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JEBs Nuptse Fountain Pen

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About the JEBs Nuptse:

The Nuptse fountain pen is similar in style to the Nazca. The most prominent feature is the many accent bands placed throughout the pen. Most pens only have a few bands, but the Nuptse is loaded with them!

The first pen was a custom order with dimensions close to the Nazca’s specs. So I used the original Nazca layout (my CAD drawing) and adjusted the dimensions to fit the customers request. As a result, the basic shape is similar to the Nazca, but shorter and without the Nazca’s hallmark tall finial.

I also thought the styling was too different to call it a Nazca Jr. It’s larger than the Jr. and uses a different style section and clip. So initially I classified it as a one-time project. But then I started getting more orders for it. Eventually I decided to categorize it under it’s own name.

The Nuptse (pronounced Nep’ tuse) is named after the Nuptse mountain in the Jhumbu region of the Mahalangur Himal, in the Nepalese Himalayas. The word Nuptse is Tibetan for ‘west peak‘, as it is the western segment of the Lhotse-Nuptse massif. Nuptse lies two kilometers WSW of Mount Everest.

Nuptse is a dramatic peak when viewed from the south or west, and it towers above the base camp for the standard south col route on Everest. However, it is not a particularly independent peak; its topographic prominence is only 319 m (1,047 ft). Hence, it is not ranked in the list of highest mountains.

The summit of Nuptse is extremely dangerous due to loose snow with a lot of hollows, and there are also weakly attached cornices of snow. This provides a barrier to climbing, yet is not sturdy enough for safe climbing. If you’d like to read more about Nuptse and the surrounding mountain peaks, visit:

The maximum length is about 6″ capped, depending on the number and layout of the cap bands. The uncapped length is about 5 3/16″. The cap diameter is .59″ (15 mm). The barrel diameters are .55″ at the front behind the threads and .47″ at the blind cap band.

Since the Nuptse is already loaded with accent bands, it doesn’t need any hardware upgrades. But you can order it in different band configurations or alternate inking systems.

Cap bands: The Nuptse can be ordered with the bands in multiple configurations. Finishes are 24k gold and rhodium.

Inking systems: The standard inking system is a C/C (cartridge/converter), but you could upgrade it with a custom inking system. To add the band at end of the barrel, I used a threaded blind cap. So the pen can be easily upgraded to a button filler. A lever filler or vacumatic system is also possible (the vacumatic requires a longer blind cap).

Nibs: The pen comes standard with a #6 steel Jowo nib. Current standard finishes are polished steel (PS) and all-gold steel (AGS). Other finishes are available periodically, so if you prefer something different, please inquire. Current tip sizes are: x-fine, fine, medium, broad, and 1.1 & 1.5 italics. 14 & 18K gold nibs are also available as a special order.

  • Nuptse Fountain Pen in Mineral Sea Acrylic
    Nuptse Fountain Pen in Mineral Sea Acrylic

Miscellaneous items:
I also offer a variety of hand-made pen-related items. Pen Props, pen cap Buttons, Pen and Ink Trays, Cufflinks, and Button Covers. Use a Pen Props to display a pen or temporarily raise the nib. Order in a pen-matching material or a wooden style in a variety of finishes. Cap Buttons are small pieces of cap jewelry you can add to a clipless pen to keep it from rolling. Use a Pen & Ink Trays to display your favorite pen and ink. Trays are available in several styles and in your choice of natural wood. Cufflinks and Button Covers are timeless favorites that dress up a shirt. Order them in pen-matching material.

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