The barrel and cap of this Maxim are made from Thermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE) material, a form of synthetic rubber which is gradually replacing traditional rubbers. TPEs are used to make a diverse range of products including snowmobile tracks, roofing materials, seamless flooring, weatherstripping car profiles, car suspension bushings, gaskets, seals, catheters, headphone cables and Fitbit wristbands.
TPE provides a wonderful tactile experience on a fountain pen. It feels smooth and rubbery without being slippery to the touch. It's also an incredibly tough material, scratch resistant, impact resistant and pretty much unbreakable. TPE requires zero maintenance but an auto silicone plastic polish will give it a nice sheen.
These pens are made using the most basic form of Thermoforming, a process used to make product samples and prototypes with TPE. A 1.1mm thick sheet of TPE is cut to size, heated to soften it, then wrapped around a heated brass tube and compressed to thermally bond the two materials together. The TPE encased brass tube is allowed to cool then trimmed to size.
The Maxim Collection from Blackstone Pens is a collection of medium weight, medium length traditional styled fountain pens intended for everyday use. The Maxim series includes a number of features designed to enhance and simplify the fountain pen experience. Now you can have the nib that you want when you want it. It's easy to change nibs with the Maxim's screw in nib assemblies and there is a wide range of nibs to choose from.
Maxims accept 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. To post or not to post is no longer an issue. 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.
Choose from a wide range of quality nibs.
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.
Accepts standard ink cartridges and converters.
Two Year Warranty
Made in Australia
Model: Maxim BLMATPETiFP
Barrel Material: TPE on brass
Barrel Colour: Matt Black
Cap Material: TPE on brass
Cap Colour: Matt Black
Cap Type: Screw on
Does Cap Post: Yes. Screws on.
Hand Grip Material: Titanium Plated brass
Trim Material: Titanium plated brass and steel
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
Cap Weight: 15g
Filling Mechanism: Includes converter. Accepts Standard International Cartridges
OEM Medium: Gold plated, Two Tone Gold Plated, Stainless Steel.
Blackstone Maxim Fountain Pen - Matt Black TPE with Titanium Trim
- Brand: Blackstone Australia - Pens and Ink
- Product Code: BLMATPETiFP
- Availability: In Stock