I realized I didn’t have any of the Greek mythological dragons in my lineup besides the Hydra. While testing out a new blank for another blank maker recently I finally made whole a pen that has been in my head for a little while and the Python was born.
In Greek mythology, Python is often represented as a serpent or dragon living at the center of the earth. Python became the enemy of the later Olympian deity Apollo, who slew it and took over Python’s former home and oracle. These were the most famous and revered in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.
The Python is very similar in proportion and size to the popular Atlas model. Where the Atlas has gentle curves and rounded finials, the Python is more hard angled tapers and flatter/cone shaped finials. This makes the Python slightly shorter but the same diameter as the Atlas. This pen lends itself easily to clip, roll stop or naked and is generally postable.
The sample here is shown with an optional front section trim ring and a stainless steel dragon roll stop.