My second Franklin-Christoph pen of the week, and fourth overall, is the Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic in Emerald Green with a medium italic nib. While not specifically listed for this pen, it appears the F-C medium italic nibs are .8mm.
Like the other F-C pens, I picked it for its quality and unique design. The italic nib is a first for my accumulation.
The F-C website calls this its flagship pen and lists the following specs:
- .540″ upper barrel diameter
- .420″ lower barrel diameter
- 5.591″ capped length
- 5.54″ cap posted length (including nib)
- 4.942″ barrel length (including nib)
- Made of hard acrylic with numerous steel or gold nib choices.
You’ll notice that the posted and not posted lengths have just over a half-inch difference. The tapered barrel sits deeply inside the cap when posted.
There was a difference between the website pictures and what I envision emerald green to be. The pictures showed a darker pen than I would expect to be called emerald green. I wanted the color in the picture and I was happy that was the color that arrived. It’s a dark pen that turns to black in some areas. It’s translucent in spots when held up to the light. The shading is great.
I picked an italic nib for this pen which is a first for me. For it”s first ink I picked another personal first, choosing De Atrementis Black Edition Black-Green ink.It’s a nice dark green ink.
I’m looking forward to using the new pen, nib and ink.