We pride ourselves on improving and adapting our products to ensure they are functioning as they should. The INK was our first foray into making a fountain pen way back in 2013. We first made major changes to the pen in 2015 to incorporate the use of a new grip section. This time we’re making minor changes to the design and engineering of the pen. First, we’ve added our new Sta-Fast cap system that utilizes an internal cap o-ring to keep the cap from coming unscrewed when the pen is pocket carried. Next, we’ve shortened the physical grip length by just over 2mm, and we’re now using the same grip for both the fountain pen and rollerball. We’ve fashioned a rollerball tip insert that takes the place of the nib when the INK V2 is purchased as a rollerball pen. Lastly, we’ve reduced the number of threads on the body. We’ve flattened the top of the threads to make them more comfortable to grip for those that prefer a high grip. Then we machined a flat in front of those threads. This flat serves as the “stop” for the o-ring to seat against when the pen is capped, and as a grip extension when the pen is uncapped. Thus the combined grip-able surface only ends up being ~1mm shorter than the previous version of the INK.
The INK V2 is a full-sized, machined fountain pen that comes in aluminum, brass, and copper. The grip sections are available in several finish and material options so you can customize your pen even more. The thread-on cap uses triple-start threads to securely attach itself to the pen and to allow the removal of the cap with only 1.5 revolutions. The new Sta-Fast cap features and internal silicone o-ring near the threads that seats on a machined flat just past the grip section, and provides a secure, tight fit that keeps the cap from coming unscrewed when pocket carried. The Ink V2 Rollerball comes with a Pilot G2 (made in Japan) ink cartridge installed and also includes the ability to work with Parker ballpoint refills as well. Each pen is designed and machined, by us, here in the USA.
|Pilot G2 / 110mm Rollerball
|Aluminum: 44.7g / 1.58 oz
|Schmidt EasyFlow 9000
|Brass: 116.8g / 4.12 oz
|Schmidt 5888 Ceramic Rollerball
|Copper: 121.9g / 4.3 oz
|Schmidt 6040 Fineliner (can dry out more quickly)
|Schmidt P8126 Capless
|Schmidt Megaline 950M Pressurized Ballpoint