Name: Gioia Partenope Fiamma Fountain Pen
Maker: Gioia Pens, Naples, Italy Colour: Flame Red with Gold Trim Material: Precious Resin & Gold 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: Fiamma (Flame)
The Fiamma or “Flame” model was inspired by the Lampadedromìa Neapolitana (“Torch Relay Half Marathon of Naples”), the oldest sporting event in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius (5th BC). It features a Red/Yellow/Black marbled resin body and cap, a knob and grip section in black, and a yellow gold trim, clip and finial. The beautiful Gulf of Naples, complete with Mount Vesuvius, is engraved on cap, and the crown is created via a 3D process.
Just like all the other Partenope models, it houses a double ink filling system (standard cartridge/converter), and the “rollerball” replacement grip is compatible with standard ballpoint refills
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
Fountain Pen Measurements:
Length capped: 140mm
Length uncapped: 133mm
Barrel diameter: 13mm
Section Diameter: 12mm
Cap diameter: 15mm