This solid brass rollerball pen is made from brass at least 100 years old, salvaged from the old Ipswich Railways Workshop. Work commenced on the Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1864 and the workshops were continually expanded right through to the 1980s until it sprawled over a 42 hectare site. The workshops were originally built to assemble locomotives and rolling stock imported from Britain but in 1865 they built an engine truck, in 1866 they built 10 wagons and in 1877 they built their first locomotive, an A10 Class. The workshops built 218 steam locomotives between 1877 and 1952.

The brass that we use varies dramatically in appearance and every time we make a new batch that is markedly different, we will make a new listing and take new photographs. We usually make these pens in batches of ten and try to match the brass as closely as possible but each pen will be slightly different in appearance.

The workshops were closed in 1995 and reopened in 2002 as the Workshops Railway Museum under the auspices of the Queensland Museum.
The barrel and cap of this pen have a wall thickness of 1.1mm.  This is a solid, heavy metal pen designed to last a lifetime.

The brass is left in it's natural state with no protective coatings. The appearance of the patina will be affected by how often the pen is used and how the pen is handled. Skin oils from your fingers also affect the patina creating a pen that is as unique as you are.
We'll ship this pen with a protective oil coating and you can maintain it's appearance by regularly polishing it with a good quality mineral oil or 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 Heavy Metal series from Blackstone's Maxim Collection is a collection of metal pens with barrels and caps machined from solid metal bars with wall thicknesses of 1.1mm.  

Maxims accept readily available, quality Schmidt 888 refills so you don't need to hunt around for that special refill that will only fit your pen. 

The Maxim barrel is specially threaded to allow the cap to screw on and post securely without damaging the barrel or the cap.

Maxim pens are designed and hand made in Blackstone, Australia. Each pen is assembled by hand and individually tested.

Accepts Schmidt 888 refills.
Well balanced with or without cap posted.
All metal pen chassis made from steel and brass.
Threaded barrel for the cap to post securely without damaging cap or barrel.
Two Year Warranty
Made in Australia

Brand: Blackstone
Model: Maxim BLMA100DABRRB
Barrel Material: 100 year old brass. 1.1mm wall thickness.
Barrel Colour:  Antique brass.
Cap Material: 100 year old brass. 1.1mm wall thickness.
Cap Colour: Antique brass.
Cap Type: Screw on
Does Cap Post: Yes. Screws on.
Hand Grip Material: Brass
Trim Material: copper plated steel and brass.
Barrel Diameter: 12mm
Cap Diameter: 14mm
Hand Grip Diameter: 9mm to 8mm
Hand Grip Length: 23mm. 29mm including thread.
Length Capped: 130mm
Length with Cap Posted: 155mm
Length Uncapped: 122
Total Weight: 69g
Body Weight: 39g
Cap Weight: 30g
Warranty: Two Years. 

About the refill:

The Schmidt 888 rollerball refill is a Standard European Rollerball Refill made in Germany by Schmidt Technology. The Schmidt 888 refill is used by many quality pen brands including:  ACME, Ancora, Aurora, Bexley, Bossert & Erhard, Caran d'Ache, Cartier, Colibri, Conklin, Conway Stewart, Curtis, Dani Trio, Delta, Ducati, Faber-Castell, Krone, Laban, Lalex, Lepine, Libelle, Mabie Todd, Marlen, Michel Perchin, Montegrappa, Monteverde, Nettuno, On line Pens, Omas, Porsche Design, Recife, Retro51, Romet, Rotring, Sensa, Signum, Stipula, Taccia, Think, Visconti, Waterford, Yard-O-Led and many more. 

The Schmidt 888 refill utilizes a ceramic ball and quality German liquid ink to produce a very smooth writing experience. With its advanced liquid ink technology, this refill is suitable for use in applications with significant cap-off time (e.g., capless rollerballs), and will not dry out for a full year, yet the ink will dry on the page almost immediately.

Blackstone Pens are hand made made in Blackstone, Australia.


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Blackstone Maxim - 100 Year Old Dark Brass Rollerball Pen

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