Nazca Custom Fountain Pen - in Gray Invisavue™ Acrylic.
Please Note: This material is no longer available.
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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 the Material:
This is a special type of acrylic sold under the brand name INVISAVUE™. It's promoted as a highly opaque material ideal to use with KIT pens because easily hides the brass tubes which is a problem on kit pens with a lot of acrylics.
But I was intrigued by the color and patterns and wanted to
try some of it for one of my custom fountain pens. The material was definitely different. It got hot quickly, and the trimmings coming off the tool would actually melt, so I had to take special care turning it. But the end result was a great looking pen. The material has sort of a 3D look to the pattern. They sell several other colors, but I think the gray and black look best (I have some of the black that I'll use for a future pen). I also used some of the leftover material on a set of cuff-links (shown above). To view more cuff-links, click "Other Items", then "Cuff-links" on the drop down menu at the top of the page.
About this Pen:
This pen is a standard full size Nazca, but I also made a set of cuff-links to go with his pen. I now offer cuff-links OR button-covers that can be made to match your pen, or with a different material. I also offer a variety of hand-made Pen Props. You can order one made to match your pen, or one of the wooden styles made in a variety of colors.
Gray Invisavue Nazca Specifications:
Color / Material: Gray Invisavue™ Acrylic.
Length - Capped = 6.125" / Uncapped = 5.22".
Diameter - Barrel = .55" / Cap = .62.
Nib - Polished Steel Meister #6.
Clip - Nickel plated steel.
Filling System: C/C.