The Nahvalur Key West fountain pen brings the "beach vibes" wherever you are. The shimmering, radiant translucent resin barrel sparkles like the spray of ocean waves. The tapered, classic cigar-shaped profile has a balanced, comfortable feel in hand. A tension-fixed clip and Greek key-fret style cap band complete the elegant design.
The Key West is Nahvalur's first cartridge/converter mechanism fountain pen. The pen includes a converter to start and is compatible with international ink cartridges or converters. The #6 size stainless steel nib is manufactured in-house by Nahvalur.
Each pen is packaged in a Nahvalur-branded, reusable leather pen pouch and gift boxed with a 1-year warranty.
Nahvalur Key West "Islamorada" Gold Fountain Pen Specifications:
- Edition: 2021 Standard Edition
- Pen Material: Translucent, sparkling resin
- Trims and Clip: Gold-plated
- Nib: Gold plate No. 6 stainless steel, manufactured in-house by Nahvalur
- Filling System: Cartridge/Converter (International Compatible, Lamy LZ28 compatible, converter included)
- Pen length, closed: 5.62 in. / 143mm
- Pen length, open (cap off): 4.96 in. / 126mm
- Pen length, open (cap posted): 6.53 in. / 166mm
- Pen Diameter, barrel: 0.49 in. / 12.5 mm
- Pen diameter, grip section: 0.35 in. - 0.43 in. / 9mm - 10.5mm
- Pen weight (without ink): 0.9 oz. / 25.5g
- Gift boxed with reusable leather pen pouch, and 1-year warranty.
Stunningly good looking pen. Nicely balanced for average sized hand. Has iridescent gold, red, green and occasional blue sparkles in the resin. The gold color point and gold accents on it make for a very nice looking pen.
The pen writes well, but there is a very slight occasional drag when writing on the page. I think this might be a combination of the ink and nib size I was using. I have only had the pen a short time and so far only used J Herbin Amber ink in it which is a golden color that almost matches the pen color. The nib is a fine point (I have a medium point one on order at the moment). I find that most pens write much better in laying out an ink stream when a medium point is used, and that might be the case here; but it's hard to judge when I have only tested with the one ink.
The cap posts ok on the barrel end, but it is somewhat "loosey" and you need to push it on a little more than you might expect to keep it solidly attached. I favor pens where you can post a cap. I got rid of all my pens that could not post a cap properly, but that is a matter of choice.
The pen is extremely reasonably priced and I don't think you can go wrong in ordering it. I'm very happy with the purchase. I bought the "Key Largo Blue" version of this pen as well. It doesn't have a lot of different shimmering color sparkles, but in all other respects is similar to the Islamorada gold.