Name: Gioia Partenope Black Sand ST Fountain Pen
Maker: Gioia Pens, Naples, Italy
Colour: Matt Black with Rhodium Trim
Material: Precious Resin & Rhodium Plated Trim
Nib: Gioia Engraved Steel #6 Jowo Nib: (Extra Fine to 1.5 Stub)
Filling System: Gioia Pens Ink Converter
Condition: Brand New, Boxed
Gioia Pens are Neapolitan producers of luxury hand-turned fountain pens
Gioia Partenope: Two Pens in One
The Paternope's genius is the fact it provides two pens - a fountain pen and a ballpoint- in one. Simply unscrew the grip section and the nib section can be changed for a ballpoint.
The beauty of the design is that you needn't sacrifice the beautiful appearance and gravitas afforded by a fountain pen for a plastic Bic biro! What's more you'll never get caught short filling out forms again.
The pen accepts modern Schmidt P900 ballpoint refills which are widely available in blue and black. The pen comes with instructions, but once held, interchanging the ballpoint and fountain pen fittings couldn't be simpler
Gioia Partenope: Black Sand ST (Gold Trim)
The Partenope is a marvel of Italian design and execution. The 18k gold plated cap is adorned with a view of the Gulf of Naples, and the clip is crafted from the ancient goldsmith process of lost wax casting. The cap and barrel have been turned from Italian precious resin and its tactile matt finish is accented by rhodium plated trim and the Italian Tricolore flag.
The fountain pen measures in at 140mm capped and the cap posts neatly to give a lengthy 168mm. The filling system is a threaded Gioia pens luxury ink converter, which can be filled via the blind cap at the rear of the barrel, or unscrewed from the section for ease of cleaning.
The ballpoint pen measures 121mm capped and 158mm posted and is every bit as elegant and well proportioned as the fountain pen. It features a stainless steel sleeve which keeps the refill neatly contained when not in use. A wonderful piece of Neapolitan ingenuity
The iridium-tipped #6 JoWo steel nib is available in six different sizes:
Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1 Stub and 1.5 Stub
We have a small batch of Architect grinds available, these are the standard Gioia Broad nibs which have been professionally ground to an Architect, also known as Hebrew or Arabic grind. They are an additional £45
Fountain Pen Measurements:
Length capped: 140mm
Length uncapped: 133mm
Barrel diameter: 13mm
Section Diameter: 12mm
Cap diameter: 15mm