The Bebe Fountain Pen in Ilektra

Design:
Bebe

Posting Cap:

Yes

Length, Cap Off

142mm
Length, Cap On
157mm

Body Diameter, Widest

16.7mm

Grip Diameter

10.6mm

Colorway

‘Ilektra’
Metallic electrum swirls with oxidized copper edging frames color-shifting lavender and sky blue.

Hardware Material

Aluminum

Nib

Jowo #6

Ink or Refill

$195.00

Out of stock

The Bebe Fountain Pen in Ilektra

Why Bebe (beh-bee)?
Because when I made the prototype, my first response was: “OMG LOOK AT THE WEE BEBE FOUNTAIN PEN.” Yes, I am a nerd and I decided to lean into that. (C’mon, I make fountain pens. Nerd is a given.)

This pen was designed for people who prefer smaller grips and shorter, lighter-weight pens, but still want some… girth… in the body. As much art as it is a pen, each pen is one of a kind, turned from my own small-batch resin casts.

I mean it, too. Even when I make two Bebes from the same cast, every single Bebe pen is one of a kind – I cast to make sure of it. 

Each pen is also entirely hand-crafted, including the metal components. (The nibs, not yet.)

All of the resin material used is cast in-house. The bodies are cut, prepared, and shaped by hand on my trusty wood lathe, and the custom-designed metal components are machined and threaded about five feet away from there on my tiny metal lathe. Each pen is then carefully assembled and meticulously hand-polished in three different stages.

Sure, that seems like a lot of work for a pen, but I take my work seriously because I believe we all deserve to have our passions and joys treated with that kind of respect and consideration. If your passion is writing or fountain pens, you deserve a Bebe fountain pen in your pen collection. You deserve tools made by someone who is as passionate about what they do as you are.

Comes with a gift box. 

Nibs:  Jowo 6 (or compatible, if you choose to swap.)

Ink: Uses any standard fountain pen ink. Can take either a cartridge or Schmidt K5 International Converter. One converter is included, but extra are also available here

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Lynne Ann Morse
Bebe Fountain Pen in Ilektra

Beautifully packaged, clearly with care and an eye toward the whole effect! Reaching the pen was then the climax it was intended to be! Beautiful body - swirls of purple and sparkle just as I saw on the website photo, and all the more thrilling: made by a single craftsperson from start to finish!

The pen itself is slightly less hefty than I would usually choose; I realize this is a personal thing -- pens that sit heavy in the hand don't bother me at all.

The EF point writes smoothly, and I fitted it with a Pelikan 4000 cartridge (after trying a few others). I'll be back when I've experiemented with some of Abigail's recommended converters, as well.

Very happy; looking forward to years of good service from this one!