Cooperation between Pineider and Carbon Dream led to the making of the first pen ever made in Forged Carbon.
Made in Florence, Italy, and designed by Dante Del Vecchio, this fountain pen features Pineider’s flexible nib, a quill-shaped clip, and a “soft touch magnetic lock” cap system.
The filling mechanism is unique - push the button to extract the piston knob, turn the piston knob like any other piston filler to fill the pen with ink, then push the button again to lock it in place.
This fountain pen has a smooth, soft rhodium-plated 14k gold nib, which is flexible for ease of creating line width variation in your writing. Each pen also comes a Pineider Pen Filler for ease of filling.
The Pineider La Grande Bellezza Mystery Filler Forged Carbon is limited to 888 pieces worldwide.
About this pen:
Carbon Dream, a company established in 1993, is a leader in Italy and worldwide in the manufacture of details derived from composite materials. Its clientele represents the peak of luxury and technology, ranging from Ferrari Formula 1 and Bugatti to Ducati and yacht manufacturer Perini Navi.
Assisted by the 10 engineers and technicians working with Carbon Dream, Pineider has produced the mold and perfected the technology required to adapt Forged Carbon for writing implements.
Traditional carbon fiber is a fabric of thin fibers held together by a resin. It is lightweight and resistant, but quite difficult to mold into complex curves or to create different inner and outer profiles. Forged Carbon resolves these problems by using discontinuous fibers.
Forged composite material forgoes weaving, instead using casually arranged fibers mixed with resin, formed in a heated press at high pressure. The resulting compound is reliably strong in every direction. A further aesthetic bonus of casual fibers is that every end product is unique.
Forged Carbon is used in top-of-the-range automobiles by the most famous manufacturers, as well as for luxury watches and golf clubs. It has never used to produce writing instruments until now.
Mysterious watches have watch dials that do not indicate the time, where you have to guess the time from the position of the hour and minute hands. In this Mystery Filler fountain pen, the plunger is enriched with a mechanism that allows the user to conceal the activation button back inside the barrel after filling the pen, which prevents the filling system from opening accidentally.
The Quill Nib
Pineider's 14k gold Quill Nib was designed in 2017, following a global writing trend for flexible nibs. It is endowed with an excellent memory. This flexible nib was designed for everyday writing, including beginners. Remember that a fountain pen is an extension of one's hand and requires no pressure when writing.
Twist Magnetic Lock
Pineider has invented a new pen closure system capable of combining the pleasure of the screw cap with the immediacy and security of the magnetic closure.
The problem with traditional closures is that they do not tell you when the pen is closed, so it is easy to distractedly put the pen in your pocket without screwing the cap tight. In Pineider's patent, the polarization of the magnets makes for a soft opening and and even more satisfying closure: you can open the pen slowly or you can watch it rotate on itself in your fingers while waiting to hear the pen closed signal.
The Goose Quill has been the chief writing implement since the fall of the Roman Empire. The Goose Quill has written the civilization of the modern world from Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence. The Codex Gigas, the biggest book of the entire Middle Ages which took the monk who wrote it over 30 years to complete without making even the slightest mistake, was known as "The Devil's Bible" for that very reason. Esoteric sources associate the Quill with hope, balance, and good fortune.
The Goose Quill, chosen by Pineider as its very own mark of distinction, is freely interpreted for each pen on which it is bestowed, playing the crucial role of supporting the pen and allowing it to show itself to best advantage. Thus the Pineider Quill will become classic, young, technological, futuristic and invariably compliant with the principles of “Human Design”.
We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material there will be some variation in the pattern seen here. This adds an element of uniqueness to the pen, with no two patterns being exactly the same.
- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Carbon Fiber
- 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.
- Mystery Filler
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Soft Extra-Fine, Soft Fine, Soft Medium, Soft Broad, Soft 1.3mm Stub
- 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
- 12.8mm (0.50in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 15.4mm (0.61in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 18.4mm (0.72in)
- 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.
- 138.5mm (5.45in)
- Length - Cap
- 70.7mm (2.78in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23.2mm (0.91in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 152mm (5.98in)
- 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.
- 172.4mm (6.79in)
- Weight - Body
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- 33g (1.16oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 18g (0.63oz)
- 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.
Reviews & Questions
How do I fill a fountain pen with ink?
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!
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.
You can learn more with our Fountain Pen 101 video on Filling Mechanisms on YouTube.
How do I clean a fountain pen?
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?
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?
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!
Pineider Forged Carbon Fountain Pen - Silver Trim (Limited Edition)
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