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Pen Models and Commissions

If you are thinking of commissioning a pen then please get in touch and I'll do my best to help. Below is a list of available models and prices with the various options available.

Rockster pens come in various models and standard diameters and lengths which are specified in the descriptions below. In some cases some of the dimensions are fixed. With other models there are more options available in terms of diameters and lengths.

Standard with Each Pen

  • Nibs - either Bock No 5, 6 or 8 or Jowo No 6 (*The Rockster and Red & Black Mono pens only come with a Bock nib)
  • Beaufort Ink premium "standard international" converter
  • Each pen comes in a recyclable/reusable Rockster cardboard pen tube

Pen Models

The Rockster

The Rockster is my signature pen. It is a TroubleShooter 1313, (see below), and comes in beautiful black tortoiseshell cellulose acetate making it feel warm and soft to the touch in the way only real cellulose acetate can. It features a red accent ring at the section and a Bock black nib. The only decision you have to make is what size nib you’d like (EF, F, M or B).

It has a black and translucent pattern and the inside is polished just enough to remove any tool marks but is left with a semi-clear, cloudy effect which produces a grey tone to compliment the black.

The pen is based on our dog Rocky, a silver and black miniature schnauzer. The red section accent ring, which I add to many of my pens, represents the red collar that he has always worn since he was a pup. “The Rockster” is how he is affectionately known within the family, and it’s where the name “Rockster Pens” comes from.

Price: £145

The TroubleShooter

This is my "go to" pen shape, a pen for all seasons. The lack of a step between the section and barrel gives it a clean look and feel and is perfect for "high grippers". It has a tapered barrel allowing the cap to be posted* onto the end. The standard size is a mid-size 1313 but other options are available.

Price: Starts at £135

Length capped: ≈141mm

Length uncapped: ≈134mm

Cap Threads: 13mm

Postable: Yes* (The cap can be mounted on the end of the barrel)

Step: None

Options

Cap Threads 14mm: No charge

Cap Finial Ring: + £15

Cap Centre Rings (2): + £25

Barrel Finial Ring: + £15

14k/18k Gold or 23k Palladium Nib Upgrade: + £160 

*Rockster pens are made from high quality fine materials which, by their very nature, require care when using. This especially true when posting the cap onto the barrel. The cap is designed to fit snugly with gentle pressure. Never force the cap as this will risk damaging the threads or even splitting the cap

The TroubleShooter Mono

TroubleShooter Mono

A TroubleShooter in one colour. The red version comes with a red Bock nib and the black version with a black Bock nib. Other colours are available with a selection of nib finishes. 

Price: Starts at £135 (£145 for red or black nibs)

Length capped: ≈141mm

Length uncapped: ≈134mm

Cap Threads: 13mm

Postable: Yes* (The cap can be mounted on the end of the barrel)

Step: None

Options

Cap Threads 14mm: No charge

14k/18k Gold or 23k Palladium Nib Upgrade: + £160 

The SweetTalker 

SweetTalker

Because this pen is "smooth"... When capped this model has no step between the barrel and the cap and has no taper towards the ends of the cap and barrel. It does have a small step between the threads and the main body. Standard model is 1315.

Price: Starts at £140

Length capped: ≈138mm

Length uncapped: ≈134mm

Cap Threads: 13mm

Barrel Diameter: ≈15mm

Postable: No

Step: 1mm

Options

14k/18k Gold or 23k Palladium Nib Upgrade: + £160 

The Jobsworth

Jobsworth

If a job's worth doing... This "cigar style" pen has rounded ends to the cap and barrel. This shape is pleasing on the eye and very tactile in the hand with a somewhat art-deco feel. It has no step between the section and barrel so another good option if you hold the pen higher up. The barrel and cap can be straight or tapered, allowing the option to be posted.

Price: Starts at £135

Length capped: ≈140mm

Length uncapped: ≈131mm

Cap Threads: 13mm

Barrel Diameter: ≈14mm

Postable: Optional (Tapered barrel version can be posted)

Step: None

Options

Cap Threads 14mm: No charge

Cap Finial Ring: + £15

Cap Centre Rings (2): + £25

Barrel Finial Ring: + £15

14k/18k Gold or 23k Palladium Nib Upgrade: + £160 

The RingLeader

RingLeader

The RingLeader is the largest model in both length and width. The tapered barrel and cap are complimented by the slightly angular ends. There is a  step between the threads and the main body. The cap has a short taper towards the opening which creates a seamless join where it meets the barrel. 

This pen can be posted.

Price: Starts at £135

Length capped: ≈ 143mm

Length uncapped: ≈ 135mm

Cap Threads: 13mm

Barrel Diameter: ≈ 15mm

Postable: Yes

Step: 1mm

Options

Cap Threads 14mm: No charge (may not be available for all materials)

Cap Finial Ring: + £15

Cap Centre Rings (2): + £25

Barrel Finial Ring: + £15

14k/18k Gold or 23k Palladium Nib Upgrade: + £160 

The HeadHunter

HeadHunter

This pen has slightly softened square ends to the barrel and the cap which have no taper towards the ends. The barrel has a slight step between the threads and the main body. The cap is 2mm wider than the barrel which gives a pleasing aesthetic feel. 

The barrel and cap have no taper, meaning this pen cannot be posted.

Price: Starts at £130

Length capped: ≈140mm

Length uncapped: ≈131mm

Cap Threads: 13mm

Barrel Diameter: ≈14.2mm

Postable: No (The cap cannot be mounted on the end of the barrel)

Step: 1mm

Options

Cap Threads 14mm: No charge

Cap Finial Ring: + £15

Cap Centre Rings (2): + £25

Barrel Finial Ring: + £15

14k/18k Gold or 23k Palladium Nib Upgrade: + £160 

The Chapstick

This little pocket rocket measures only 85mm long when closed making it ideal for keeping in a small bag or in a trouser pocket. The cap removes and is screwed onto the end of the barrel to create a full size fountain pen which measures 125mm long. It is fed by a single standard ink cartridge.

Price: Starts at £120

Length capped: ≈85mm

Length uncapped: ≈125mm

Cap Threads: 13mm

Barrel Diameter: ≈15.2mm

Postable: Yes - the cap is posted to form the full length pen when in use.

Step: 1mm

Options

14k/18k Gold or 23k Palladium Nib Upgrade: + £160

What's with the numbers?

Most Rockster pens have a number along side the model that describes the thickness of the barrel at its slimmest and widest parts. So for example a 1214 pen is 12mm at the section/cap threads, (near where you hold the pen), and 14mm at the widest point of the barrel. In this case there will be a 1mm "step" between the threads and the barrel.

Nibs

Pens are made to take either Bock and/or Jowo nibs unless otherwise stated, (see the individual descriptions), but there are numerous options of finish and nib width. Often, but not always, a pen which has a #6 nib can be supplied with a #5 nib instead, and vice versa.

If you buy a pen directly from the web site then, once you have completed the order, you will be contacted to decide which nib width and finish you would prefer. Most nibs are held in stock but on occasions they may need to be ordered, which will add one or two days to the delivery time.

Ink Feeds

All pens take standard international cartridges and take converters apart from the Chapstick. A high quality international standard Beaufort Ink converter is supplied with each pen apart from the ChapStick, where 2 cartridges are provided.