A recent addition to my collection is the Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Desk Pen. I’ve actually had it a couple weeks but I’m just getting around to inking it up. I’ve been admiring the Franklin-Christoph pens since learning of their existence. I like their style and they seem to be a good value. I have a couple of their pen cases, but this is my first foray into one of their pens. (I do have a second on the way).
This is a clip-less desk pen, with a flattened area on the barrel to prevent rolling off the desk. This, and the long length makes this a unique pen in my accumulation. I bought the pen with a extra fine steel nib. It will become apparent I have a preference for thin nibs.
For the first ink I picked De Atramentis Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s an ink from the blue family, but has a very purple look to it. This has been less purplish and more blue once the extra fine nib puts it down on paper.
The specs from the Franklin-Christoph website are:
- Capped Length: 6.3″
- Barrel Diameter at cap: .55″
- Barrel Diameter at smallest part of the grip section: .41″
- Cartridge/Converter that can use long or short international cartridges.
- Can be converted to eyedropper fill
I’ll have a full review and better photos once I’ve used the pen for awhile. Anyone else used the Franlklin-Christoph desk pen?