Here’s a little number I finished up this afternoon. This was a commission I’d been working on for a couple weeks: a fountain pen in tortoise shell acetate and bronze. The prospective owner wanted to me to make him a pen with the base being this lovely tortoise shell acetate, with a bronze skeleton overlay, bronze cap, and clip that somehow tied into the overlay. The pen is about 5.5” long capped, with 1/2” diameter cap threads, which are 1mm triple lead. I used Rio Grande’s pink bronze casting grain to rough cast the parts to keep the weight down, and fine tuned/formed them over my custom made mandrels. Overall it’s a reasonably light pen (considering all the metal elements), weighing in under 50 grams. No adhesives were used in this pen, and all parts thread together. The nib is a jowo 6, and is filled via converter.