The Dafoe Model in Silk : Clouds at Dawn
This is the second of our new model, The Dafoe Model, and our new series: Silk. A mixture of pale pink and baby blues with curls of deep magenta. The Dafoe Model is exceptionally comfortable to write with and fits in my hand as if they were made for one another. Uncapped, the shape of the pen is curvaceous, forming one continuous line from the widest point of the barrel to the end of the section.
Capped, the pen tapers in both directions, with flat ends and a gently nipped waist where the cap meets the barrel.
Each pen is unique as they are made from handpainted silk ribbons which have been set in a random pattern in resin, with the colour of the resin specifically mixed by us to complement the silk in that particular pen.
As to why we have called this The Dafoe Model, it is named after one of the bravest and strongest heroines in the world today, Janet Dafoe. She is the mother of Whitney Dafoe, (we named our first model The Whitney), and is often out of the limelight, yet a devoted mom who, together with her husband Ron keeps their son alive, a respected psychologist with a PhD, and an activist raising awareness about ME/CFS. She is also seen as the mother of the ME/CFS community and is always offering support and encouragement to people with this disease. Here is a link to a well-written article about the family’s journey.
Nib: Bock #6. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. Polished steel and bi-color (i.e. steel & gold) are both available. (Please DM me if you need an Extra Fine.)
Refill type: Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.
Dimensions: Total length (closed): 152 mm (6″). Length (pen only, no cap): 140 mm (5.5″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15.4 mm (0.6″). Length of section: 26 mm (1 “). Diameter of section at narrowest point: 10,2 mm (0,4 “). 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.