Grifos Bog Oak Wood Fountain Pen
Grifos Bog Oak Wood Fountain Pen
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Product Description
Writing with this Grifos Nero Muse fountain pen is like holding a piece of history in your hand. The barrel is hand-turned from an ancient wood known as “bog oak,” found in the swamps of eastern Europe and carbon-dated to be up to 5,460 years old—that's roughly 1,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza! ... Read More
Fossil Wood & Sterling Silver

Writing with this Grifos Nero Muse fountain pen is like holding a piece of history in your hand. The barrel is hand-turned from an ancient wood known as “bog oak,” found in the swamps of eastern Europe and carbon-dated to be up to 5,460 years old—that's roughly 1,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza! Gleaming against the matte black of the barrel, the cap and grip section are made of sterling silver and plated in ruthenium (also called “black gold”). An intricate guilloche pattern completes the executive aesthetic.

Note: At checkout, choose a stainless steel nib (base price) or an 18-karat white gold nib (+ $150) in extra-fine, fine, medium, or broad. You'll also have the option to add a matching rollerball pen (+ $160). For evidence of carbon dating on the barrel wood, you can view the document here

Fine Italian Craftsmanship

Offering solid weight and a smooth, pleasant feel, this fountain pen has an engraved, ruthenium-plated stainless steel nib and a matching pocket clip for easy transport. The screw-on cap bears the Grifos logo, collection name, and country of origin on a thick band around its base, and posts to extend the length to 6.9 inches.

The History of Guilloche

The guilloche technique originated in the 18th century, and uses a manual diamond-cutting tool to engrave metals with intricate patterns. Over the years, the craft has been handed down from generation to generation using machines that are operated the same way they were three centuries ago. Rare among pen companies today, Grifos has an in-house guilloche machine that allows its experienced silversmiths to engrave on-site.

Optional Rollerball (+ $160)
Specs
  • Grifos
  • Barrel: Fossil wood
  • Cap, section, and accents: .925 sterling silver, ruthenium plating
  • Ruthenium-plated stainless steel nib (or 18k white gold upgrade)
  • Screw-on cap
  • Filling: International standard cartridge or pumping converter
  • Length, capped: 5.6 in (14.2 cm)
  • Length, uncapped: 4.9 in (12.4 cm)
  • Length, posted: 6.9 in (17.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1.3 oz (36 g)
  • Weight, without cap: 0.6 oz (18 g)
  • Made in Italy
Included
  • 6 black ink cartridges
  • Pumping converter
  • Gift box
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is June 27, 2019 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

Recent Activity
The washing must be done at least 2-3 time year if the pen is used or made one time before repost the pen if not used for months. What you must do is leave the whole nib section in a glass full of lukewarm water added with a spoon of alchool for a night long period then wash it under the tip and try to write. If no positive result arrive do this again for one more night. If again the pen not write again you have to disassemble the nib and the feeder (the black plastic "tongue" under the nib)  from the point section. Proceed as follow: Before  taking away the nib please look at the nib back and remember the nib position according to the black nib feeder (you may take a picture). Keep the finger grip section screw on to the pen barrel to have the best grip while changing nibs. To change a nib please use a piece of cotton cloth or a bicycle rubber ( or rubber gloves like the ones used to wash dishes) to get a perfect grip of the nib when you pull it out and push it down. 1. To take away the nib, hold it tight with the piece of rubber and pull it out moving it slightly right and left. After this leave these three parts (nib, feeder and point section) in water and alchool glass again one night and then reassemble them. 2. To reassemble the parts start from the feeder, it fits easily inside the holder turning it right or left till you find the feeder's nest, you will hear a click and feel the feeder slides inside. 3. Take the nib and lean it against the feeder to understand the future nib position. Insert the bottom of the nib between the feeder and the holder and push it down much enough to make it slide inside the holder (use a cotton cloth or rubber), continue pushing it down (without rotate them anymore) till you see and feel the nib is enough inside the holder (it doesn't slide inside more). All is done now and the pen will write again. Let me know if all will be fixed or no so we could help you again in the chance. Best regards Maurizio