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How to build a custom steampunk fountain pen

With thanks to Vasilev Eftim who sent us this link to the processes he used to create this outstanding pen he’s just made. You’ll need your Google translator if you don’t happen to speak Russian, but it’s most definitely well worth a look.

http://steampunker.ru/blog/our_workshop/15287.html

Custom steampunk fountain pen by Vasilef Eftim

Custom steampunk fountain pen by Vasilef Eftim

Ebonite now available from Beaufort Ink

The chances are that you’ve never used ebonite for pen making. Up until now it’s been incredibly hard to find in the UK, but that has just changed.

Ebonite is used by the prestige classic pen manufacturers – Montblanc, Parker, Cross, Pelikan, Waterman, Montegrappa,  Choppard, you name them – they all use ebonite for their top marques, which in some cases sell for hundreds of pounds.

So we’ve sourced it and it’s available on our website right now. It’s one of the materials of choice for kitless pens, and it’s ideal for pen kits too.

www.beaufortink.co.uk/ebonite.html

Beaufort ink has ebonite available in 8 different colour ways including plain black

Beaufort ink has ebonite available in 8 different colour ways including plain black