It has taken a few years, but we've finally added it to our "Standard Models" collection of pens.
The original rainbow custom pen. From our friends at Diamondcast, we present a beautiful, multi-color swirled pen they have called the oil slick. We created this model back in early 2018 and debuted at the DC Pen show. We named it Bifrost after the old Norse mythological "Rainbow Bridge" connecting the realms of the universe.
This is one of the first pens we offered our colored plated nibs on. This pen looks good with nearly every plating color we offer on our nibs. The optional plating can be selected upon checkout.
The body finial features a dragon-scale medallion and the cap finial features our logo medallion in rose gold. The cap posts securely by screwing onto the end of the body.
The pen is an absolute stunner. The resin colors make you feel like you are holding a festival in your hand. The proportions of the multiple colors are perfect and the diamond cast adds just the right amount of sparkle. I ordered mine with the dark blue anodized medium nib which compliments the pen tremendously. The pen when capped is longer than many pens but not so long that it wouldn't be easy to put in a jacket or shirt pocket. The uncapped pen is sufficiently long to be comfortably gripped while writing. The cap does post very securely with the smooth threads at the base of the pen section. The pen section is sufficiently long, with a lip just before the nib, and with enough diameter that anyone can find a comfortable grip. The medium nib writes smoothly. I chose to match it with Monte Blanc "Elvis Presley- Old Glory Blue" ink, which is a bright dark blue ink. If you want to have an "eye catching" pen this is one you should have.
Colorful, quality craftsmanship, fits nicely in hand and writes very smoothly. The cap can be posted by screwing it on which is different and I like that feature. The dragon scale finial makes it even more unique along with the Norse mythology of the bridge between the heavens and earth. Hinze color coated nibs are a nice unique option. I had to have the purple. This pen quickly became one of my favorites of all time.
I had been looking at custom pens made from Diamond Cast Oil Slick and I'm glad I ordered this one from Hinze Pens. The colors are striking and the workmanship is top-notch. I especially like the dragon scale finial. The pen is comfortable to use unposted, which is my preference, but if you like to use your pen posted the cap screws onto the back of the pen so is very secure. I chose a broad purple-plated nib and it is smooth and juicy. Very happy with my purchase!