The Dafoe Model in Silk : Doodles
This is the third of our new model, The Dafoe Model, and our new series: Silk. Here the handpainted silk colours range from a thread or two of green to a turquoise, an azure, lots of dark navy through to the colour of freshly dyed denim. As with doodles, trying to follow each thread is akin to meditation … and offers an excuse for staring at the pen for hours. (If an excuse is needed!).
Uncapping the pen brings a vibrant surprise: the section that holds the nib is even more colourful and convoluted, with whorls of lilac, purple and lavender.
This pen has been made with a section for a Bock #6 nib. If you desperately want a Jowo section, we could find a suitable material (though the material in this photograph is a once-off.) 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. She is a respected psychologist in her own right with a PhD, and is now also an activist raising awareness about ME/CFS. She is 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.