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Product Code CK73232

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Product Code CK73232

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$116.00

MSRP $145.00

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Renowned as the "Father of Western Medicine," Hippocrates, was born in 460 BCE in Kos, Greece, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to shape contemporary healthcare practices to this day. The Conklin Hippocrates family of writing instruments make the perfect gift for anyone just entering the profession, or as an elegant, everyday tool for even a seasoned practitioner.

The collection features a European-grade, hand-crafted smooth resin. The glossy black body is adorned with 18KT gilded rose gold elements representing iconic medical symbols, including the stethoscope, Bowl of Hygeia, DNA string, Heartbeat sign, Caduceus, and the Star of Life. The top of the cap boasts an 18KT gilded rose gold coin depicting Hippocrates, while the clip showcases the renowned rod of Asclepius in 18KT gilded rose gold.

The fountain pen boasts a premium rose gold-plated stainless steel nib, made in Germany by JoWo, the preeminent nib manufacturer in the world. The pen can easily be filled via standard international ink cartridges or high quality threaded piston converter (Included).

Click here to shop all compatible short standard international ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Conklin
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Black
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

1.25
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).

Screw-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 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
Resin
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Rose Gold
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Rose Gold
Diameter - Body
13.7mm (0.54in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15.7mm (0.62in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19.2mm (0.76in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

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

9.7mm
Length - Body

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

120.0mm (4.72in)
Length - Cap
62.6mm (2.46in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

22.6mm (0.89in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
140.1mm (5.52in)
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.

171.3mm (6.74in)
Weight - Body

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

18g (0.63oz)
Weight - Cap
17g (0.60oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
35.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

1.07ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

1.02ml

Customer Reviews

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Frank U.

Congratulations Conklin, the Conklin Hippocrates with the new Jiwo nib is the differance between night and day. This fountain fights abivebits weight catagory and is excellent value for money.

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Anonymous
Very nice!

I bought this to study about medical care, and it motivates me. I hope to continue studying together in the future.

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Mark F.
Great

As a doctor, who is now retired, I love this pen. It writes good too.

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Laura M.
Beautiful Professional Pen

This was a bit of a whim purchase, because I couldn't resist the medical theme (I'm a pharmacist!) and the Conklin brand (I'm from Toledo!). So I was thrilled when the pen exceeded my expectations! It is simply lovely with a smooth glassy black finish, nice balance and weight, and rose gold nib and trim pieces. The JoWo nib is predictably smooth. I got this one with a M nib so I could use it as a regular writer but also feel comfortable using a little shimmer. It's a bit more of a gusher than some of my other JoWo M's, which is great! And the Rose Gold coating on the nib makes it extra smooth. It comes with a bottle of Conklin Hippocrates Black Ink. I decided to try it. I added a few drops of the Wearingeul Brain rose gold glitter. Brilliant on my part, if I do say so myself! It's a dark gray-black ink and must be a very wet ink. With the rose gold shimmer, it looks like the ink was made for the pen. I envision I'll be keeping this pen inked up, especially when I go to professional meetings. Pen-loving pharmacists everywhere will do an envious double-take!

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.