Special Release of 75 Pens
We’ve saved the best for last. Coming down to the end of 2020, and the end of the batch of resin we purchased from Turners Workshop specifically for this year’s Vertex Special Releases. The Silver Thorn Vertex features a material unlike any we’ve used before. The raw bars resembled zebra stripes with silver-white material shot through with black lines. Upon machining the “black” turned out to be a dark brown material and the white gave way to more silver. Then we sanded and polished the pens and the true beauty of the material presented itself. The dark brown is just slightly translucent but has a wonderful rich depth. The silver resembles mother of pearl with a brilliance both in how it shines and in the waves, swirls, and textures it presents. The final product is elegant and commanding, with a soft texture in the hand and a brilliance unlike any of our previous releases. When you check out you’ll be prompted to select from the following grip section options: Dark Green, Mint, Orange, Red, Smoke, or Teal. The bright colors provide a nice pop of color, while the Dark Green and Smoke are more subdued.
The Vertex is our second release in our Signature Series which is built around using plastics and other resins as the main parts of the pen. From the beginning, we wanted to create something that looked, felt, and functioned differently than other pens on the market. The Vertex’s basic design is that of a classic eyedropper pocket fountain pen. It functions with only four parts: a cap, barrel, grip, and nib. Simply add ink to the reservoir, and you can happily write pages of notes before you need to refill. Eyedropper pens can be tricky and messy, and we wanted to eliminate some of those concerns. During the engineering phase, we implemented designs of custom fit o-rings to eliminate the need for silicone grease to seal the grip and nib areas. We wanted a smooth transition from grip to barrel, so we moved traditional breakpoint from the section back, and using a third o-ring in the cap adapted slip cap functionality for the pen. The longer grip section allows for the use of an “ink window” with transparent materials which adds a little flair to the pen. The Vertex looks and feels streamlined and aerodynamic with soft tapers, a cigar-shaped body, and a concave cap top; the Vertex is at once futuristic and reminiscent of the classic lines of Parker and Sheaffer pens. The Vertex is the latest step in our Design.History.Technology influenced Signature Series.
Comes standard with a Bock polished steel nib, with upgrades in titanium and 14k gold when in stock. The #6 nibs units are manufactured by Peter Bock in Germany. Also included with each pen is a 2 ml soft pipette and 2 black Monteverde ink cartridges. Each pen is designed and machined, by us, in the USA.