Unique fountain pen : Emerald Green & African Wild Olive

This fountain pen is from the same batch as the Crackled Malachite and African Wild olive wood pens that were two of the first kitless fountain pens we made. The deep rich wood has a lovely ‘figure’ – with the grain swirling and kinking – from years of growing in a tough environment, and a distinctive chatoyance that comes only from olive wood. The green resin used for the section and finials is an in-house pour that resembles emerald in the rough.

The olive wood has been harvested from a dead tree (i.e. no live trees were harmed in the making of this pen!); dried, stabilised in “Cactus Juice”, baked, set in resin, placed in a pressure pot for 48 hours to ensure there are no air bubbles in the resin, baked again and then turned on a lathe. Twice. In other words, the outer layer of wood has been turned, as well as a virtually invisible inner sleeve which is strong enough to take the thread (the wood on its own cannot do that). Finally the pen has been polished to a high gloss and tested to make sure it feels right.

This is quite a long pen that feels sturdy in the hand, with a section that is 11,4 mm at its narrowest. As you can see, it deserves a very special ink.


Nib: Bock #6. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. Polished steel and bi-color (i.e. steel & gold) should both be available, though we are running short of some nibs and need to re-order. (Please DM me if you need an Extra Fine.)

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

Dimensions: Total length (closed): 155 mm (6″). Length (pen only, no cap): 145 mm (5.7″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 17 mm (0.68″). Width of section at narrowest point: 11,4 mm (0,45″). Section length: 29mm (1,15″). Cap thread: 14 mm (0.55″).


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.