The barrel and cap of the Maxim Firebrand fountain pen are machined from a solid stainless steel bar and have a wall thickness of 1.1mm. The barrels and caps are heat treated by hand with a blowtorch at temperatures ranging from 290C- 600C then plunged into a special blend of mineral oils to set and preserve the colours. The varying temperatures caused by the constantly moving flame create random patterns with colours ranging from yellow to brown, purple and blue.

When stainless steel is heated in this way oxygen diffuses into the surface forming a thin layer of magnetite and other iron oxides. The varying colours are the result of varying thicknesses of these oxides. The thickness of the oxides varies dependent on how long the flame is held in one spot and how long the temperature is maintained.

The formation of oxides does not affect the corrosion resistant properties of the stainless steel and the oxidization layer is very wear resistant but can be removed by sanding or intensive polishing. 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. 

This is a solid, heavy metal pen designed to last a lifetime. 

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.  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. 


Easy to change and replace nibs with the Maxim's screw in nib assembly.

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

Brand: Blackstone
Barrel Material: Heat treated Stainless Steel. 1.1mm wall thickness.
Cap Material: Heat treated Stainless Steel. 1.1mm wall thickness.
Cap Type: Screw on
Does Cap Post: Yes. Screws on.
Hand Grip Material: Chrome plated Brass
Trim Material: Chrome 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: 134mm
Length with Cap Posted: 167mm
Length Uncapped: 130

Total Weight: 75g
Body Weight: 44g
Cap Weight: 31g

Filling Mechanism: Includes converter. Accepts Standard International Cartridges

Nib Size: #5 (5mm)
Nib Options: 
OEM Medium: Gold plated, Two Tone Gold Plated, Stainless Steel.
JoWo: Stainless Steel or Two Tone Gold Plated EF, F, M.
Warranty: Two Years. 

Blackstone Pens are hand made made in Blackstone, Australia.

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Blackstone Maxim - Firebrand Stainless Steel Fountain Pen with Chrome Trim

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