A batch or pre-finished P-2s, they will both be polished. The black however will be made in batches, the resin is a custom mix so each time we do it the density of ‘stars’ and other inclusions will differ. Each and every black pen is different.
Gnarly Daymark Dark
A gnarly shot of the Daymark Dark. Ceramic coated gloom.
Like last week’s crude rendering of the WAPHTTTB (I’m sorry but I do not have the time for such frivolities) – I offer you another, this time the steel window and a glass one with pens below.
Oh My God It’s Full Of Stars!
Here is the OMGISOS black pen. Full of super fine diamond dust (the stars). We have changed the polishing specification on this. There is a trade off with polishing and that is loss of detail in the machining. I feel that this is a most important factor. In order to retail the crisp edges there is less polishing, in simple terms it means it is less shiny which after much experimentation I personally prefer.
2001 match cut
I have realised on speaking to a new P-2 owner Mr F that I have not once mentioned its size! It is a total of 137mm long, which is quite short, deliberately so – it is a (space) travel pen after all! It also appears smaller than conventional serious ‘man’ pens because the cap is the same diameter as the barrel. At 28 grams or so (depending on material) it is quite light or as I like to say – just right. You remember the famous match-cut scene from the beginning of 2001 A Space Odyssey – the bone being thrown into the air?
Fish Guts ink is no more here is the recipe
After last week’s Pips about us no longer making Fish Guts ink I have been asked for the recipe. It is messy and you will end up with a lot of black left over but this is ok if you are making 20 bottles at a go! You will need my favourite British made Diamine ink. Mix one bottle of Twilight with one bottle of Teal and add 100ml of black.
Japanese Indigo watch straps
Strap Focus, a look at the Japanese indigo strapped to a Daymark! We still have some left. Email us and we can sort it for you.