Cosmic Dip Pen
These are handmade glass dip pens in a series so the color, pattern, and size will vary. I try to keep the colors as close to the picture as possible. The glass nib has eight channels for the ink to fill, so you are able to write for quite a long time before needing to dip it again. (Just to be clear the price is for a single pen)
I have decided to go with a more contemporary design. The main reason is that I have always liked the feel of the Mont Blanc style of pen and decided to try it in glass. After the first one that I made, I realized that not only was the shape comfortable to hold, but was also a pleasure to write or draw with. And that is due to the extra weight. So you don't need to press down on the paper at all.
We have three different nibs to choose from:
The straight nib, which will write at all angles including vertical and can be asked for fine, medium and bold for the nib.
The artist nib, the line thickness will change from 1mm to .1 mm depending on how you doin the pen. It's great for filling in large areas to fine details.
The Italic nib, perfect for calligraphy. The ink will flow at all angles. Which makes it perfect for traditional Japanese calligraphy. I can make the nib 1.5mm to 5mm, each is handmade, so if you want a size other than 2.5mm, please ask.
Here is some information about the pen. It is made with borosilicate glass and fumed with 24kt gold and 99.99 fine silver. The grip is made with silver filings rolled on to black glass and spot fumed with gold. Since the color on the back of the pen is translucent, the color will change depending on the background. Blues, greens, oranges on dark background and yellows, pinks and purples on a light background.
Dimensions: 14-14.5cm long 14mm diameter
These pens are made when they are ordered, so please let us know what size nib you would like, fine, medium, and bold are not specific. Please let me know how thick of a line you want in mm. If not expect the pen to have the size below.
Straight Nib: approx 0.6-0.3mm line
Artist Nib: 1mm - .1mm line
Italic Nib: 2.5mm - 3mm wide
PLEASE leave me a note if you want a different size nib and the size in mm.
Breakages: If you break the nib of the pen in anyway for any reason please feel free to send it back to me to be repaired for no charge. You only need to pay for the shipping cost. And yes this is anytime you break the nib. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THE NIB. If you need to have to rest of the pen repaired please contact me and we can work out the cost of a repair.
All glass work in my shop is designed and made by Lucas Mahoney at Hanabi Glass Studio in Yokohama, Japan.