Introducing the Conklin Endura Deco Crest, an acrylic resin fountain pen with a metal filigree overlay. It fills via standard international cartridge/converter and comes equipped with a #6 JoWo steel nib. The cap screws onto the barrel to close as well as to post.
The Conklin Pen Company was established in 1898 during the golden era of fountain pens, and is still regarded as one of the most prominent pen manufacturers today. Deco, a design era that began in the mid-1920’s at the height of Conklin’s fountain pen business, was a large influence on the modern art world from architecture to fashion. Conklin pens were no exception, as they were a significant contribution to the creative new age.
Conklin’s new Endura Deco Crest is the ideal revival of that exciting period. Great concepts and innovative ideas will stand the test of time. The Conklin Pen Company of Toledo, Ohio, USA built and earned a reputation of high quality and careful workmanship that made one proud to own a genuine Conklin pen.
Unfortunately, the Conklin Pen Company ceased production in 1955. The brand was brought back to life when the company was purchased in 2000. Yafa Pen Company, owner and world-wide distributor of the Conklin brand since 2009, is proud to utilize its 43 years of experience to restore the quality and dedication of the original Conklin Pen Company to produce fine pens that are treasured for generations. It is very exciting to revitalize the original designs with their elegant and sophisticated look with the greatest attention to details and quality.
From 1660 to the late 19th century, filigree was ornamental work made with grains or beads. It was very popular in Italy, France, and Portugal as well as India and Asia. Today filigree/overlay is a form of intricate metalwork usually of fine wire of gold, silver, copper, or metal, and is used to decorate various surfaces. Filigree can be applied to any ornamental openwork of delicate or intricate design. The beauty of filigree craftsmanship is undeniable.
The first Deco Crest™ pens were manufactured by Conklin Pen Company back in 1905. Through the years the Deco Crest™ kept its place in Conklin’s collection by virtue of its beauty and durability. The Conklin Pen Company originally released the ever successful Endura in 1924, and the Endura line continued to expand and grow. Based on the original models, the Endura has all the aesthetic design features which made the pen such a timeless classic.
By combining these two famous models, today Conklin Pen Company is proud to introduce the Endura Deco Crest™.
The collection is available in three gorgeous colors, each with a different finish. Crafted from hand-made European high-grade, hand-turned and hand-polished resin and accented with metal overlay, the barrel brilliantly reflects light off of its surface, enhancing the stunning colors. Lustrous plating adorns the clip, band, trim and overlay, enhancing the elegance of each Endura pen.
The Endura Deco Crest is offered with your choice of a reliable, smooth-writing German made JoWo #6 stainless steel nib in extra-fine, fine, medium, broad, or 1.1mm stub, or the new JoWo stainless steel Omniflex flexible steel nib for variation in line width.
Our note about the JoWo Omniflex nib: This flex nib will allow you to experience more bounce and softness than writing with conventional nibs. You can achieve some line variation with a little additional downward pressure, to a point. We recommend flexing the nib to about twice the line width that you would see without using any pressure. Please take care to avoid pressing too hard on the nib, as over-flexing could prevent the tines from returning fully to their original position and decrease or stop your ink flow.
Each Conklin Endura comes in a gift box with two standard international short ink cartridges (1 blue and 1 black), a standard international converter, and is warrantied for life by Conklin’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.