Nazca Lines Custom Fountain Pen - in Blue-Gold Matrix 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 was actually a project that included several items: the fountain pen, a ball-point pen, a pair of cuff-links, and an "INK POT". The Ink Pot is a portable filling system for fountain pens that shaped like a large vial. It was my first attempt at such an item, so it was a challenge, but turned out very well. The Ink Pot has a clear ink "window" you you can see how much ink is remaining in the vial. The pen included the upgraded bands on the finial--creating the pen I call the "Nazca Lines"-- as well as on the front and back end of the barrel (with a threaded "blind" cap).
About this Material:
This material is called "Blue-Gold Matrix". It's called because of the unique pattern. As you look at it, you might wonder how the pattern was made. It couldn't have been made in the usual "pouring method of making pen blanks. I actually stumbled across how it was made when I noticed I had some other blanks that had the exact same color layering. Then I realized the pattern wasn't as complex than I though. Rather than making it from a bunch of very small square SOLID colors, the pattern is created by first making a STRIATED blank. A striated blank has the colors running straight down the full length of the blank (like the material used for the "Meringue" Lhotse here). Once that blank is made, the blank is cut up into short pieces (like dicing a carrot). The the pieces are jumbled up and stacked back together again then fused into a sold piece again. The process creates a very unique pattern. The company that makes them eventually came out with a whole series of more than two dozen color combinations. So if you like the pattern, but would like a different color combination, it's likely they make it. So contact me and I'll see if I can find it for you.
Blue-Gold Matrix Nazca Lines Specifications:
Color / Material: Blue-Gold Matrix and Solid Black Acrylics.
Length: Capped 6.25" / Uncapped 5.35".
Diameter: Barrel .567" / Cap .624.
Weight (w/o ink): Capped: 24.5 gms / Uncapped: 12.8 gms.
Nib: 2-tone Steel Meister #6.
Clip: 24k Gold Tear Drop.
Filling System: C/C, button or piston filler.