A new compact Brass and Ironbark version of the Blackstone Clipless fountain pen, 17mm shorter in length then the original Clipless and even more sleek and streamlined with the cap and barrel the same diameter. The cap is solid brass and the barrel is ancient Ironbark reinforced with an inner brass tube and a solid brass end cap.
Blackstone have taken the fountain pen back to it's minimalist form with the pen made from just one material yet retaining it's primary intended function - to write with - and a pocket clip is not needed for that. There are some advantages to a clipless pen, no clip to become tangled with other objects when carried in a briefcase, purse, folio or pocket. It's not designed for a shirt pocket but slips neatly into trouser or jeans pockets.
The Blackstone Clipless pen is a step forward and a step back as most fountain pens did not have a pocket clip until the 1920s when it became fashionable to carry them in shirt and jacket pockets.
Ironbark is the common name of a fairly diverse range of species within the genus Eucalyptus. Ironbark heartwood ranges in colour from pale brown through reddish browns to the very dark chocolate brown that we have used. The Ironbark barrel has been buffed and polished with oil and an occasional buff with any good quality mnerla oil will keep the brass and the Ironbark in perfect condition.
The Ironbark used in these pens comes from waste, scrap timber.
The Blackstone Clipless fountain pen is machined from solid brass and the barrel and cap have a wall thickness of 1mm. The threaded cap screws onto the barrel with coarse, industrial threads that will never strip or cross thread. This is a solid, heavy metal pen designed to last a lifetime and the optional German Made JoWo nibs provide the ultimate handwriting experience.
Brass is one of the most enduring materials on Earth. Brass is an incredibly durable metal and this pen won't rust, fade, crack, or break if dropped. Scratches can be polished out or the pen can be left to acquire scratches and knocks and develop a natural patina over time and it's own unique aged appearance.
The brass is left in it's natural state with no protective coatings and the appearance of the patina will be affected by how often the pen is used and how the pen is handled creating a pen that is as unique as you are.
We'll ship this pen to you polished with a protective oil coating. If you prefer to let a patina further develop you can simply do nothing and allow the oil coating to wear away or wipe it off with a cloth to hurry things along.
The Blackstone Clipless fountain pen accepts standard international ink cartridges and converters so you don't need to hunt around for that special cartridge or converter that will only fit your pen.
Blackstone pens are designed and hand made in Blackstone, Australia. Each pen is assembled by hand and individually tested.
Choose from a range of quality nibs.
Well balanced with or without cap posted.
All metal pen body made from solid brass.
Accepts standard ink cartridges and converters.
Two Year Warranty
Made in Australia
Model: Maxim BLCLCOBRIBRFP
Barrel Material: Ancient Ironbark with inner brass tube and brass end cap.
Barrel Colour: Very dark brown.
Cap Material: Pure brass. 1mm wall thickness.
Cap Colour: Natural brass.
Cap Type: Screw on
Does Cap Post: No.
Hand Grip Material: Pure brass
Trim Material: None
Barrel Diameter: 13mm
Cap Diameter: 13mm
Hand Grip Diameter: 8-9mm
Hand Grip Length: 21mm. 28mm including thread.
Length Capped: 123mm
Length Uncapped: 113mm
Total Weight: 44g
Body Weight: 24g
Cap Weight: 20g
Filling Mechanism: Includes converter. Accepts Standard International Cartridges
Nib Size: #5 (5mm)
OEM Medium: Gold plated, Two Tone Gold Plated, Stainless Steel.
JoWo: Two Tone EF, F, M
Warranty: Two Years.
Blackstone Pens are hand made made in Blackstone, Australia.
NEW - Blackstone Clipless Compact Brass Ironbark Fountain Pen
- Brand: Blackstone Australia - Pens and Ink
- Product Code: BLCLCOBRIBRFP
- Availability: In Stock