This reproduction of the tried-and-true original Passaporto design, available in three colors and three nib sizes, is being launched exclusively on Massdrop. Thanks to an outpouring of support from members who requested a rerun of the discontinued model and voted in polls for their preferred pen colors and nib sizes, Massdrop has been able to partner with Stipula to make this possible.
Note: At checkout, you can select any combination of colors (Blue, Crystal, or Red) and nib size from (Fine, Medium, or 0.9mm Italic).
Note: To illustrate the relative lengths of this pen when posted versus unposted, images above show a revised version unposted (clear, left), and original version posted (blue, right). The images below, showing the nib detail and inked, are also of the revised version.
Stipula hit all the right notes when they released this pocket fountain pen, which accepts short standard cartridges but is designed as an eyedropper-fill with large ink capacity relative to its small size. The cap is appointed with a chromed ring, which is threaded on the inside and features Stipula's leaf logo in sterling silver outside. While principally for decoration, this addition of the Stipula logo also prevents the pen from rolling. The company's logo can be seen again etched into the stainless steel Stipula nibs. The Stipula name and "Tutto fatto a Toscano," meaning "Made in Tuscany," are etched into each transparent or translucent barrel.
While revised versions of the Passaporto were certainly good, the original design was better for a number of reasons. Most importantly, better construction of the grip section and threading makes the original version strong enough for everyday carry, whereas later versions were prone to cracking along the feed. Another key difference is that threading on the barrel's end of this original reproduction allows for the cap to post securely, whereas the cap on later designs did not stay posted. This was a fairly serious issue for such a small pen, which is more comfortable for most hands when posted at a total length of 4.9 inches (12.5 cm).
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Feb 6, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.