Kamet Piston-filler Fountain Pen
in Night Blue Ebonite.
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About the Name:
The Kamet is named after MOUNT KAMET, the second highest mountain in Garhwal region of India, and the highest summit in Zaskar region, which lies north of the main chain of the Himalaya. Kamet is the third highest mountain in it's (Indian controlled) territory and is rank the 29th highest in the world. In appearance it resembles a giant pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks.
About the Kamet:
The most prominent feature of the Kamet is the two-tone color design. It's a great style that you can use with your imagination to come up with a unique color combination. The pen is about 6" long capped, and 5.25" uncapped. It has a slightly larger diameter cap (compared to the barrel) and a flat finial. It comes with a #6 nib that is available in a variety of finishes and tip sizes in both steel and gold (inquire for current availability of sizes). The clip is also available in a variety of finishes so it can be coordinated with your material or nib finish. The Kamet can be ordered to be used as a c/c, eyedropper, or button filler.
Kamet Options and Upgrades:
The Kamet is another pen style that allows for a few upgrades and options. You could add metal accent bands to the section, finial, or base of the cap. You could also add a blind-cap with a band to the end of the barrel. 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 (in 1mm increments). As stated above, you can also upgrade your pen with a 14k or 18k gold nib.
Inking system upgrades... The secondary color on the end of the barrel is installed with a blind-cap, so the Kamet is all set for easily adding a button-filler upgrade-- you could even order it as a standard c/c, then upgrade it later if you like. You could also upgrade it to a PISTON-filler (however that upgrade could not be added later because it requir a different internal setup).
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.
About this Pen:
This Kamet is a Piston-filler! On the outside, it's no different than a C/C or a Button-filler. But on the inside, it has a special Piston Assembly. So instead of a removing the cap at the end of the Barrel as would be for a Button-filler, on the Piston-filler, it's a KNOB that you TURN to fill the pen. Turn it counter-clockwise to lower the piston, then clockwise to raise the piston and pull in the ink.
About this Material:
This material is called EBONITE, which is a very hard material made by vulcanizing rubber. If you're not familiar with Ebonite, it was the precursor to acrylic and was a popular material used at the turn of the century for most everything that is now made from acrylics. But Ebonite is still widely used today. The most notable product Ebonite is used for is bowling balls, but it's also a favored material of many pen aficionado's. Like acrylic, it's available in a variety of colors, but the patterns are limited. Typically you'll only find it in solid colors and just a few patterns. The most popular being this 'swirl' or flower pattern used here. The name comes from the pattern you see when looking on end the rod blanks. Most of the patterns are a mix of one or two colors in a black base. The Night Blue used here is considered a 'single' color, because it just the blue mixed with the black base. The Grass-Blackberry used on the Nanga is and example of a 'two-color', which is grass-green & blackberry mixed with the black base. Ebonite is also made in various countries and the quality will vary. I use high-quality ebonite from SEM or NYH, both manufactured in Germany
This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: Night Blue SEM Ebonite.
Length: Capped 6.0" / Uncapped 5.25".
Diameter (max): Barrel .55" / Cap = .60.
Clip: 24k Gold plated steel.
Nib: 18k Gold #6 Jowo.
Filling System: Piston-filler.
Also available as a
C/C or Button-filler.