Nazca Custom Fountain Pen
in Mocha Pearl Kirinite Acrylic
with Platinum President
Nib & Section.
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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 custom order started out as a standard Nazca, but the customer wanted something shorter. He also wanted to use a different clip, as well as use the section and nib from another pen called the 'Platinum President'. If you've looked at some of my other pens, you may have seen the Lhotse's fitted with Pilot Falcon Sections and Nibs (one is made with black ebonite, the other with carrot acrylic). As with those pens, the threads on the Section were a custom size that I couldn't match. But for this pen, instead of trimming down the threads on the Section and cutting new one, I removed the threads from the President Barrel, and glued them into the blank for the Nazca Barrel. After I was able to mount the President's Barrel and get it centered on the lathe, I turned down the Barrel behind the threads to create a glue tenon, then glue the threads into the blank for the new barrel. Once the glue cured, I turned the barrel to shape as usual. The cap was made the same as a standard Nazca except with a shorter overall length and finial.
About the Material:
The material is a brand named acrylic called Kirinite™. Kirinite is not as brittle as some acrylics, making it easier to turn. It's available in a variety of colors and pattern. This pattern is called PEARL, and the color is called MOCHA. The pearl is white or silver, so it gives the mocha a nice muted color tone, that look good with either silver or gold tone hardware (you can see a Nazca Lines with gold-tone hardware HERE).
This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: Mocha Pearl Kirinite Acrylic.
Length: Capped 5.20" / Uncapped 4.8675".
Diameter (max): Barrel .56" / Cap .59".
Weight (gms): Capped 26.3 / Uncapped 19.0.
Nib: 2-tone 18k Gold from a Platinum President.
Clip: Rhodium plated steel.
Filling System: C/C.