The Decograph has been out of production since 2018 while we focused on other pens. It was always our intention to return to the Decograph, especially the resin versions. But the huge success of the Vertex meant the Decograph stayed on the back burner for longer than expected. That same Vertex success pushed us to try new things, specifically making our own resins. This was a process we’d never done before, but we worked out the proverbial kinks on the Vertex fountain pens and now the Decograph is the latest pen to feature in-house resins. Through 2023 we’ve released small batches of these pens at the Pen Shows we’ve attended, and we’re now putting several of these on the website specially for Fountain Pen Day 2023.
The 2023 Fountain Pen Day Prototype One Decograph fountain pen was poured in our shop by our former resin technician, Zoe. This was one of the final pen she poured; this particular resin was her attempt at replicating some discontinued Omas acrylate. The mix of colors features red base resin with silver and red mica, black resin has been mixed through and finally added some clear. During the process, most of the clear blended completely except a few places on some of the caps. This was a planned release for our XV Anniversary, but we were left with very few of these pens, and decided to shift this Fountain Pen Day as a Prototype release. We’re allowing some customization via the clip and finial combinations; Black, Silver, or Brass. You’ll be prompted to select your choice of steel or titanium nibs, and the pen will ship with a Schmidt K5 converter and two black Monteverde cartridges. These will ship in standard recyclable boxes, OR you can elect to upgrade to one of the remaining original Decograph Tubes which will be the final time these are available with a pen.