Nazca Lines Button-filler Fountain Pen
in Mocha Pearl Kirinite™ Acrylic.
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About the Nazca:
The Nazca is named after the flat-top mountains of the Nazca Valley in Peru. Although Nazca is actually the name of the VALLEY rather than the mountains, I thought it an appropriate name for this "Flat-Top" style pen. Historical buffs and Sci-Fi fans will know of the famous Nazca "Lines" found scattered across the tops of the flat mountains, as well as the many odd shaped skulls found in the region with the elongated craniums. So the exceptionally tall finial on this pen is a reference to the famous skulls, while the upgraded rings on the finial pays homage to the lines.
The full size Nazca has an overall length of about 6", but it can be ordered in a smaller size I call the Nazca JR that can be ordered in lengths as short as 5", and fitted with a smaller #5 nib. The most prominent feature of the Nazca is the tall finial. As with most other JEB's PENs, the Nazca can be ordered in any of the materials shown or you can choose your own material to make the pen unique. The pen can be ordered clipless or with your choice of clip finishes (nickel, chrome, 24k gold, or gunmetal). The standard Nazca has a Cartridge/Converter (C/C) inking system, or upgrade it to a button or piston filler. If you prefer eyedroppers, it could be ordered with a special rubber o-ring that would seal the section to the barrel so it can be filled directly with ink. It can be ordered with either a #5 or #6 nib. Nib finishes are 2-tone, polished steel, Black Oxide (#6 only), or Ruthenium (#5 only). Current tip sizes are fine, medium, broad, and italic and 1.1 and 1.4 (#5 only) or 1.5 (#6 only).
Nazca Options and Upgrades:
The Nazca can be ordered with one of two different types of threads. The more typical 3-start threads, or a more coarse looking single start. Both types of threads have their advantages. The advantage of the 3-start threads is that they allow the pen to be capped with less turns, while the single-start threads allow more turns in a shorter length of the threads, so they threads can be much shorter and give the same amount of turns. Upgrades to the pen include metal accent bands at various location. You can add just one to the rear of the section for just a little touch of flash, or add at the end of the barrel (using a threaded blind-cap). The cap posting shown on some pens is also an upgrade, so if you prefer to post your cap, please let me know so this can be added to your pen. The ultimate upgrade is to add a group of three bands to the finial for a pen I call the Nazca LINES.
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:
This is another of the LINES version of the Nazca. It's made in the same style as the standard Nazca, but includes a set of three accent bands on the finial. This pen also includes the optional button-filler system. The system is so named from the 'button' that is hidden under the blind-cap at the end of the barrel that is used to fill the pen with ink. The ink is stored in an internal 'sac'. To fill the pen, you dip the nib and part of the section into the ink, press the button, and then wait a few seconds for the sac to fill. Suction brings the ink up into the storage sac. Button filler pens allow you the option of using various colors of ink you may not be able to find in cartridge form. A sac will typically hold the equilevent of about 1 1/2 standard length cartridges.
About this Material:
The material is a brand named acrylic called Kirinite™. Kirinite is not as brittle as some acrylics, making it easier to work with. It's available in a variety of colors and pattern. This pattern is called PEARL, and the color is called MOCHA. The pearl is white or silver, so it gives the mocha a nice muted tone, but is accented with the gold-tone hardware. I think the Mocha Pearl would go well with either gold or silver-tone hardware.
Orange Crush Nazca Specifications:
Color / Material: Mocha Pearl Kirinite Acrylic.
Length: Capped 6.25" / Uncapped 5.25" / Posted 7.125".
Diameter (max): Barrel .56" / Cap .59".
Weight (gms): Capped 25.6 / Uncapped 14.9.
Nib: AGS (All Gold Steel) #6 Jowo.
Clip: 24K gold plated steel.
Bands: 24K gold plated brass.
Button-filler Button: Solid Brass.
Filling System: Button-filler.