Malachite kingfisher : The Whitney model

This is the pen we posted on Fountain Pen Day on Instagram. It reminded a good friend of ours of the small Malachite kingfishers that sit on branches overlooking a nearby river. When they dart out to hover over the water their iridescent turquoise/sapphire/emerald wings shimmer in the sun and this fountain pen sparkles similarly, even indoors. The see-through window is slightly cloudy, perhaps because I added a touch of gold-coloured dust to the clear resin, not realising it would land up directly above the nib (which is sheer coincidence, but a happy one).

I’m still at the stage where I’m experimenting with casting our pen blanks and every now and then one blows me away. This one certainly did! (At this stage it’s one-of-a-kind though I can try to achieve a similar colour combination if you would like to order one. No promises about a clear window though as this is pure random luck.)


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): 140 mm (5,5″). Length (pen only, no cap): 134 mm (5.3″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15,8 mm (0.62″). Cap thread: 14 mm (0.55″). Length of section: 32mm (1.26″).


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.

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