[SOLD] Autumn bonfire and African wild olive (II) : The Whitney model

This handmade fountain pen, which could be bought as one of a matching pair, is inspired by the colours of a fall bonfire: rich reds and golds and rustic wood.

The wild olive wood appears contorted and cracked after many decades of this tree having lived in a harsh environment, yet in this pen the wood is warm and smooth to the touch, though with tiny imperfections here and there due to it being a natural material. Each line in its grain tells a story, including survival and regrowth after fires. We knew this particular wild olive tree well as it grew outside the workshop on the farm we lived on in the Cederberg.

When it comes to the price, it is higher than for our other pens due to the time it takes and the complexity of the work involved. As the wood is not sufficiently stable on its own, Dave virtually has to make two pens: one a hidden insert to maintain the pen’s strength and the second being the outer skin of wood and resin.

Note: If you would like to buy the matching pair of pens, please send me a message so that we can arrange a specially discounted price for the set.


Nib: Bock #6. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. Polished steel and bi-color (i.e. steel & gold) are both available. (Please DM me if you need an Extra Fine.)

Refill type: Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.

Dimensions: Total length (closed): 152 mm (6″). Length (pen only, no cap): 137 mm (5.4″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 16,8 mm (0.66″). Cap thread: 14 mm (0.55″). Length of section: 29mm (1.14″).


Within South Africa, we offer a flat rate of R125 for couriering smaller items.

International shipping is via a courier or express postage with a tracking number and should take around 10 – 20 working days. Pens are securely packed and insured.

Please use the checkout to see the shipping cost for your location.