The Wilderness Collection : Heritage Model

This Collection of fountain pens embodies qualities that the wilderness holds for us: raw, rugged, wild, often breathtakingly beautiful.

We are very fortunate to live in Africa and to have experienced many different aspects of African wilderness – Di as a teenager being in an accident while out on a night drive with a game ranger (don’t ask …!), and walking back to camp through an area where a herd of elephants had been a short while before; swimming in rock pools; watching pairs of black eagles dancing an airborne ballet.

We did also once go for a walk in a nature reserve (which was permitted) but got lost and had to spend the night sleeping on the ground, knowing there might be a rhino around. In the morning, we found the road very close by and when we pressed the remote, we heard our car go beep. (blush).

Back to the Wilderness Collection: Dave has created a very special design, which we’ve called The Heritage Model, for this this gnarled, old, yet almost fragile wild olive wood. He has used brass to create a very thin inner sleeve. This provides additional strength, which allows the pen to be made much thinner than most hybrid pens, and also seals the inside of the pen against ink leakage that might mark the wood. This elegant design also allowed him to create the cap thread out of brass, which is much more hard-wearing than resin and can handle repeated day-to-day use. The brass band has been treated with a jewellery lacquer to prevent tarnishing. Weighing in at 47g capped, 27g without cap, the pen feels substantial.

Dave also prepared the stabilised wild olive wood and Di made the resin blanks. These pens can be made to fit a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6.


Collection: The Wilderness Collection

Model: The Heritage Model

Material: In-house hybrid made of resin and African Olive Wood in three colour combinations:

  • African Wildfire in shades of red, black and gold.
  • African Ocean in blues, white and copper-red
  • African Foliage in dappled greens and sunset gold.

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): 141 mm (5.6″). Length (pen only, no cap): 130 mm (5.1″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15 mm (0.59″). Diameter of section at narrowest point: 10,6 mm (0,42 “).  Cap thread: 13 mm (0.51″).


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.