It’s no surprise that artisan manufacturers fawn over cocobolo. After all, the cocobolo tree is rare outside of private fincas and protected reserves in its native Central America. It’s also super-durable and has a reputation for darkening over time. Add to that its floral aroma, and it’s no wonder this reddish-brown hardwood commands attention. From pool cues to musical instruments (Stanley Clarke and John Mayer are fans, as was Jerry Garcia), this exotic hardwood lends rich color and texture to everything it touches. Here, it plays the starring role in Lanier’s Classic fountain pen.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of color on the box elder inlay: Black, Blue, Green, Purple, Red, or Yellow. All fountain pens come with a Medium nib, but at checkout you can change your nib size to a fully gold-plated Fine or Broad for an additional $20. You can also add a converter (+ $5) and a matching rollerball pen (+ $85). The first 10 pens will ship out about 2 weeks after the drop ends, the next 10 will ship out a week after that, and so on.
Appointed with 24-karat gold trim, the Classic features a hand-turned cocobolo barrel from Lanier's private reserve that's been aged 4 years, accented with box elder and finished with a permanent gloss. The threaded cap screws onto both ends of the pen—adding a welcomed weight to the pen when posted—and it’s fitted with a 24-karat gold pocket clip. The German-made Medium nib features a two-tone, gold-plated stainless steel design, and the pen is compatible with Schmidt converters and standard cartridges.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Nov 20, 2015 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.