You know how when you mess something up, it can have unexpected consequences? Well, that was what happened here. I was turning one of my new 'Pocket Fountain Pens', when I absentmindedly turned the grip section about a half millimetre too narrow. A half mm there can make a big difference, so I had a choice: scrap it and make a new one, or...nope. I didn't want to waste the material, so I decided to redesign the pen I was working on, and make a smaller one to hold a #5 JoWo nib that I had in stock. But I decided that since I was doing something different anyway, maybe I would see what I can do with some cutoff pieces I had leftover from another project (The 'Earth' Pen, that I put up recently, using 'Ocean Lava' resin from Bear Tooth Woods).
So, in the spirit of ultra-portable mini-sized fountains pens like Stipula's Passaporto, or Kaweco's AL Sport, the 'Micro Pocket Pen' was born. Like most other mini fountain pens, it is designed to take standard sized cartridges. Also like other pens in this category, it is extremely compact when closed, but posts to a pretty decent and comfortable size for writing. As well, the barrel to cap threading (on both ends of the barrel) is all triple-start, so the cap screws on with only a quarter or half twist - very convenient for repeated capping and uncapping...
The dimensions are 85mm (3 3/8") closed, which is a bit smaller than the Passaporto, and 119mm (4 11/16") posted, which is also just a touch smaller than the posted Passaporto. I have pictured it here with a Passaporto, a Kaweco, and a larger size Sailor 1911. When the Micro Pocket Pen was posted, I found it to be quite comfortable for writing - despite my large hands - similar to the Passaporto, and to an unposted 1911 (I usually write with that pen unposted).
I'm reasonably happy with how this came out, considering that it is just a prototype. I have had a number of requests for mini sized fountain pens, so chances are pretty good that I will be making more of these :-)
Thanks for looking!