The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Fountain Pen is an exact replica of the original Conklin Pen Company crescent filler used and promoted by Mark Twain. The Conklin Pen Company was established in 1898 and is regarded as one of the most innovative manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens. In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author, began his relationship with The Conklin Pen Company, the great American pen manufacturer. As a spokesman for Conklin, Twain advertised and promoted the famous Conklin Crescent Filler.
We’ve got two new colors of this classic fountain pen, and while they both have the flexible rubber sac as an internal ink reservoir plus the two-toned stainless steel nib with the well-known crescent shaped breathing hole, they definitely have distinct characteristics.
The commanding hue of the Conklin Orange Crescent Fountain Pen is also made from cellulose acetate and the barrel is engraved with the famous Conklin logo. However, the orange version is accented with a yellow-gold plated clip, cap band, and crescent.
The classy Conklin Black Chase Crescent Fountain Pen is made from cellulose acetate with a subtle pattern over the whole body and cap. The Black Chase version is different from the other colored Conklin Crescent Fountain Pens as it is accented with a rose-gold plated clip, cap band, and crescent (rather than yellow gold).
Both Conklin Crescent Fountain Pens are beautiful writing instruments for fountain pen enthusiasts of all types, including obviously Mark Twain. He even expressed his love for this special fountain pen in a series of advertisements when he stated, “I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach, and I can not mislay even by art or intention. Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver; it cannot roll off the desk.”