Scintilla handcrafted fountain pen

Scintilla, according to is a spark or glittering speck and is associated with the Latin scintillare “to sparkle, glitter, gleam, or flash”, and is in turn is the origin of the modern word scintillate. (I just love going down definition rabbit holes.) So while we are down here, to scintillate means to emit brief sparks or flashes, but can also refer to sparkling intellectually; to being brilliant and witty. This pretty much sums up the people we have met in the fountain pen community, so the new Scintilla pen fits right in.

The colours graduate from crimson to midnight purple to emerald and the grip section is in a sea-glass green with turquoise shimmers that can be seen when the light catches it at certain angles.

We have made this one pen and have four more blanks available. These can be ordered in the same model, or a different shape should you so desire. Please message us if you would like a custom pen.

Specifications of this pen:

Material: Scintilla

Model: Dafoe

Nib: Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel, or in Bock # 6 in polished steel or rose gold-plated. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out.

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

Dimensions: Total length (closed): 146 mm (5.7″). Length (pen only, no cap): 136 mm (5,3″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15.5 mm (0.6″). Width of section at narrowest point: 10.5 mm (0,4″). Section length: 25 mm (1″). 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.