Schofield’s New Fountain Pen

I don’t want you to be disappointed or even raise those brows even a little, so I am going to explain why the new Schofield-P2 (the new pen) is £426. This is what happens in chronological order; we commission the custom acrylic, the black version contains diamond dust to give a 3d nebulous effect (read expensive – $). These little rods are then turned to size and shape with threads added, the thread for un-capping is not ordinary because it stops precisely at 90 degrees to the logo and unscrews in two turns (£). From the lathe the two components, cap and barrel go into 5 axis CNC mill to machine the flutes, fin (roll stop) and the logo (€). Next stop is the polishers (same firm that does our polished watch cases, we are not just talking a big old dusty mop, this is specialist polishers that can keep the angles without softening all the edges (¥). The shiny cases come back to us and we fit the metal grip (black chrome plated brass (£) and the entire Bock (German made super high quality ($)) lacquered nibs. We also fit the badge to the end (a story for another time (¥). 
Now the pen case. It is not a simple leather sleeve, or a fancy and on the most part useless box but a super lightweight carbon fibre tube, marginally bigger than the pen itself ($). It is capped at one end in colour-coded Delrin and at the other in aluminium which is also badged and o-ringed (€). And because we are not Montblanc we only make 10-20 at a time which means everything listed costs even more. Finally, all of these processes are done in the UK (£££), specifically on the south coast in Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset.
Actual Pics of the pen next week. Along with the story of why it looks like it does… If you want in on the early bird list, drop us an email.