GW Beta in Blue Skies Fountain Pen
The GW Beta collection is the second pen in the series of custom fountain pens handcrafted in my Pitman, NJ pen studio. Besides a different aesthetic from the Alpha, the Beta also sports a nickel plated teardrop clip.
Both ends are capped with solid black acrylic along with a thinner black acrylic centerband to help visually ground the pen. Straddling the lower section is the feed housing peeking out on one side with the black O-ring on the other, further playing on the design theme. The O-ring helps create a watertight seal for this eye drop filler pen, though it can also accept cartridges or a converter. If you use the pen as an eye drop filler be sure to use a small dab of silicone grease on the lower section threads (available at most hardware stores). I don't think you absolutely need it, but it's better to be safe than to get a pocket full of ink.
The pen measures 5 3/4" capped, just over 7" when posted with a body length of just over 5". With a converter installed the pen weighs in at just 0.7oz. I currently have 1 in stock fitted with a F rhodium plated 18k gold JoWo #6 nib ready to ship. Different nibs are available but may need to be special ordered, please contact me if interested.
If shipped to a NJ address 7% sales tax will be added. Free shipping in the US with reduced international shipping.