Advanced for its time and featuring a reliable method for filling ink, the Conklin Crescent Filler® attracted attention from many prominent figures of its time. In 1903, renowned American author and humorist, Mark Twain, became the official spokesman for the Conklin® brand. In celebration of Conklin's innovative design and Twain's passion for the fountain pen, the Mark Twain Crescent Filler® is now available in a new and electrifying shade, Vintage Blue.
Handmade in Florence, Italy, each Crescent Filler utilizes Conklin’s groundbreaking original design, one that still works as effortlessly as it did a century ago. Crafted from bars of solid, vibrant blue resin dapped with black flecks within and paired with polished silver accents, Vintage Blue is a beauty to behold and is tastefully engraved with Mark Twain’s signature along the band. Each pen still maintains the original Conklin® spring loaded rocker clip that was patented in 1916, the perfect addition to any pocket, jacket, or coat.
This fountain pen is offered with your choice of a reliable, smooth-writing German made JoWo #6 silver steel nib in extra-fine, fine, medium, broad, or 1.1mm stub, or the Omniflex flexible silver steel nib for variation in line width. With six nib options, you are sure to find a selection to fit your handwriting style. Each pen is housed in a luxury gift box lined with rich satin.
- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Crescent Filler
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1mm Stub, Flex
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 19.8mm (0.78in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 14.6mm (0.57in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 18.8mm (0.74in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 9.8mm (0.39in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 128.5mm (5.06in)
- Length - Cap
- 66.1mm (2.60in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23.0mm (0.91in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 141.0mm (5.55in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 164.8mm (6.49in)
- Weight - Body
- 18.0g (0.63oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 11.0g (0.39oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 29.0g (1.02oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.