The Heirloom Model

We have called this The Heirloom Model as it is built to last. It is slightly longer than The Heritage Model, and in addition to the brass band in the middle, it also has brass rings at the end of the cap and barrel. Here it is shown in our Crackled Malachite and Wild Olive Wood material, though we could also make it in any one of our other in-house materials.

This pen feels hefty in the hand. Surprisingly, it weighs 57g (20 oz) capped or 33g (1.1 oz) uncapped which is only 4g heavier than one of our smaller pens in a resin and wood hybrid.

As can be seen from the photographs below, this model has a brass inner sleeve which provides a complete seal to protect against any ink leaking into the cap and staining the wood. This brass sleeve also provides strength, which allows us to make the pen slimmer than most hybrids, and ensures that the cap thread is particularly strong and well-suited to repeated opening and closing. The brass band has been treated with a jewellery lacquer to prevent tarnishing.

Comparison of The Heirloom Model (L) and The Heritage Model (R), together with the brass inner sleeve used inside both models.

Comparison of The Heirloom Model (L) and The Heritage Model (R), with the brass inner sleeve (uncapped)

These pens can be made to fit a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6.


Model: The Heirloom Model

Material: Crackled Malachite and African Wild Olive wood – an In-house hybrid pen blank.

Nib: Jowo #6 in polished steel or Bock #6 polished steel or bi-color (i.e. steel & gold colour). Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. (And please DM me if you need an Extra Fine or a BB.)

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

Dimensions: Total length (closed): 152 mm (6″). Length (pen only, no cap): 138 mm (5.4″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15,6 mm (0.61″). Diameter of section at narrowest point: 10,7 mm (0,42“).  Cap thread: 13 mm (0.51″). Weight (capped): 56,8 g (2 oz). Weight (pen only): 33,4 g (1.18 oz).


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.