Kea Custom Fountain Pen - in Red-Blue-Gold Aquapearl™ Acrylic.

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Red-Blue-Gold Kea (capped) Red-Blue-Gold Kea (uncapped) Red-Blue-Gold Kea (close-up)


bout the Kea:
The pen is named after Mauna Kea, one of the Hawaiian mountain peaks. While Everest is officially the highest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea located on the island of Hawaii is actually the tallest. It's listed as the third tallest, only because most of it is under water, and thus not counted in its total height. This pen is so named because of the tall tapered finial.

Kea Dimensions:
The Kea has an average (capped) length of about 6". It can be ordered in any of the materials shown or you can select something different to make the pen your own. The clip is now available in nickel or 24k gold finishes. The pen uses a Cartridge/Converter inking system, but could be ordered with a special rubber o-ring that would seal the section to the barrel so it can be used as an eyedropper. 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).

Kea Options and Upgrades:
The Kea is much like the Nazca in that you have quite a few upgrade options. You can add metal accent bands at various location on the pen, such as the section or finial for just a little touch of flash. Or you can add one or several to the base of the cap. I now have 24k gold bands in a variety of diameters and widths of 1, 2, 3, and 4mm. Inking systems currently available are cartridge/converter (C/C) and button-filler. Nib sizes are #5 or #6 (#6 standard), and finishes available are: polished steel, 2-tone, Ruthenium (#5 only) or Black Oxide (#6 only). Current tip sizes available are x-fine, fine, medium, broad, or two sizes of italic.

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 the Material:
This material is a type of acrylic called Aquapearl™. But it's basically just Acrylic Acetate that's sold under a brand name. Just like Acrylic Acetate, it too can be very brittle. But this material had the right balance of hardness for durability, and softness so it was a little easier to turn than other Acrylic Acetate. As the name inplies, the colors are a nice blend of red, blue and gold pearl.

Pen Specifications:
Color / Material: Red-Blue-Gold Aquapearl™.
Length: Capped 6.25" / Uncapped = 5.3125".
Diameter: Barrel .55" / Cap .60".
Clip: Nickel plated steel.
Nib: #6 Polished Steel Meister.
Filling System: C/C.
Also available as a Button-filler.