Nanga Sizes_uncapped

(Click the pens below to see additional photo's and specifications)


Standard Size Nanga

Solid Black
Acrylic
Solid Black Nanga
Tortoise Shell
Acrylic
Tortoise Nanga
Tortoise Shell
Acrylic Roller-ball
Tortoise Nanga Roller-ball

 

Grass/Blackberry
Ebonite
Grass-Blackberry Nanga
Conway Stewart Pistachio Acrylic
Pistachio Nanga
CS Blue Stardust Acrylic
Blue Stardust Nanga
Malachite Stonite
Acrylic Bulb-filler
Malachite Nanga Bulb-filler




Standard Nanga with Slot-Mounted Clip

Tortoise Shell
Acrylic
Tortoise Shell Nanga w-Clip
Sand Dune Camo
Acrylic
Sand Dune Camo Nanga w-Clip
CS Lapis Blue
Acrylic
Lapis Blue Nanga w-Clip




Nanga Midi
Same Shape / 13% Smaller!

Solid Black
Acrylic
Solid Black Nanga Midi
 
Tortoise Nanga




Nanga MAGNUM
Same Shape / 13% LARGER!

Tortoise Shell
Acrylic MAGNUM
Tortoise Nanga Magnum
Retro Gold
Acrylic MAGNUM
Retro-Gold Nanga Magnum
Choc Toffee Crunch
Acrylic MAGNUM
Chocolate Toffee Crunch Nanga Magnum
CS Lapis Blue
Acrylic MAGNUM
Lapis Blue Nanga Magnum

 

Abalone
Acrylic MAGNUM
Abalone Nanga Magnum
Abalone MAGNUM
Roller-ball
 Nanga Magnum Roller-ball
CS Amber
Acrylic MAGNUM
Amber Nanga Magnum
CS Pistachio
Acrylic MAGNUM
Pistachio Nanga Magnum

 

CS Brackett Brown
Acrylic MAGNUM
Brackett Brown Nanga Magnum
CS Burgundy Crush
Acrylic MAGNUM
Burgundy Crush Nanga Magnum
Golden Fossil
Acrylic MAGNUM
Golden Fossil Nanga Magnum
Alternate Jade
Acrylic MAGNUM
Alternate Jade Nanga Magnum

 

CS Mocha
Acrylic MAGNUM
Mocha Nanga Magnum
CS Mocha Acrylic MAGNUM RB
Mocha Nanga Magnum Roller-ball
CS Heather
Acrylic MAGNUM
Heather Nanga Magnum
CS Coral Green
Acrylic MAGNUM
Coral Green Nanga Magnum

 

CS Evergreen
Acrylic MAGNUM
Evergreen Nanga Magnum
CS Brown Swirl
Acrylic MAGNUM
Brown Swirl Nanga Magnum
CS Flecked Autumn
Acrylic MAGNUM
Flecked Autumn Nanga Magnum
Cat's Eye
Acrylic MAGNUM
Cats Eye Nanga Magnum

 

Naples Euro
Acrylic MAGNUM
Naples Euro Nanga Magnum
Lucent Tartaruga
Acrylic MAGNUM
Lucent Tartaruga Nanga Magnum
Impero Blue
Acrylic MAGNUM
Impero Blue Nanga Magnum
Series 132
Acrylic MAGNUM
Series 132 Nanga Magnum

 

Briar Polyester
Acrylic MAGNUM
Briar Nanga Magnum
CS Shingle
Acrylic MAGNUM
Shingle Nanga Magnum
CS Razorshell
Acrylic MAGNUM
Razorshell Nanga Magnum
Cobalt Amethyst
Acrylic MAGNUM
Cobalt-Amethyst Nanga Magnum

 

Valencia Euro
Acrylic MAGNUM
Valencia Euro Nanga Magnum
Black & Red Lava
Acrylic MAGNUM
Black & Red Lava Nanga Magnum
Arcola Cellulose
Acetate MAGNUM
Arcola Nanga Magnum
Verdigris Cellulose
Acetate MAGNUM
Verdigris Nanga Magnum

 

CS Cerulean Blue
Acrylic MAGNUM
CS Cerulean Blue Nanga Magnum
Yellow/Black
Acrylic MAGNUM
Yellow & Black Nanga Magnum
CS Rioja
Acrylic MAGNUM
CS Rioja Nanga Magnum
CS Classic Claret
Acrylic MAGNUM
CS Classic Claret Nanga Magnum

 

CS Bronze
Acrylic MAGNUM
CS Bronze Nanga Magnum
CS Turquoise Fleck
Acrylic MAGNUM
CS Turquoise Fleck Nanga Magnum
CS Red Stardust
MAGNUM Roller-ball
CS Red Stardust Nanga Magnum RB
Cap/Choc Ebonite
MAGNUM
Cap/Choc Ebonite Nanga Magnum

 

Mustard Seed Erinoid
Acrylic MAGNUM
Mustard Seed Erinoid Nanga Magnum
Multichino Erinoid
Acrylic MAGNUM
Multichino Erinoid Nanga Magnum
Seashore Erinoid
MAGNUM Roller-ball
Seashore Erinoid Nanga Magnum

 

Sand Dune Camo
Acrylic MAGNUM
Sandd Dune Camo Nanga Magnum
Black Stained Glass
Acrylic MAGNUM
Blk Stained Glass Nanga Magnum

 

2-Tone MAGNUM
Tortoise & Lazy Lizard
Tortoise and Lazy-Lizard Nanga Magnum
2-Tone MAGNUM
Lazy Lizard & Tortoise
Lazy-Lizard and Tortoise Nanga Magnum
2-Tone MAGNUM
Lemon & Ivory
Lemon and Ivory Nanga Magnum