on saleConklin 125th Anniversary Nozac Classic Fountain Pen - Red/Black (Limited Edition)

Product Code CK12522

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on saleConklin 125th Anniversary Nozac Classic Fountain Pen - Red/Black (Limited Edition)

Product Code CK12522

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MSRP $1,249.00

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To celebrate 125 years of fascinating pen making, Conklin introduces a unique new limited edition fountain pen: the 125th Anniversary Nozac Classic. This extraordinary design concept developed by pen expert Dante Del Vecchio combines modern technology with exquisite materials.

Made from a solid rod of anodized avionic aluminum, both the cap and the barrel are resistant to damage and tarnish, providing a timeless elegance and durability. The cap is equipped with a magnetic twist mechanism, adding an addictive satisfaction each time it is used. The red body is complemented by black PVD-plated aluminum trim.

The crescent-shaped clip is inspired by Conklin’s timeless icon of writing instruments, the Crescent Filler. The clip is custom made using Metal Injection Molding (MIM) technology to produce the intricate details of the design. The MIM process uses a mold that is injected with metal powder and resin. It is then sintered at 2,000 degrees heat, leading to evaporation of plastic, leaving space for metal that is shaped into a specific form.

The Conklin Classic 125 adds a brand new filling technology- the FAST FILLER. Unlike all other piston-filling predecessors, the Fast Filler activates with a single turn to completely fill the pen, and does so up to five times faster than any other piston filler! The Fast Filler holds up to 1ml of ink.

Inspired by the 10-side faceted Nozac piston-filler models produced back in 1933, this pen features a newly redesigned Word Gauge. Deep laser-engraved and located at the central part of the pen, the word gauge indicates the level of the remaining ink in the barrel. It is marked with roman numerals one through seven, representing increments of 1000 words that can be written with the remaining level of ink.

Designed with the writing experience in mind, the Nozac Classic 125 is well balanced, comfortable in the hand, and smooth on paper. It is outfitted with a premium two-tone 14k solid gold JoWo nib with a special crescent-shaped breathing hole and the Conklin brand name.

Each Conklin 125th Anniversary Nozac Classic comes in a custom solid wood and leather gift box. The cover of the gift box is secured by four magnets and a perfectly fitted sleeve complements the overall look with a futuristic, eye-catching design.

The collection is limited to 125 pieces of each color. Made in Italy.

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
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Grip Material
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Nib Material
14k Gold

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
14.1mm (0.56in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15.9mm (0.63in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
23.0mm (0.91in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

131.6mm (5.18in)
Length - Cap
65.2mm (2.57in)
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)
150.1mm (5.91in)
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.

173.6mm (6.83in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

37g (1.31oz)
Weight - Cap
20g (0.71oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Favorite pen!

This pen was a bit of a stretch for me to justify in terms of $. And I ended up finding someone I could buy from 'used' for a bit less. But I want to write this review because I'm sure others struggle with the decision too. I love this pen! The material is so unique and fabulous. It feels indestructible, although I'm sure it isn't nor will I test that theory. LOVE the closure mechanism. Very solid magnet with click. It is now a 'quick draw' everyday writing pen for me. I got the Fine nib. A big question for me was whether a 14K JoWo nib could 'really be that much better.' To me, it is! I love my other million SS JoWos. They write great. And note that this one on the Nozac is NOT interchangeable with them. Darn! The actual nib/feed housing unit doesn't fit into another pen. Maybe someone more craft than I could find a way. But I'm not tempted. I love it on this pen! It writes wet. I inked it up with PR Spearmint to which I'd added just a touch of Rose Gold shimmer and it's amazing!! It is a special one-turn piston fill which probably works great. But I fill it by taking out the nib/feed housing and eyedroppering it. There is feedback on paper but no scratch. And it is just perfectly soft enough for me to know it isn't SS nib! Overall? 5 stars easy! If it cost $500, it would be a total no-brainer! but even at the actual price, it's totally worth considering. I may keep scrounging my pennies to get another. This is the only pen of my 50+ that I keep inking when it gets low . With the same color even!!! That never happens! Thumbs up! Way up!

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.