Alta (Polar Lights over Alta - Raden)

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The "Alta" (Polar lights over Alta) fountain pen is a cigar shaped, oversize, clipless ebonite fountain pen, featuring a stunningpattern of colors made of "Raden" (=mother of pearl) and red, black and clear urushi with powdergold. It is a cartridge converter pen with a Nr. 6 two tone nib. The pen has been covered in 4 layers of black base urushi lacquer (wet sanded with #1000 grid sandpaper after each application and curing). For the next step mother of peral stripes where applied and cured. The next layers where done with clear urushi, until the pen seemed to be almost black - brown in color. Once the urushi was completey cured, the pen was wet sanded until the raden became visible and the gilding showed through depending on the thickness of the lacquer. For the finishing kijo-mi urushi got applicated on the pen and wiped off with filtering paper. After curing for additional 24hrs, the pen got polished and once again, kijo-mi urushi got applicated and wiped off. After a final curing period the lacquer was burnished and polished several times to a glasslike shine. Length of the production process: 2 months.


Filling mechanism: Cartdridge / Converter (Kaweco Converter included) / Eyedropper (6ml)
Nib Sizes: German two tone Nr. 6 JoWo nib in fine, medium or broad or italic (can be exchanged with any Nr. 6 JoWo or Meisternib), gold nibs are possible too, please contact us if you would like one

  • Length: Capped - 181mm; Uncapped - 145mm
  • Diameter: 19.0mm
  • Weight: 37 gramm

Materials lacquer:

  • black, red, clear and kijo-mi urushi
  • blue paua and prism abalone mother of pearl (from Korea)
  • powdergold

Nicht auf Lager / verfügbar - kann auf Wunsch gefertigt werden - bitte um Kontakt

Not in stock - Pen can be made to order, if you are interested - please contact