(0:28) – Material Options
(0:51) – Brass Features/Price
(1:13) – Copper Features/Price
(1:30) – Titanium Features/Price
(1:54) – Material Maintenance
(2:37) – Summary/Availability
Late in 2016, we worked with Conklin to design an exclusive pen called the Nighthawk, which is a stealthy matte carbon fiber pen with a German-made Goulet nib. Check out the Quick Look video I did there to see the details.
We had the opportunity to update the material used for the Nighthawk for a special edition run, and that’s what I want to share with you today. Literally the same nib, trim parts, each individually numbered with a separate numbering system for each material, just different body materials.
The Nighthawk Metals are available in three different materials: Copper, Brass, and Titanium. Each version features a sandblasted finish which gives it a matte look, something I haven’t seen in too many other pen models. It does have a slight texture to it, similar to the Lamy Safaris with matte finishes.
It is important to note that both the Brass & Copper are raw metals, so they will patina a lot. It’ll oxidize with the surrounding environment, and a polishing cloth won’t work because of the matte finish.
The trick I’ve found that works great in polishing these pens is to combine 1 tsp of lemon juice with a pinch of salt. Mix that for 5-10 seconds and spread on the pen with a toothbrush or q-tip. Rinse the pen with water, and it should look as good as new. That said, it will patina relatively quickly (depending on how much you’re handling it), so cleaning it once a week to keep that new look, or let it go and see where the patina takes you!
All versions feature with black stainless steel Goulet nibs in a variety of nib sizes (EF, F, M, 1.1). These nibs write smooth with a hint of feedback. The Nighthawk also comes with a standard international converter, while accepting both long & short cartridges.
These pens are special edition & won’t be around forever, so be sure to grab one while you can! The brass version is the most affordable at $100 (same price as the carbon fiber). The copper is $110, and the Titanium is available for $120, which makes it one of the most affordable titanium fountain pens around. Be sure to check out all the details & technical specs on GouletPens.com!
What do you think? Which material is your favorite?