Scintilla II handcrafted fountain pen

The original Scintilla material was magnificent under bright light, but a little subdued on darker days. And Di doesn’t do dowdy. So she made a new batch of Scintilla and this is far from dull. More Gaudi than gaudy, it is a mixture of crimson, midnight purple, emerald, sea-glass green and turquoise.

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.

Specifications of this pen:

Material: Scintilla

Model: Whitney

Nib: Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel, or in Bock # 6 in bicolour (polished steel & gold-plated) 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.