New Model – A Short Idyll

Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - MediumRecently 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:

Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - Medium

Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - Medium Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - Medium

 

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. 🙂

2 thoughts on “New Model – A Short Idyll

  1. That is gorgeous. I love the koi on the barrel–I think the customer had a good design eye. Good thing he has such a talented pen turner/artist.

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