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Homerton in Maritime Fordite

Regular price £275.00

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A truly unique one of a kind writing instrument

This Homerton fountain pen is made from Fordite, Pastel pearl Ernoid for the linings, threads and section. It also features Sterling silver accent rings.

Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor City agate, is a lapidarist term for polished pieces of finely-layered paint masses trom automobile factories. The masses consist of automotive paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the buildup of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were painted with acrylic lacquer, which have been baked numerous times.

This particular Fordite is from a naval shipyard and is called Maritime Fordite.

extremely hard and difficult material to work with, but the results are amazing

This pen is one of a kind, completely hand turned, including the grip / nib section.

This pen is fitted with a Polished steel Medium Bock nib. 

I can also supply the nibs in the following sizes, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and Extra Broad

The refilling system is a Schmidt K5 premium ink convertor, but can also utilise a standard international cartridge.

The Homerton Specifics

Weight 17g,

Capped Length 148mm

Nib to Finial Length 139mm

Cap Diameter 15.5mm tapering to 14.4mm

Body Diameter 14.5mm tapering to 12.5mm

Pinch point 10.5mm