Dira Custom Midi Size Fountain Pen
Featuring Vintage Sheaffer Hood-style Nib
in CS Buttonfill Burgundy Acrylic.
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Drop down to the bottom of the page for info & specs on this pen.
About 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diran. 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:
This pen features a vintage Sheaffer hood style nib. The nibs themselves are permanently set into section. However, although some are hard to disassemble, the feeds can be removed for a thorough cleaning. The back ends are threaded, so to disassemble you simply unscrew the back (IF they aren't frozen up with dried ink). I found some to be fairly easy to loosen, while others I never could free up.
NOTE: I was able to acquire a few more of the nibs, so if you're interested in a pen with one, send me an email to find out what I currently have available. The pen can be make in a variety of filling systems.
This material is crushed Acrylite acrylic made for Erinoid Ltd., called 'Impero Blue'. The chips are blue & silver-gray mixed in a black base.
This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: CS Buttonfill Burgundy Acrylic.
Length: Capped 5.34" / Uncapped 4.80" / Posted 6.52".
Diameter: Barrel (max) .51" / Cap (max) .55".
Weight (gms): Capped 19.4 / Uncapped 13.1.
Clip: Gold plated steel.
Nib: Medium 14k Gold Sheaffer.
Filling System: Button-filler.
Also available as a C/C or Lever-filler.