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Mint Collection Pens

Mint Collection Pens

The Mint Collection

Introducing the Mint Collection by Fisher of Pens

The Mint Collection combines the art of coin rings and coin shaping with fountain pens. Folding coin rings for use as cap bands and doming coins as finials adds a unique flavor to these custom pens.

The Mint Collection has been a concept that has been in my head for a number of years. I have always been fascinated by the artists that were making coin rings and on numerous occasions I attempted to hone my skills but could never produce a ring small enough for the need.

Proof of concept pen

Recently I was reintroduced to new tooling that now made the vision possible. Through a series of dies I am now able to create coin rings small enough to fit on one of my standard sized pens.

These will be run in batches that are configured in a particular material, nib and coin selection.

The initial batch of 5 will be numbered 1-5 and are crafted in a custom poured color mix called “Dark Side” from Carolina Pen Company. Nib option will be a black oxide Jowo #6 steel nib and the coins will be a United States quarter for the cap band and dime for the pen body finial. Pricing will vary per batch with the initial batch priced at $349 per pen.

You will also be able to purchase coin rings separately from the fountain pens. Rings will be available from numerous coins both domestic and foreign. Contact me to see if your coin of choice can be ringed.


PSA: Extracting a cracked Jowo nib from your pen

PSA: Extracting a cracked Jowo nib from your pen

Jowo nibs are threaded into the the grip section of your pen. Occasionally they get stuck due to ink drying up in the threads, humidity expanding the section or any number of reasons. When this happens and you try to remove it by force it can crack.

The first thing to try is if your nib will not unscrew, pop it in the fridge for a little bit to cool the material and see if that frees it up. If not and you did crack your housing, never fear as you can still save the pen and nib/feed.

Next up is don’t try to unscrew a cracked housing using the nib and feed. You WILL break your feed. This is not meant to have rotational stress and the spine in the feed is very narrow.¬† Just don’t do it. A cracked housing will try to expand as you unscrew it and as it expands it makes the extraction problem worse.

Instead, pull the nib and feed out of the housing and find a flat blade screwdriver that is slightly larger than the opening in the housing. Since it’s cracked anyway we’re just worried about salvaging the pen so don’t worry if you scrape up the inside of the housing. Just don’t force the issue and end up cracking the grip.

Watch the video below for what works for me.

2 Athena pens, first of 2018

2 Athena pens, first of 2018

The last 2 pens to come from my now defunct metal lathe (more on that in another post).

A matched pair of Athena pens. One in cool mint water acrylic and one in my exclusive earth elemental series material. Both sporting EF Jowo nibs from FP Nibs all tuned and ready to rock and K6 threaded converters to keep everything seated where it should be inside the pen body.

As a side note, I’ll be opening up all 4 of the elemental materials for ordering now that we’re into 2018.

 

Big 3 Collaboration for Additive Pens

Big 3 Collaboration for Additive Pens

I was approached by Jerry Tong from Additive Pens with a unique opportunity. Could I make front sections and caps that would compliment his 3D printed pens. After some back and forth a simple but attractive design was decided on.

For material I turned to one of the best in the business. Jonathon Brooks of Carolina Pen Company (aka Brooks Blanks). Jonathon has been one of my primary material providers for some time and I asked him to have at it coming up with two distinctive color combinations. One a darker understated deign and one a lighter more wild color mix. He delivered in spades.

After a bit of retooling for the new front section design it was time for some quality time at the lathe. Below are the first caps and sections that will be sent off to Additive for test fit and final tweaks before a big run for his upcoming Batch 4 orders.

Thank you to Additive Pens for the great opportunity. Check out some of his awesome pens at http://www.AdditivePens.com or Additive Pens on Facebook. You can find Jonathon Brooks at http://www.carolinapencompany.com or Carolina Pen Company on Facebook.

Additive Pens + Fisher of Pens + Carolina Pen Company = a unique powerhouse pen for your collection.


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