Nazca Lines Button-filler Fountain Pen
in Solid Black 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 (the theme I usually use for naming my pens), I thought Nazca was 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 of Nazca, as well as the many odd shaped skulls found in the region with 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 Nazca 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 and Material:
This pen was made with solid black acrylic. And of all the material colors and patterns available today, solid black is still my all time favorite. The solid color allows the shape of the pen to be the star, rather than the material. And it works well with either gold or silver hardware.
The capping threads use what is called '3-start' threads, which use 3 independent sets of threads wrapped together like the colors on a candy cane. And just as the name suggests, they allow engagement of the threads at three different positions. The advantage is that they allow capping the pen in less rotations or turns of the cap.
The inking system used with this pen is referred to as BUTTON-FILLER. Button-fillers use a button that's hidden under the 'blind-cap' at the end of the barrel for filling the pen. The pen has an internal 'sac' that holds the ink, and it's filled by dipping the nib into a bottle of ink, then pressing and releasing the button several times. This action pushes out air and draws ink up into the sac. The nib used is a #6 steel Jowo in what I refer to as the 'AGS' finish (AGS stands for All Gold Steel).
Color / Material: Solid Black Acrylic Acetate.
Length: Capped 6.25" / Uncapped 5.25".
Diameter: Barrel .55" / Cap = .59".
Weight (gms): Capped 26.8 / Uncapped 15.0.
Nib: AGS (All-Gold-Steel) #6 Jowo.
Hardware: 24k Gold plated steel.
Filling System: Button-filler. Can also be ordered as
C/C (cartridge/converter), Lever-filler or Piston-filler.