For a while now, customers have been asking for a “slim” version of the original Modern clip, which is a wide clip that’s really suited for very large pens. Now a Slim version is available, featuring the same clean, strong lines. Below are pictures of both clips side by side.
Modern Clip, Wide & Slim sizes
Modern Clip, Wide & Slim sizes, shown in Sterling Silver
The Wide model is 6.6mm wide, while the new Slim model is around 5.2mm wide. Pricing on the Slim Modern clip will be $18 for bronze or brass, and $20 for silver. Like all my other custom clips, this original design is hand cast using the lost wax method by Mike Redburn of Silver Pen Parts.
Check out the Clips page to see all the Scriptorium Pens clip offerings.
Recently a customer asked for an Idyll made with one of Jeff Powell’s unique Rotacrylic pen blanks. The special process Jeff uses to create his blanks, including CNC work and double casting, means that the blanks are much shorter than normal pen blanks, so any kitless pen made from them will be shorter than usual. An additional twist was added by the customer in that he wanted the inlaid design to be on the barrel, instead of the usual place on the cap, so that he could see the design while writing. That meant the section and nib had to line up perfectly with the barrel. Finally, the section had to be made longer to allow a standard converter to fit down inside it since the barrel itself would not be long enough to accommodate a converter. The result of all this? A Short Idyll.
Below are some photos of the first Short Idyll created, along with measurements. This one is a Medium size, & features Jeff Powell’s graceful Dragon Koi design on the barrel:
Closed = 137mm
Uncapped = 124mm (measurement includes nib, section, & barrel)
Barrel = 78mm (barrel only)
Grip = 22.5mm long, 11.6mm at narrowest part of grip
Cap = 65mm
Outer Diameter = 16mm
Overall, the Short Idyll is just a little bit shorter than a Pelikan M800 or a Lamy Al-Star:
- Short Idyll, closed: 137mm long
Pelikan M800, closed: 141mm long
Lamy Al-Star, closed: 139.5
- Short Idyll, uncapped: 124mm long
Pelikan M800, uncapped: 127.5mm long
Lamy Al-Star, uncapped: 130mm long
I’ve got a few more new model designs to add to the lineup, including a pocket pen.
Stay tuned for more info. 🙂