Somewhere in an alternate universe, with the music of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica blasting in the background, the rebels of the London Pen & Motorcycle Club gathered at their Williams on Wonderland HQ to binge on coffee and show off their new ink, like this beauty that Doc showed up with (he’s not a real Doctor, that’s just a name he picked up somewhere):
Well, that’s not exactly what happened … we did binge on coffee and heavy metal, pens that is …if a pen sticks to a magnet, it meets the test!! Bring your flighters, filigrees, overlays, signets, silver, gold (more likely gold-filled), aluminum, titanium, gunmetal, shiny or matte and all combinations and permutations thereof. Some like their pens with a patina (you might say potana) and others like them looking brand spanking shiny new. They could be factory or farm fresh – maybe have a few scratches and dents or even some brassing, we won’t hold that against them. And don’t forget your pens that are part-metal, i.e., they might have a metal cap with a resin or other body; however, metal trim-only is not enough metal, sorry.
To wit, a great collection, in a large variety of makes, models and finishes – Sheaffer Targas and a significant number of Parker:
Anyone for a Parker 75 – just pick your finish:
Some Parkers, at least one Sheaffer (a Targa, I think) and a Pilot Birdie(?):
A Waterman 452 1/2V sterling silver filigree (pierced work) overlay and a bottle of Herbin Vert Olive:
Another Parker 75, a Sheaffer Connoisseur and a Pilot Birdie:
Quite a mixed bag here from L to R – a Montblanc Meisterstuck Sterling Silver Solitaire Le Grand 146, a Dani Trio Phantas aka the “snake pen”, a Sheaffer Imperial and an older model of the Visconti Travelling Inkwell:
A close-up of the Dani Trio Phantas (snake pen) …
… and a close-up of the Sheaffer Imperial Brass engraving:
Not sure this Stipula/Chatterley Pens Carbon Future Oversized Etruria LE qualifies but it is one sweet writer with that 1.1 mm stub nib!
Remember these Cross pens – graduation presents, wedding gifts, they were ubiquitous:
Can you say vermeil? Rotring 600s, Sheaffer Targas and Imperials and a couple of Parkers:
The old hidden compartment pen … how did that bottle of ink get in the picture?
What – is this a remnant from the alternate universe, a Waterman Harley-Davidson:
A number of Parker Flighters with a couple of 75s for good measure:
We have some Sheaffers, a Lamy Studio and a blue Kaweco off to the side
A side shot (above) and head-on shot (below) of the Aurora 80th anniversary LE, a Conway Stewart “Drake” LE (this is a massive pen, made from a solid rod of sterling silver, guilloche engraved in a classic wave pattern), a Conway Stewart J. Rake Demonstrator (based on their classic Duro design), a Parker 51 Special Edition (from 2002), a Parker 51 Flighter, a Visconti Spider, a Visconti Skeleton, a Waterman Carene Deluxe, a Waterman Exception Night and Day Gold, and of course, a Waterman Edson:
What about you? We always love to hear what you think of these Heavy Metal Pens as well as about your own Heavy Metal pens. Do you have a particular favourite? Surely you have at least one?