Welcome to my world of Krishnapens. I am Dr. Sreekumar, a doctor by profession, and a fountain pen enthusiast by passion.
I am making hand crafted ebonite fountain pens. I owe my special thanks to my beloved teacher Mr. A.C. Ramachandran of Calicut pens, for gathering my self the adequate skills to achieve this.
My special interests are in lacquering ebonite pens , in tuning / grinding nibs and also in making a variety of inks for fountain pens.
NOTE – Due to higher number of pending orders, booking of new K 64 pens are suspended now. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. If you want me to let you know when booking restarts, kindly leave a message through the contact page.
For Lyrebird or Kim& Co Calicut pens, please directly enquire. These are available with No 8 Fine Gold coloured monotone nibs which are hand tuned in accordance with Krishna Standard Nib series, Super smooth Fine. Very good for note taking/general purpose writing.
Introducing New Inks ………….
SUMUKHI … The Pink Sheener.. This is a moderate sheen ink
ANOKHI … The purple sheener .. Moderate sheen – More sheen than Sumukhi — Lesser than Jungle Volcano /Vaikhari /Moonview
KANIKONNA … Golden flowers of Vishu Festival
Konna _ The most important tree and flowers for the summer festival of Kerala – Vishu. Sorry that although the ink was introduced well before Vishu, I was not able to upload in this site.
LAVENDER BLACK Low concentration Iron gall Ink
An iron gall ink,concentration is low enough for a low maintenance. Still can write water proof.
WINTER VERSION 3
There are 3 versions of Winter. Although the current vesrion is 3, Version 2 is also available at request.
With Version 1 and 3 it may be needed to mix diluent at ratio 3:1 ( Ink to Diluent 3:1) for some pens.
NOTE about Diluent
A diluent is available for mixing with different inks. Sold separately. It may be needed for Granade, Pome granate, Sakthy, Gold fish gold Version 1 and 2, all Antarjaami series inks, Mint, Ealam,Shamrock, Byzantium, Mexican Pink, Azaelia flora, Empty and Thulsi. The above mentioned inks are high concentration inks. Recommended ratio is 3:1, Ink:Diluent. If diluent is not available, distilled water can be added but only as small batches. Adding in the recommended ratio to the above mentioned inks will not effect the chroma quality, but note that adding 25 % diluent/ Water may reduce the sheen by around 50 %. Shading will not be affected to that extend or may not be changed at all.
The diluent can also be used with other inks in various proportions to get a variety of shades of different colours. This can be interesting with inks like Krishna Pencil,Ochre ,Yellow valley etc. The effect may be achieved also by diluting with water. But I am recommending diluent over water if you are going for proportions higher than 50 % ( That is 1:1 ratio or more ). Also note that most of the Krishna inks can be mixed with each other. But please avoid After Dark, Iron gall inks, faux Iron gall inks and older (discontinued inks like Byzantium, Mexican Pink, Lake blue, Sapphire blue, Yavanapriya and Peacock) in any ink mixing recipe.
( K 64 BAI CHII SAI LACQUER COATED HARD RUBBER FOUNTAIN PEN )
( Removable Nib Feed Units for Bai Chii Sai Pens )