Dira Midi Custom Fountain Pen - in Solid Black Acrylic.

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Black Dira (capped) Black Dira (uncapped) Black Dira (close-up) Black Dira (uncapped-2) Black Dira (close-up-2)

(The specifications for this pen is listed at the bottom of the page)


bout the Name:
This pen got it's name from the DIRAN a mountain in the Karakoram range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m). Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful. To read more about mount Diran, click here: As you can see, I dropped the "n" on the end of the name (it's not a typo!). I did so because I'm trying to use only names that end in "a" for my midi pens. Since I ran out of actual mountain names that end in 'a', I had to start getting creative to come up with new names.

Dira Dimensions, Features and Options:
The Dira is another pen that falls into the Midi or JR size category. It has an overall length of a little under 5 1/2" with a maximum cap diameter of 9/16" (at the base), and a maximum barrel diameter of about 1/2". The most prominent features of this pen would be its small compact size, the short pyramid shape at the ends, and the pinched clip with working roller-ball. Because of its small size, the pen is very light. The section is fitted with a smaller #5 size nib, that is a perfect size for the smaller pen. The pen is only available as a cartridge/converter (C/C). The barrel is too short for a Button-filler, and too thin to add the o-ring for an eyedropper.

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 and Material:

This material is Solid Black Acrylic Acetate. I use the solid black acrylic to make my reference sample pens, but there are quite a few people that like solid black pens, so I started posting these pens too. I guess there is nothing like basic black. One of the advantages of black is that it looks good with most any other color, so you can pair it with silver OR gold hardware (this time I used gold-tone hardware).

This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: Solid Black Acrylic Acetate.
Length: Capped 5.30" / Uncapped 4.69".
Diameter: Barrel max .525" / Cap max .56".
Clip: 24k gold plated steel.
Nib: #5 2-tone Steel Meister.
Filling System: C/C only.