Conklin is proud to introduce the Empire, a fountain pen with vintage appeal and elegance mixed with a modern bold style. The fluted cap and body design feature a translucent orange acrylic resin, and it opens/closes with Conklin's new twist magnet lock system. It comes with a silver #6 steel nib, and it fills via standard cartridge or converter (included).
For over 120 years, Conklin has been applying methods new and old to each production of our luxury writing instruments, creating captivating collectibles loved by beginners and enthusiasts alike. Drawing inspiration from Conklin’s original models and the rich heritage of the brand, Conklin is proud to introduce this new collection to the lineup.
Empire, meaning absolute sway, was the inspiration behind this daring new design. Torpedo shaped with tapered ends, each Empire is made from quality acrylic resins and is engineered to perfection, creating its distinctive and unforgettable fluted cap and body design. A timeless new model, the Empire not only gives each writing instrument a unique shape but an ergonomic and sculpted feel, perfect for daily writing. Paired with engraved silver accents, the clip displays the legendary Conklin trademarked name which is painstakingly hand painted in blue lacquer, while the cap band is painted red.
We are excited to exclusively offer this pen with a German-made nib from Bock. For over 75 years Bock has been manufacturing parts for fine writing instruments and we’re confident that you’ll love how these nibs enhance your writing experience!
This exclusive offering only applies to the Extra-Fine, Fine, and Medium nibs, and does not apply to the Omniflex nibs. Please note that the Bock nibs do not have an imprint to note the nib size.
- 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 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).
- Magnetic cap
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Standard international long cartridges, Standard international short cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, 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
- 13.9mm (0.55 in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 16.4mm (0.65 in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 17.0mm (0.67 in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 9.9mm (0.39 in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 128.7mm (5.07 in)
- Length - Cap
- 68.6mm (2.70 in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 22.9mm (0.90 in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 142.8mm (5.62 in)
- 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.
- 174.3mm (6.86 in)
- Weight - Body
- 19.0g (0.67 oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 13.0g (0.46 oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 32.0g (1.13 oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.