"The pen that should not be"
Well, Covid-19 has decimated pen show's so far in 2020. We were in attendance at Philly this year and had planned for almost 12 shows ... so far Philly is all we have done.
St. Louis does a special INK every year, and this year was no different. We were asked, along with a a number of other makers, to do a "show" pen this year. Despite the fact the show didn't happen, everyone came together and made this tradition a reality.
Originally, we set out to make 12 pens. Due to demand, and the ability to get more ink, we've decided to do another 12 pens, bringing the total to 24. Each will be shipped with a bottle of the 2020 St. Louis pen show ink, and will include your choice of a purple or turquoise nib.
Elyce created this resin off pictures of color swatches and after having seen the final ink, this pen matches beautifully. 2 shades of purple, turquoise, and a little pink are swirled and blended to give us one of the most beautiful resins to come out of Hinze Pens.
Pen is built on the scale of our "Blues" pen we did with Papier Plume and Stylosuite. It's 5.43" capped, Body is 13.6mm in diameter, the cap is 14.9mm. It posts very deeply. This is one of the smaller pens that we make.
Pre-orders are going on now. Pens will be shipped in August (no later than 2nd week).
This pen is stunning. I'm so glad I chose the purple painted nib. This pen has the Diamond Cast sparkle with purple,silver & turquoise blended well in the swirled resin. Then, the ink is wet, smooth & shades well on Tomoe`River paper. The ink is a perfect purple. I wish I had more.
I received my pen and ink today, and I am very impressed. Everything was packaged very securely, and the pen box is very handy. The pen itself is lovely - the colours, the sparkles, the purple nib. It's a smooth writer, and I appreciate the care instructions that were included to keep it in the best possible condition. Overall, very satisfied with my purchase, and will definitely consider Hinze again in the future!
This pen exceeded expectations! The colors and swirls are mesmerizing and the build quality is spectacular. I look forward to purchasing more and possibly having a custom or two made by Jim. Can’t recommend his work enough!