Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 51

Next up in our virtual "show & tell"--Lina's beautiful Benu 'Minima' fountain pen in the aptly-named "Blazing Gold" pattern"...

(all photos courtesy of Lina ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Lina: "This pen is slightly small, compact, with a streamlined, faceted body. It's small and lightweight, great for carrying. It has a screw cap but it is not postable, and its sleek design can roll off the desk so you have to be careful with that."

"This pen is handmade of a high-quality transparent resin with golden leaf and glitter inserts. It has a #5 Schmidt stainless steel nib F and writes very smooth and reliable, just as you would expect a Schmidt nib."

"The body is actually quite small and came with a Kaweco cartridge (I bought it second hand), not sure if anything bigger fits. I tried fitting a Kaweco Sport converter and it fit just right."

"A small bit about the company: The Benu Pen company is a small Russian company, based in Moscow, which makes handmade writing instruments in streamlined shapes and vibrant color combinations. The name Benu comes from the ancient Egyptian deity linked with the sun, creation, and rebirth. Benu is a symbol of constant changes, recurrence, and renovations."

As a side note, the "Blazing Gold" material used for Lina's Benu "Minima" was also used for another Benu fountain pen model called the "Essence". The "Essence" is slightly larger than the "Minima", has a clip, and is postable.

Lina - thank you so much for sharing your lovely new acquisition with all of us!

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