The Nightingale Pen is made to commemorate Florence Nightingale, a British social reformer and foundational philosopher of modern nursing.
In her later life, Nightingale used Onoto pens. We crafted the Nightingale Pen to honor her iconic personality – bold, driven, opinionated, yet caring and kind – and the countless ways in which she improved our lives.
The monochrome black and white design of the pen reflects the historic nursing uniforms of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The white mother of pearl glimmers like hope that the “Lady with the Lamp” brought to those suffering. While its translucent effect symbolizes purity and for those more philosophically inclined, it represents a collective human worry about our lack of substance.
This pen is based on the style and shape of one of the most famous fountain pens – the Onoto Magna of 1937 which is still acclaimed by many as the best fountain pen ever made – this pen has 3 gold-plated sterling silver cap bands with the gold-plated sterling silver Onoto Chevron clip.
This pen is available in limited edition of 200, to mark Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 2020.
Onoto size 7 18ct nib
Hallmarked gold plated sterling silver bands, button and clip with Onoto cipher.
Capped (closed): 140mm
Uncapped including nib: 127mm
Posted including nib: 166mm
Barrel diameter: 11 – 13.2mm
Cap diameter: 14 – 15.8mm
Cap length: 67mm