Surf clamshell fountain pen

New material: Surf clamshell – inspired by the wedge surf clam or white mussel found buried in the sandy beaches of South Africa. The shell’s delicate colours range from the gentlest of pinks and purples to extreme pastels where the colours are barely discernible.

We have made our pens in subtle hues, accentuating the shells’ palette by adding a ring of shimmery violet at the bottom end of the barrel, two slim rings in a deep rose at the top of the barrel and two more slim rings of intense blurple at the top of the cap. The grip section is made from the same material as the pen body.

New model: Jabulani (Zulu for “rejoice”). This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,63″) narrowing to an 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section and tapering to rounded ends. Triple start thread.

New finial bearing our logo on the barrel: this is the first of our models to bear our new logo (the ‘crown’ made out of nibs) and is unusual in that the logo is on the barrel, rather than on the cap. The finial is beautifully rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s voluptuousness.



Surf clamshell (an in-house resin pour) with rings of intense violet, rose and blurple.




Available in Bock # 6 in bicolour (polished steel & gold-plated), or in polished steel. Alternatively in Jowo #6 in polished steel (with the new ink feed supplied by Jowo to replace cracked feeds). Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out.

Refill type:

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


Total length (closed): 148 mm (5.8″). Length (pen only, no cap): 136 mm (5,3″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 16 mm (0.63″). 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.