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Maestro® 18K Gold Plated Fountain Pen (Medium Nib) - Tahitian Black Mother of Pearl

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Product Design Ⓒ Xezo

There are makers who can produce pens with short-cut pieces of mother of pearl. However, we believe that the hard-to-achieve aesthetics of single-cut long panels of black Tahitian mother of pearl create a stunning effect.

It was very challenging for our design team to find a solution on how to produce an entire pen from these single-cut long panels of mother of pearl. Not only was the cost of sourcing the longest Tahitian mother of pearl available a serious issue, but also the technical skill involved with carefully cutting each panel in an ideal straight line, cementing each panel on the barrel, and then polishing each barrel to ensure an ideally round object was the greatest obstacle of all.

However, we believed that it was still possible to overcome these obstacles. The inspiration for this was a vintage French pen based on the principles of Nicolas Bion, the royal instrument craftsman to King Louis XIV and one of the earliest known European fountain pen artisans.

In 2018 Xezo embarked on this project, but it wasn't until 2020-2021 that we were able to overcome technical issues and produce pens made with single-cut long panels of Tahitian black mother of pearl. Each of these very unique pens are serialized and entirely handmade. The mother of pearl we use is a natural material, and every panel is unique. Due to this, some distinctions in the colors and textures in these pens may occur, helping make your pen one of a kind.

These pens feature a round shape and a smooth, glossy finish that brings out the deep undertones in the Tahitian mother of pearl. There is no clear coating on top of the pearl material; it is instead a result of an intensive hand-polishing procedure that showcases the pure beauty of untreated, polished oceanic mother of pearl.

Mother of pearl is not only beautiful—it’s also known as one of the most durable natural materials. Xezo uses a grade of nacre (mother of pearl) with a hardness of 4.5 on the Mohs scale. For comparison, a fingernail has a hardness of 2.5, a knife’s steel blade has a hardness of 5.5, and copper or brass have a hardness of 3. We use this toughest grade of mother of pearl in our luxury pens because we believe that the best gift is one that represents enduring love and care.

Each luxury pen has 18K gold-plated brass fittings. This fountain pen is fitted with a 0.5 mm medium-point silky smooth stainless steel nib.

We truly hope that this pen will be a reflection of the connoisseur’s taste of its owner.

The production of each Xezo pen model is limited to 500 pieces or less (excluding some series, such as the Maestro Sea Shell FPG/B/RPG and the Legionnaire). Each Xezo pen is a handcrafted collectible item and an exceptional gift for a pen collector—one day destined to become a vintage heirloom.

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Model Name Maestro Tahitian Black MOP FM
UPC 860002740430
Nib Line width: Medium (0.5 mm).
Stainless steel nib with iridium point.
Body Solid brass with handmade long panels of Tahitian black mother of pearl
Features Long single-cut panels of Tahitian black mother of pearl.
18k gold-plated brass fittings.
Every pen is unique and serialized.
Screw-on cap.
Fittings 18K gold-plated
Diameter 12 mm
Length Posted 174 mm / 6.85 in
Length Capped 145 mm / 5.71 in
Weight 45.3 g / 1.6 oz
Packaging Gift box, pouch, 4 cartridges, piston converter, certificates, and 3-year warranty card
Refills Xezo Fountain Cartridges
Warranty Every Xezo writing instrument is guaranteed against all defects in workmanship and parts for 3 years from date of sale. Additional 2-year and 4-year warranty coverage plans can be purchased separately from Xezo.

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