2-Tone Green Ripple Ebonite Nazca Custom Fountain Pen
with Sterling Silver Snake Band.
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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:
This pen is a standard size Nazca, but instead of a clip (or even being clipless), the cap sports a sterling silver wrap around snake band. And instead of a standard C/C inking system, this pen is a BUTTON filler with a steel button to blend with the sterling silver snake band. The sterling silver wrap around snake band is available in a few different finishes: bright silver, antiqued, and blackened. I also have a less expensive version (not sterling silver) in the same silver finishes. These are also available in several gold finishes (bright, antiqued, and blackened). I secured the band to the cap using a small flat-head tack mounted under the snake's head. The tack is set unglued into the cap, so that the band can be removed (if ever needed) by carefully lifting up on the snake's head and sliding up the band.
About this Material:
The material is some vintage green ebonite in the famous ripple pattern many of the vintage pen manufacturers were known to use. It was from a small batch of ebonite I was able to purchase from a supplier that specializes in vintage and hard to find materials.
This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: Primary: Green Ripple Ebonite /
Secondary: Solid Black NYH Ebonite.
Length: Capped 6.0" / Uncapped 5.18" / Posted 7.0".
Diameter (max): Barrel .56" / Cap .60".
Weight (gms): Capped 30.7 / Uncapped 15.6.
Nib: Rhodium finish 18k Gold #6 Jowo.
Band: Blackened Sterling Silver.
Filling System: Button-filler.
Can also be ordered as a C/C, ED, Lever or Piston filler.