Petite Silk : unique fountain pen

This petite silk pen is a flurry of turquoise, lavender and purple gossamer caught in a miniature whirlwind. Uncapping the pen reveals the section which is a rich violet (and not as dark as it looks in the photos), perfectly offset by the polished steel of the nib. (The grip section has not yet been threaded so it can be made to fit either a Bock or a Jowo nib.)

As far as we know, we are the only pen makers incorporating silk into our fountain pen blanks. Each blank is individually crafted, the silk is hand-painted and with the random patterns created by the fibres, no two pens are ever identical.

We came across this pen blank (along with three others from the same batch) that had been hiding away for more than a year.

Nerdy factoid: So while silk is spun by silkworms, gossamer is spun by spiders and is used by baby spiders to ride air currents in search of new homes. When Dave and I used to paraglide, we would sometimes find our lines streaming with sparkly gossamer webs … giving tiny stowaways a free ride.



Dainty Dafoe.


Our in-house pour of hand-painted silk encapsulated in resin. The silk is painted by a talented friend ours, Lorraine McDowell who is a silk artist well-known for her exquisite silk scarves.


Jowo #6 in polished steel, or Bock #6 in polished steel or bicolour (steel and gold-plate). Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. (Please DM me if you need an Extra Fine or a BB.)

Refill type:

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


Total length (closed): 132 mm (5.2″). Length (pen only, no cap): 127 mm (5″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15.1 mm (0.6″). Diameter of grip section at narrowest point: 10,1 mm (0.4 “).  Cap thread: 13 mm (0.5″).


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.