Sunday, April 27, 2014

Vintage Ball Point Repair

I have had this pen for a bit now and after finding it again the other day I thought I would try and repair it.

The section material was so brittle that there was no way to salvage it so I had no choice but to make up a new one.

I used a Bic refill in it because it has a black end cone on it.

So at the end of the day I was able to salvage a busted up but neat looking pen.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Tale Of Two Sections

I had a couple sections floating around, a Cross and a Pilot.  With a bit more vintage material I had on hand decided to make up a body to hold them both.
This material is made by wrapping it around a rod so you have to deal with working a tube material.  It is a bit hard to see but the end is a tortoise material and when it is held up to the light it is transparent.

The Cross

The Pilot

So depending on my mood I have a choice of two nibs to use.
I once again used a Here slip on cap.
I am almost through my stash of caps honest.

Vintage Weekend

It was a vintage weekend for me.
I had this material in stock for a while now and when I pulled it out the other day I thought it would make a nice click pen.
This started it's life as a desk pen in a hotel in Budapest.  I had bought it in the Grand Bisar when I was in Istanbul.  I had some old black ebonite that was from the same era so I put the two together and ended up with a nice click pen.
It takes a Parker style refill.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

51 Inspired Ebonite Pens

I got some new ebonite in last week and I was able to get the first one finished off today.
I love the style of the51 with it's slip on cap.
Once again I have used the Hero 616 as my cap.
The nib is a really nice F.